Moms get less sleep than fathers, study says

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Have you ever wondered why our moms get easily annoyed every time we interrupt their sleep?

Of course, it’s given that nobody wants their sleep to be halted, but mothers, according to a study, get less sleep than their spouses, so we might as well give that little break to our mothers, who are also our superwoman. After all a good night’s sleep is all we need at the end of a tiring day.

Mothers, especially those with little children at home, are sleep deprived, a preliminary study presented at the American Academy of Neurology in Boston said; noting that women are sleeping less and less each year.

According to the study, it was found out that mothers are not only sleeping less, but they are also reportedly feeling tired throughout the day.

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Kelly Sullivan, the author of the study, said that getting enough sleep is a key component of overall health and can impact the heart, mind, and weight.

“It’s important to learn what is keeping people from getting the rest they need so we can help them work toward better health,” Sullivan said.

In a separate study, it was revealed that “poor sleep is associated with greater psychological distress and higher levels of biomarkers associated with elevated risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes.”

These are significantly stronger in women than in men, it said.

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In order for mothers to get enough sleep they are advised to get the entire family on the same sleep schedule — making sure everyone goes to bed on time and wake up the same time each morning. This can help them maximize their time in bed.

Second, try to limit the usage of gadgets, especially smartphones and television screens, as the study said that glaring blue lights of electronic devices make it harder for our brains and bodies to shut down.

Third, moms are also encouraged to practice a relaxing bedtime routine. Sounds cool? Well, it is!

They may try having a warm bath, meditation, or even reading a book. Avoiding naps or doing regular exercise can also help in achieving enough sleep. Evaluating your bedroom — changing pillows, comforters, or a new mattress — might also help.