Why Mom Is Exhausted and Dad Is Sleeping Just Fine
A recent study has confirmed what all Moms have been trying to tell us for years - “They’re exhausted!” Research is backing up Moms around the world with a study that shows just how exhausted they really are. According to Science Daily, “The study found that not only was living with children associated with how long younger women slept, but also how often they felt tired. Younger women with children reported feeling tired 14 days per month, on average, compared to 11 days for younger women without children in the household. Having children in the house was not linked to how long men slept.”
Kelly Sullivan, PhD, of Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Ga., and a member of the American Academy of Neurology, who is presenting her findings at the American Academy of Neurology's 69th Annual Meeting in Boston, April 22 to 28, 2017, states "Our study found not only are they not sleeping long enough, they also report feeling tired throughout the day...getting enough sleep is a key component of overall health and can impact the heart, mind and weight," said Sullivan, "It's important to learn what is keeping people from getting the rest they need so we can help them work toward better health."
What Can Dad Do To Help Mom Out?
● Give Mom a break in the mornings. Mom is often tasked with getting the kids up, getting lunches ready, and getting the kids out the door. So pitch in and make lunches while Mom gets a much needed hot shower or extra 30 minutes of sleep.
● Give Mom some R&R on the weekends. Parenting is a team effort, so get the kids out of the house Dad! Take them to an exhibit at a local museum, to the friend’s birthday party, or just out for a nice walk.
● Pitch in at bath time. Mom is often tired after a long day, especially if she has a stressful job or is a stay at home gal - give her a break and get the kids ready for bed so she can enjoy a book or just rest.
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- Romell Bhaala