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Debt relief for stressed (and sometimes sleep-deprived) single moms

You know how stressful it is to be a single parent. Trying to take care of children on your own is tough, especially if you're working a low-wage job or multiple jobs that leave you worn out at the end of the day.

You may be so stretched financially that you can't really make ends meet anymore. If that is the case, it makes sense to talk with a bankruptcy attorney about the debt relief a bankruptcy filing can provide.

In the meantime, however, you've got to take care of yourself. And a key part of doing that is getting enough sleep. In this post, we will take note of an important new study showing just how challenging this is for many single moms.

Single Parents And Sleep: What The Survey Said

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the nation's premier research institutions on health and wellness issues. Recently, the CDC conducted a survey on sleep patterns of single parents.

This was an excellent subject for a study for two reasons. One is the importance of sleep to overall health. The other is the sheer number of single parents in the U.S.

The CDC's survey used a broad definition of the term "single parent." It did not only include parents with primary custody of children under age 18. The CDC also included part-time caretakers. In other words, for purposes of the CDC survey, even if the other parent has the kids half the time, you are still a single parent.

To be sure, taking care of minor children is a stressful gig even in a two-parent household. But it is even more stressful when trying to do it on your own, especially if you are working, and stress can of course affect the ability to get restful sleep.

The CDC's survey found that single parents get worse sleep than other adults. Single parents get worse sleep than adults in two-parent households. And single parents also get worse sleep than adults without children.

How much worse? More than half of single moms reported generally not feeling rested when getting up. The percentage was not as high for single dads, but it is still concerning: nearly 4 in 10.

How Lack Of Sleep Can Affect Your Finances

Not feeling rested can make it very difficult to manage your finances. You're constantly juggling work and child care, and it's hard to do that when you're tired. As a result, you may not always make good decisions about your money.

Over time, this can really put you in a financial hole. You may come to rely on credit cards too much, especially with all the expenses involved in raising children. Ultimately you may be unable to pay your bills on time, and eventually, your creditors will come calling.

Bankruptcy As A Solution To Debt Problems

The Rose Law Office in Cincinnati is a father-daughter team of lawyers with a proven ability to help single parents find a way out of debt. We can work with you from start to finish to file bankruptcy toward the goal of a fresh financial start.

Maybe you are a single parent because you never married. Maybe you are separated or divorced. No matter what your precise situation is, we can show you the way forward. And seeking the debt relief you need might even help you get better sleep.

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