While single parents in general are more likely than other Americans to be well rested, it’s the single mothers out there that are the worst off in such regard.
According to a survey conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), single moms in America are more likely to have trouble falling asleep and staying asleep. They’re also more apt to frequently awake from slumber only to feel as if they did not get enough rest.
The data, which was derived from the 2013-2014 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), shows that women in general are more likely than their male counterparts to frequently experience trouble falling asleep and staying asleep; this within the various family types.
In comparison to two-parent families with children under the age of 18, single parents with minors are more likely to sleep for a shorter duration of time.
In general, single parents generally get less sleep than coupled parents.
When it comes to the differences between men and women without children, the males are the ones who tend to get less sleep. But when kids are involved, women are generally the ones suffering in regards to sleep deprivation.
According to the CDC, nearly a third of the adults in America fail to get their recommended 7 hours of sleep on a nightly basis.
Prior sleep research has found that the existence of young children in the family and marital status play a part in sleep quality and duration.
Researchers from Johns Hopkins Medicine previously identified a link between bad moods and interrupted sleep.
The NHIS is a continuously conducted survey orchestrated by the CDC and the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS). The survey is conducted as an in-person interview at the home of the respondent. At times, follow-up interviews are conducted via telephone.