Not sleeping like a baby: new parents lose 50 nights’ sleep in first year – Essential Baby – June 2018

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In news that will come as no surprise to mums and dads, a study from the UK has found that new parents get less than five hours of sleep per night during their baby’s first year.

Sleep deprivation shouldn’t be underestimated. Experts say that lack of sleep can cause mood swings and irritability, poor concentration and memory, impaired judgement and concentration, and it can also cause physical issues such as aching muscles and headaches. In other words, sleep deprivation is the absolute pits.


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