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Parents of a newborn miss 6 months of sleep in 2 years, says a new study


A new health report published in has claimed that parents of newborn babies face a deprivation of six months of sleep during the first two years of their child’s life.  This is an alarming situation as an average adult needs at least 5 hours of uninterrupted sleep in a day in order to have a healthy body and to function properly.

Most of the people fail to get the sleep due to their crying offspring who is less than 2 years of age. As a result of the sleep deprivation, the adults sometimes have to face situations like depression, breakups and even arguments. These results have come out after a study on 1000 parents.

According to, 64 percent of the parents who have babies aged less than 2 years, get only three and three-quarters of uninterrupted sleeping hours.

This is not the 100 percent of the recommended sleep for adults. The situation is worse for some parents. The survey also showed that 12 percent of the parents get only two and half hours of uninterrupted sleep every night.

This just means that majority of the fathers and mothers miss out on almost six months of sleep in the span of two years.

Celebrities whose pregnancies we have reported on include Celine Dion, Kelly Preston, Courteney Cox Arquette and Marcia Cross. Brooke Shields suffered from postpartum depression after the birth of her child.


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