This news might not come as a surprise to mothers, but a new study confirms that moms (and mums) get sleep than fathers. Researchers at Georgia Southern University in the USA analyzed on the sleeping habits and of nearly 3,000 women and 3,000 men. They wanted to get to the of what affects adults' sleep. The researchers discovered that having children in the house leads to sleep in many mothers. Motherhood reduced the number of hours a mother slept each night. Unsurprisingly, this had an effect on mothers' energy and tiredness during the day. The study found that fathers' sleep remained largely by having kids in the house.
The study reveals that children were the biggest of mothers being sleep deprived. Dr Kelly Sullivan, co- of the report, said each child increased a woman's of getting insufficient sleep by 46 per cent. In addition, 48 per cent of mothers under 45 reported getting an of seven hours of sleep a night, compared with 62 per cent of women of the same who did not have children at home. Dr Sullivan said a lack of sleep impacts physical and mental well-. It increases the risk of diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular , and depression. She added: "It's to learn what is keeping people from getting the rest they need so we can help them work towards better ."