Parents’ Sleep Doesn’t Recover for Years After Having a Baby


By Caitlin O’Kane, CBS News


New parents know all too well how rare a good night’s sleep becomes after a baby arrives. Middle-of-the-night feedings and pre-dawn wake-ups take their toll. Now researchers have calculated just how great a toll it really is.

A recent study, published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Sleep Research Society, found sleep satisfaction and duration sharply declined with childbirth, reaching the lowest point during the first three months after having a baby. And even six years later, parents’ sleep still hadn’t fully recovered…more

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