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Survey Finds Sleep Loss Caused by Young Children Leads to High Number of Divorces

Divorce caused by young children

If you have ever had a child, you doubtlessly remember the extreme excitement that came along with that magical day. You probably also remember that drive home from the hospital when you were convinced that you were more than ready to start a new life and to be a parent. Then that first night happened, and you wondered how you would ever make it through the next however many nights with little to no sleep.

Yet somehow you did. You were a parent and you simply overcame what was likely the most exhausting but exciting time in your life. Parents understand that a lack of sleep at times is simply part of what it’s all about, particularly when those children are extremely young. However, for some parents all of this is simply too much to take and still maintain a healthy and positive marriage. A lack of sleep will eventually bring out other problems that may have already existed and lead to a breakdown of the dynamic.

A survey was recently conducted in the United Kingdom and subsequently studied by scientists at the University of California at Berkeley, where 2,000 parents were asked a series of questions. Of those parents who had ultimately decided to pursue a divorce, a full 30 percent of them made that choice because of a lack of sleep that was caused by having young children who kept them up at night. This lack of sleep led to other problems that made their marriages too difficult to maintain.

There is no telling what the final straw will be for a troubled marriage, but people who are already worn down are more likely to experience serious problems than those who are getting the proper amount of sleep. If you are one of the many people facing the end of a marriage for whatever reason, you need to act quickly to make sure that your legal rights are properly protected. Contact the San Diego divorce lawyers at the Men’s Legal Center today to schedule an initial consultation.