Mothers who experience sleep problems are more prone to parental burnout, according to a new study published in the journal Brain and Behavior. Researchers studied 224 mothers of school-aged children. They observed that insomnia, hypersomnia, and other sleep issues are linked to parental burnout. This burnout can manifest as mothers feeling exhaustion and unhappiness from being a parent, feeling different as a parent now compared to in the past, or even distancing themselves emotionally from their children.