Sleep. It would be great to get some now.
Who wouldn’t want to just slumber off to dreamland? The thought of being in a horizontal position totally oblivious to the world around you is very tempting. Unfortunately, you just can’t. You just have to go on and do what you have to.
How much sleep do you really get? Should you consider yourself lucky if you are able to get six hours of sleep? How about five hours of sleep? Less than that? Ouch!
Take a look at what webmd.com has to say about sleep-deprived parents.
“There’s very little data about how parents sleep, but obviously there’s plenty of anecdotal evidence that they don’t sleep enough,” says Thomas Roth, PhD, director of the Sleep Disorders Center at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. While fathers probably don’t sleep so well either, mothers are perhaps likely to suffer more.
According to nbcnews.com:
Half of U.S. mothers are not getting enough sleep and they believe getting more rest would make them better parents, according to a U.S. study.
You don’t really need to look at any data to know that moms are usually deprived of sleep. Just ask some of your mommy friends. You’ll find out that most of them hardly get enough hours of sleep.
Why are moms deprived of sleep? Parents.com states a good reason why:
…if your baby’s awake, so are you, which means you’re on call throughout the night to feed and comfort him.
Even without a baby, you can still be sleep-deprived. With all the stuff you have to do in and out of the house, you’re bound to skimp on sleep. Without sleep, you do a lot of weird things.
Go and turn to the next page to see the weird things the other moms do because they don’t get any sleep as well.