A new survey has found that mothers with children at home were likely to be sleep-deprived compared to women without children. Children at home did not affect the sleep patterns of the fathers.
– Women with children reported that they were tired 14 days every month compared to 11 days for women without children.
– With the increase of one child in the house, there was a 50 percent increase in the likelihood if insufficient sleep.
– Mothers with children between newborn and 3 years got less sleep compared to mothers of children between 3 and 6 years.
Mindell suggests parents make a plan as to who is going to take care of household duties, including child care, so each parent can have a goal of enough sleep.
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Mike Dilkes MS FRCS(ORL-HNS), FRCSEd, FRCS
Mike Dilkes ENT is based in Central, North, East and South London. Most of our consultations and treatments are carried out either at The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth or The London Independent Hospital. The Hospital of St John and St Elizabeth is one of London's biggest and most prestigious private hospitals.
It is in St Johns's Wood, a leafy area of the west end, just north of Harley Street and Regent's Park. The London Independent Hospital is in Stepney Green, hidden away just behind Mile End Road, just to the East of the City of London. Formally The London Jewish Hospital, it is a purpose built modern building with full facilities, beautifully appointed rooms, state of the art laser systems and, in case anything goes wrong (it really shouldn't), a fully covered Consultant 24 hour ward and Intensive Care presence - the only private hospital in London to have this.