On my way to work the other day, I heard them talk on the radio about a sleep study that has come out of West Virginia University. According to the study, new parents can expect a disruption to the amount of sleep they get each night, compared to how much sleep they would have gotten before having children.
I’m sorry… Is this really brand new information? If you want to read more, here’s a summarizing article from Science Daily that goes a little more in depth. Yeah, parents report that they receive less sleep for up to six years after the birth of their child. Shocking, right?
Y’all, someone received a grant to do this research. They were given money to find out that parents with kids get, on average, less sleep than adults without children. I don’t have any kids, but I’m well aware that my friends with babies get less sleep than I do. I guess, though, since I haven’t done any actual research, I can’t prove that fact.
Well, now it’s been proven.
I kind of feel like this is a university level equivalent of a 6th grader doing a science fair project that begs the question: “Do Plants Grow in Sunlight?”