The joy of motherhood can turn into the burden of motherhood if mom doesn’t get a few winks in between at night. A new study conducted and published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that single moms are sleep-deprived.
According to the study published by the CDC, single mothers are more sleep-deprived than families with two members. This conclusion has been reached after Colleen Nugent, a researcher working for CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics reviewed various medical surveys.
In order to confirm to see if there is indeed a pattern, Nugent, and her team had to analyze the collected data on over 44.000 adults, with ages between 18 and 64.
The data used by the researcher team has been provided by the National Health Interview Survey, between 2013 and 2014. During the two-year period, members working on this project have been collecting various data on American adults via interviews.
On the subject of sleep, we can all agree that it is very important. Single moms know the golden value of sleep when it comes to caring for their baby.
Unfortunately, the study revealed another sad part. It would seem that approximately 41 percent of childbirths registered all over the US occur to women who are not married.
Now, on the subject of sleep deprivation, it would seem that his situation remains the same even when we look at a family with two adults. Basically, in an average family, a woman is likely to suffer from the side-effects of sleep deprivation than a man. The women who have participated in this study declared that they either have problems falling asleep or staying that way.
One possible explanation for the single-mom issue is the prospect of attributions. In single-parent families, the mother must work and care for the child, actions that sooner or later take their toll on one’s sleep schedule.
The study managed to take into account other dimensions. For example, the statisticians working on the project have determined that parents in two-membered families are less likely to take certain medication for falling asleep
And not for the numbers: according to the study, approximately 24 percent of single-mom declared that they had issues falling asleep. Meanwhile, 28.2 percent of interviewed candidates declared that they cannot stay asleep and a whopping 52 percent of them said that they felt extremely tired after waking up.
Sleep deprivation can have a tremendous impact on our health. People with poor sleep habits are prone to diabetes, heart-related issues and can even develop certain psychological issues.