Working Dads Of Newborns Are More Sleep Deprived Than Stay-At-Home Moms

Having a newborn is a good way to lose sleep, and a new book claims that working dads are actually more sleep deprived than stay-at-home moms. The Informed Parent: A Science-Based Resource for Your Child’s First Four Yearsbook looked at three studies that all claim fathers of new born babies actually get less sleep than mothers. One study used wrist trackers to measure how much sleep 21 pairs of fist time parents got. If found fathers got fewer hours of sleep and had more hours of “confirmed sleepiness.” Mothers got more hours of sleep, but also had more disturbed sleep. Study authors note, “Without the ability to compensate for lost sleep during the day, these fathers simply rode out their fatigue while working.” (Daily Mail)