It is undeniable: sleep is essential to how we work. A good night's sleep can make us feel productive and revitalized. However, lack of sleep and lack of sleep is something that happens to the best of us. Not surprisingly, new parents are among the most affected.
Our new research highlights the struggle that new parents face to get enough sleep every night, and 70 percent of parents with children under the age of 18 report that sleep quality is gradually deteriorating since the care of their newborn. But what keeps them awake?
Parents worry about their children naturally, but it turns out that they are kept at night – almost 2 out of 5 parents (37%) are worried that their children are breathing properly with an additional 52% worrying that their children need a feed. The research also shows that 74% have poor sleep quality, of course, as a result of their children waking up and crying at night.
Without enough sleep, we can feel stressed, worried and annoying. The research emphasizes this which shows how sleep disturbances can have an effect on other aspects of our lives. In addition to affecting relationships between partners (59%), over one in six with children under the age of 18 months has lost friendship because they do not get enough sleep. Another factor seen in the study shows that half eat less homemade meals as a knock-on effect of not sleeping enough.