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  • New dads lose more sleep than mums
  • New dads lose more sleep than mums
    James Kendall (2009) ©

New dads lose more sleep than mums

Traditionally, we assume it’s the mother who loses the most sleep following childbirth. But recent research shows that in couples with a newborn, fathers are the ones getting less sleep. Once again, while new dads are increasingly taking responsibility, they still feel poorly portrayed in the media.



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