Posted: April 17, 2018||Tags: sleeping while pregnant , sleeping during pregnancy , sleep during pregnancy , pregnant with back pain , pregnant feet , pregnancy feet , pregnancy back pain , pregnancy and sleep , pregnancy and insomnia , new moms and sleep deprivation , insomnia during pregnancy , expectant moms , c-section relief , c-section recovery , c-section pain , c section relief , c section recovery , c section pain|
Creating a person may just be the most taxing act a human being can undergo. Mothers-to-be aren’t just building muscle; they’re building flesh, brain cells, and bone from scratch. Even after giving birth, mothers have to try and sleep around the nighttime feeding schedule of their newborn, followed a couple years later by chasing around a toddler with a seemingly endless amount of energy. Add to this the day-to-day pressures of work and possibly raising multiple little ones at a time, and it’s hard to imagine a more tiring position to be in—which is why having the right bed is so important. For moms and moms-to-be, this means a power bed
A power bed comes with a motorized adjustabl
Unless you plan on becoming a Navy SEAL, the sleep deprivation you experience as a new parent will likely be the most severe you ever encounter. Need proof? During the first 24 months of your child’s life, a survey revealed you’ll lose an average of six months’ sleep.
One of the best things you can do for your overall wellbeing during this incredible period of your life is to take daily naps. For most of us, the last nap we had was some time during our senior year of college, but for new moms and dads, we encourage a short daily nap as often as possible.
Sleep makes everything better
The recommended amount of nightly sleep for adults is seven to nine hours. Whether you’re doing all the nightly feedings yourself or dividing them up with your better half, you’re not going to meet that
Between the constant feedings, dirty diapers, and that growing pile of laundry that’s threatening to establish itself as your home’s overlord, you just aren’t getting enough of that sweet (oh-so-sweet) sleep you want.
By now you’re probably rolling your tired eyes and grumbling, “Tell me something I don’t know,” but hang in there, moms and dads. We've got 5 simple strategies new parents can use to improve their sleep.
Your new baby and your sleep
First, let's take a quick look at why newborns change your sleep schedule so drastically:
- It all stems from the fact that babies have a sleep cycle that’s in overdrive. At three months, babies need a hefty 15-16 hours of sleep.
- Babies will sleep (an often sporadic) 10 hours at night and 5 hours during the day napping.
- Plus, th
Posted: February 12, 2018||Tags: sleeping with a newborn , parenting and relationships , new parents , new moms and sleep deprivation , marriage and parenting , healthy relationships , getting enough rest with a newborn , couples becoming parents|
Tell someone that you and your better half are expecting, and the first thing out of their mouth will be, “Congratulations!” The next will probably be, “Sleep while you can.”
With newborns waking every two to three hours during their first three months, parents are coming up short on the seven to nine hours of nightly sleep recommended by the National Sleep Foundation. Sleep interruptions are the most severe with newborns, but can carry on in the following years as little ones navigate potty training, nightmares and the urge to climb in bed with their parents.
For co-parenting couples, striking the right sleep balance with one another can be difficult, but it will be one of the most important things you can do for the sake of your child, your relationship,
By Dr. Amelia Bailey, Ob/Gyn
Congratulations, and welcome to motherhood for the first, second, or greater time. It is the hardest job you will ever have but it comes with the greatest benefits package. For me, the most difficult part of the newborn period is sleep deprivation. My daughter needed to nurse every 2-3 hours for one week, and every feeding felt like an eternity. My husband is very helpful, but he needed sleep once he went back to work. And even though there were very special bonding moments with my little girl during the night, it still felt very lonely being the only person up multiple times while extremely fatigued and hormonal. I know you have been there, too, my friend! So, what can we do to maximize sleep time and to make the most of the little sleep we can get? Here are my favorite tips for sleeping with a newborn baby, all of which I have been using since the birth of my second child just a few months ago.