Most Parents Blame Their Kids For Their Bad Sleep

A lot of people have trouble getting a good night’s sleep, and, based on the results of a new survey, that’s particularly true for parents. 

According to a survey of parents with children 18 and under:

  • 44% of parents say they have a tough time falling asleep every night.
  • 46% say their kids are the reason they have trouble falling and staying asleep.
  • 33% of parents say one of the things causing them sleep problems is putting their children to bed.
  • Most parents don't put themselves to bed until at least two hours after their kids’ bedtime, which on average is between and 8 and 9 pm.
  • 39% say if their children are up past their bedtime they won’t fall asleep until their kid is also asleep.
  • Some of the typical things kids do that keep their parents awake include:
    • Coming to my bed at night (43%)
    • Using their screens (tablets, watching TV, playing video games) (43%)
    • Playing with toys (41%)
    • Reading books (33%)
    • Crying, up for nighttime feedings, etc. (29%)
    • Hanging out late with friends (20%)
    • Homework (17%) 

Source:SWNS Digital

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