"Sleep is a luxury once you become a parent. Now some researchers take a closer look at what lack of sleep does with new parents and are therefore looking for mothers for their project, writes TV2. "
"It is only when you become a parent you understand that you have previously taken sleep for granted. Suddenly, four hours of continuous sleep good and when you manage to sleep to 07:30 a morning, it is fantastic. It is just a new mum's changed sleep patterns, which researchers from Aarhus University in Denmark and Oxford University in England to investigate. The researchers have worked with the project for more than six months and is now looking for several new mothers as subjects."
"– We would like to investigate if there is a limit to how much one can compromise with their sleep. And if it will go out over the brain's reward system, which reacts to the sounds and sight of babies, " says researcher Angus Stevner, to TV2."
"According to him, shows the previous studies that the areas in the brain that registers pleasure, are affected by lack of sleep. And the reward system in the brain is affected by pictures of babies."
"also Examines the brain of the expectant parents"
"the Participants will get a bracelet that measures how good your sleep is, and then they will be scanned once during a period of three weeks. According to Angus Stevner, there are no risks associated with participating in the project."
"the Project is a part of another project which focuses on the parents' brain. The project has been running for three years."
"First and foremost, we want to find out what happens in the brain when we become parents for the first time," he says."
"According to him, there are practically no studies showing how the brain is affected when you become parents, but only undocumented articles on the net."
"– We want to contribute to objective knowledge about what happens to us when we become parents."
"In this project I scanned the couples and single mothers three times: Before the woman becomes pregnant, just after birth and one year after birth, writes TV2."
" We are interested in this period of life when most of us go through it. We know that the brain adapts to the different stages in life and have previously studied how other significant events affecting the brain, such as the soldier's brain before and after the war."