Parents' Sleep Affected for 6 Years After Birth

Sleep isn't just important for baby.

It should come as no surprise that parents of newborns don't get much sleep. But a new study revealed parents' sleep is disrupted for six years following the birth of a baby.

As reported by, parental sleep quality and duration doesn't recover to pre-pregnancy levels for up to six years.

The study even tracked parents' sleep into their kids' early school years. When kids reach 5-6 years of age, moms get 20 minutes less of sleep compared to before they had a baby.

With the help of the Babywise Method, not only can children sleep better, but so will parents. Even if your kids are out of the newborn phase, we have resources like "On Becoming Childwise" to help you anticipate each transition.

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Sami Cone

Sami Cone

Best-Selling Author & Speaker

Sami Cone is the best-selling author of "Raising Uncommon Kids", is known as the "Frugal Mom" on Nashville's top-rated talk show "Talk of the Town" and educates over a million listeners every day on her nationally syndicated "Family Money Minute". She is proud to call Nashville home with her husband, Rick, and their two ‘tweenage' children.

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