Not only do women get up more than men (working women are 2 ½ times more likely to get up than working dads: 32% of women compared to 11% of men) but:
• Women stay up for an average of 44 minutes as compared to 30 minutes for men.
• The difference is maintained even with many other variables taken into account, including employment status, income, and education levels.
• Sole bread-winner moms seem to have it even worse: 28% of sole provider working moms have interrupted sleep, compared to only 4 % of sole provider working dads!
The good news is that according to this study this difference and the actual interruptions decline with the age of the child. As the child gets older (ages 3-5) the difference is less, just 3% for working moms and 1% for working dads.