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This news might not come [was / as] a great surprise to mothers, but a new study [conforms / confirms] that moms (and mums) get less sleep than fathers. Researchers at Georgia Southern University in the USA analyzed data [in / on] the sleeping [habits / habitats] and patterns of nearly 3,000 women and 3,000 men. They wanted to get to the [bottom / top] of what affects adults' sleep. The researchers discovered that [have / having] children in the house leads to sleep [deprivation / declaration] in many mothers. Motherhood [significance / significantly] reduced the number of hours a mother slept each night. Unsurprisingly, this had an adverse [affect / effect] on mothers' energy levels and tiredness during the day. The study found that fathers' sleep remained [largely / largesse] unaffected by having kids in the house.

The study [reveals / revels] that children were the biggest cause of mothers being sleep deprived. Dr Kelly Sullivan, co-author of the report, said [all / each] child increased a woman's risk of [getting / gotten] insufficient sleep by 46 per cent. In [addition / additionally] , 48 per cent of mothers under 45 reported getting [an / on] average of seven hours of sleep [the / a] night, compared with 62 per cent of women of the same age who did not have children [at / in] home. Dr Sullivan said a lack of sleep negatively [compacts / impacts] physical and mental well-being. It increases the risk of diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and [depressive / depression] . She added: "It's important to learn what is keeping people from getting the rest they need [so / such] we can help them work towards better health."

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