At three in the afternoon when my daughter was about four weeks old, I hit a wall. With my fist, though not very hard, because I was trying to be as quiet as possible. Another day that week, I went into the bathroom, all the lights turned off, and screamed into a towel. Again, I didn't want to make very much noise, because my four-week-old daughter was "sleeping."
There are lots of tiny and useless nuggets of wisdom parents-to-be are given. My favorite is: "Sleep when your baby sleeps." But in the early days, she was never clearly sleeping, and any moment of silence from her corridor meant that we [...]
"Eight out of ten of us keep our mobiles on overnight… But experts are concerned about the effect this is having – at the very least it makes us 'hypervigilant' so our sleep is more likely to be disturbed and we end up not getting enough of the restorative sleep we need. But it might also trigger insomnia and other sleeping problems…. More controversially, there are suggestions that sleeping with your mobile by [...]
"A new study expands on the finding that sleep duration is linked to weight gain as researchers discovered the consistency of bedtime and wake time can also influence body fat. Brigham Young University exercise science professor Bruce Bailey studied more than 300 women from two major western U.S. universities over the course of several weeks and found that those with the best sleeping habits had healthier weights."
"Can weekend 'recovery sleep' make up for too little sleep during the work week? According to new research, not so much." But given how terrible people are in general, even the well-rested ones, maybe it is for the best if everyone walks around bleary-eyed and inattentive until we all fall into the tiny holes in the ground that we're bound to wind up in at the end anyway.
I don't want to stress you out or anything, but is there a possibility that you might die in your sleep tonight? Yes. Yes there is.
"The key to a perfect night's sleep is going to bed at exactly 10pm, wearing pyjamas and enjoying a cup of tea beforehand, according to a poll."