Getting Sufficient Sleep
- 9 Months ago
A new mum is often very exhausted. A few changes can make a huge difference to the amount of sleep you're getting. As a new mother, it can be really hard to get the sleep you need. You may get irritated that you haven't slept and at the same time you also have to take care of the baby.
While new parents won't keel over from frequently interrupted slumber, they certainly suffer from the myriad negative effects sleep loss induces, including irritability, lack of concentration, reduced decision-making skills, and loss of emotional control. Lack of sleep also impairs the immune system, making people more susceptible to illness, and often leads to an increased appetite and sluggish metabolism, the perfect recipe for weight gain. So what's a weary parent to do?