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Single moms likely to suffer from insufficient sleep, CDC report says


A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that 44 percent of single moms living with children under the age of 18 do not get the recommended seven hours of sleep each night, the Charlotte Observer reports.

The new report was published Wednesday by the CDC's National Center for Health Statistics.

The results of the study were based on responses to the National Health Interview Survey, which is conducted by the NCHS.

On the other hand, 38 percent of single dads who lived with their kids slept less than seven hours per night.

In comparison, 33 percent of couples with children in their homes slept less than seven hours per night, compared with 31 percent of adults who didn't live with kids.

The report also said that single parents also had issues in falling asleep and staying asleep. Researchers found that 24 percent of single moms and 17 percent of single dads had trouble falling asleep at least four times a week.

In addition, 28 percent of single moms and 19 percent of single dads had trouble staying asleep four or more times a week.

The report stated that in each type of family, women were more likely than men to report difficulty falling and staying asleep.

The report said that 33 percent men and 39 percent women not living with children were least likely to experience four or more groggy mornings a week.

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