Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Living with children may mean less sleep for women

This article discusses research presented at a the annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology - I didn't attend this meeting. The article surveyed men and women about sleep duration and level of daytime tiredness. Researchers looked at age, race, education, marital status, number of children in the household, income, body mass index, exercise, employment, and snoring as possible factors linked to sleep deprivation. Results showed that living with children was associated with more sleep deprivation in women, but not with men. Also living with children resulted in women feeling more tired in the daytime. One thing not stated was how old the children are in these households. I would imagine that sleep deprivation and daytime tiredness would increase with younger children.

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