Why Dads Are Getting More Sleep Than Mom Even With A Newborn Around
Pregnancy and birth are miracles of science which take two to conceive but affects one vastly more than the other.
From suffering through periods and actually pushing a child out of their reproductive systems, women also have to gain weight.
And while some men claim to sympathize by gaining pregMANcy weight, *rolls eyes*, we really have no idea what the process is like.
Well, it appears that even after birth men have it easier, too.
According to preliminary research set to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 69th Annual Meeting, having kids wrecks women’s sleep, but leaves guys’ shuteye unscathed.
Researchers found that having kids was the only factor associated with whether or not women under 45 got enough sleep, which was defined as 7 to 9 hours nightly.
In fact, each additional kid in the house upped her odds of insufficient sleep by nearly 50 percent — no surprise.
They also discovered that less than half of women with kids reported getting at least 7 hours of sleep, compared to 62 percent of women who didn’t have kids.
As a result, it’s leaving them sufficiently more tired —younger women with children said they felt tired 14 days a month on average, compared to 11 days for those with no kids in the house.
The catch is that the same study found no link between the presence of kids in the house and how long men were sleeping.
Basically, what this means is that men are either not in the household or take far less of a responsibility when it comes to caring for their child at night.
Finding absolutely no link between the number of kids in a home and the amount of sleep a man is able to sleep is an indicator of a lack of communication of what roles should be.
In fact, women who report sharing childcare duties equally with their husbands also report higher-quality relationships, better sex lives, and less partner conflict than moms who do most of the child-rearing themselves.
And men reported higher levels of sex satisfaction when they contributed equally, too.
There should be no reason why men are getting more sleep than the mother of the child, and it’s up to men to fix that.