Survey finds concerns over newborns keeping parents up at night
PROVO, Utah – According to a new survey from Owlet Baby Care, makers of the Owlet Smart Sock, only 5% of parents of newborns to babies six months old are getting the recommended eight hours of sleep a night. As many as 43% report only getting an average of one to three hours of uninterrupted sleep per night, and 17% of moms report getting a poor night sleep every single night of the week due to their newborn.
"Owlet conducted this survey to shed light on the sleep related issues that parents of newborns face, especially in the first six months," stated Kurt Workman, CEO Owlet Baby Care. "Many of us at Owlet are parents to newborns, so we understand first-hand how having a newborn can have a major impact on parents' ability to get a good night sleep. While striving for a solid eight hours when you have a newborn is pretty unrealistic, we developed our safe sleep system to provide parents with peace of mind while their baby is sleeping so they can worry a little less and get more sleep."
Although a majority of parents share night time responsibilities, moms are getting up far more regularly. In fact, 32% of moms report that their spouse or partner never get out of bed to check on baby at night, while only 7% of dads report that mom never got out of bed.
Aside from their newborn keeping them up at night, new parents report a variety of activities and concerns preventing them from getting sleep, including concerns that their newborn is not sleeping well. For this, Owlet Baby Care features the Owlet Baby Monitor, a device that leverages pulse oximetry, the same technology used in hospitals, miniaturized into a baby sock designed to alert parents if their baby's oxygen levels and heart rate are out of range.
With unintentional suffocation a leading cause of injury death among U.S. children under the age of one, moms and dads can rest easy knowing the Owlet Monitor silently watching over their little one.