WE all know how precious sleep is, especially if you’re a mum-to-be. But new research has shed light on the amount of sleep that expectant parents actually get, and spoiler alert, it’s not a lot!
A study commissioned by an online bed retailer, found that mums-to-be can expect to get just five hours of sleep a night during her pregnancy.
The researchers found that 91% of expectant parents’ sleep is affected to some degree during pregnancy with around 15% being kept awake by their blissfully ignorant partner snoring away.
Furthermore, a quarter of expectant parents said that they experienced sore hips, while 63% struggled to turn over during the night. Other common issues found to disrupt sleep were needing to get up to go the toilet, heartburn and being too hot.
While pregnancy is a magical time, it does take its toll on your body, which makes sleep all the more important but sadly, 57% of mums-to-be were brought to tears while carrying their unborn baby due to severe tiredness.
With more than four in 10 being struck by morning sickness at night, 80% of partners felt sorry for their significant other with a third of partners giving up their side of the bed to sleep elsewhere.