New research across the UK has shown that new parents will lose 44 days of sleep in the first year of their newborn's life.
The sleeping habits of new parents across the UK has been studied, and has found that they are getting on average, 5.1 hours of sleep in the first year of their child.
The recommended minimum for an adult for a healthy lifestyle is 8 hours. This means that a new parents loses approximately 2.9 hours of sleep every night.
When all the maths was done, this found that they lost 20.3 hours of sleep a week, equating to 1055.6 hours lost in one year, making up to 44 days of lost sleep.
1,800 people took part in the study, and married partners were asked to also comment on how many times their partner's bed habits were to blame for their waking. The findings showed that the average person was woken up 109 times a year by their partners snoring or bed habits; this worked out at just over twice a week.
Good Quality sleep is vital to ensuring we're enabling our minds and bodies to rest and rejuvenate; ultimately providing the foundation for a healthy life - Ergoflex spokesman
The research, carried out by Ergoflex, provided some statistics that will be all to common to most new parents. A spokesman for Ergoflex said "Sleeping is one of the most important elements of everyone's lives, so we wanted to take a good look at sleeping numbers - how much sleep we rack up in a lifetime, how good our sleep is and generally what our sleeping experiences are as a nation".
They went on to say "It was incredibly interesting to see how everything adds up. While we know that we sleep for a large portion of our lives, 26 years worked out as an incredibly long time - as is losing 44 days of sleep in the first year of being a parent".
"Good Quality sleep is vital to ensuring we're enabling our minds and bodies to rest and rejuvenate; ultimately providing the foundation for a healthy life".
It is worldly understood that if you are sleep deprived your health suffers. So mums and dads; when your baby sleeps make sure you get some shut eye too!
*Find out more about your baby's sleep patterns.
Share your comments with the Direct2Mum Community below.