Study reveals how many hours of sleep pregnant mothers get per night
Well, now you'll know.
An interesting study has revealed the average amount of hours a pregnant mother gets per night.
According to the study, conducted by Happy Beds, women who are pregnant are noted to have up to three hours less sleep than women who aren't.
The study revealed that 91 percent of expectant women have a restless nights sleep while the average pregnant mother gets five hours of sleep per night.
So why is this the case?
Speaking about the results, sleep specialist, Joy Richards said:
“It’s ironic that the time women need to sleep the most is a time when it’s often the hardest.
“Trouble sleeping is something almost every pregnant woman goes through, for all kinds of reasons, from physical discomfort to worries on the mind.
“A bed or mattress that has been comfortable for many years can suddenly feel like the most uncomfortable place in the world, and it can leave women – and their partners – feeling helpless.”
The study also revealed that sleepless nights cause a lot of upset and emotional distress with 57 percent of women saying that they broke down in tears due to the exhaustion.
You can read the full study here.