Lack of sleep six months after having a baby can add up to seven years to the biological age of new mothers, a study has found.
Researchers said that when new mothers complain of sleepless nights taking years off their life, they just might be right. The lack of sleep could also leave them more susceptible to cancer and cardiovascular disease.
Spinsters – or, perhaps, non-mothers – do not have lifespans 7 years longer than mothers. Nor do female lifespans decline by 7 years for each child. Mothers of four do not pop their clogs – on average – 28 years before their childless contemporaries.
Not since we sorted the gross risks of childbirth itself they don’t, nor since we worked out puerpural fever.