3 Tips on How to Deal with Stress of Lost Sleep
One of the hardest thigs about taking care of a newborn is the lost sleep. Most babies won’t consistently sleep through the night until they are around 6 months old. The amount of sleep new parents (and especially moms) lose during this time can really take a toll on them and cause a lot of stress. Today, we are going to share some ways you can deal with this stress, courtesy of VeryWell Family
- Find more time to sleep during the day
If you are losing sleep overnight, then it is best to make some of that up whenever you can during the day. You likely already know that napping at the same time as your baby is key. However, if the loss of sleep is getting to be too much, you can also ask a relative to look after the baby for a few hours so that you can get some extra sleep time.
- Keep your baby in your room
It is inevitable that your baby will wake you up in the middle of the night. If your baby is in the same room as you, you won’t have to go all the way down the hall to tend to it, which means that you will fall back asleep more easily. This strategy is very useful for saving sleep until your baby is consistently sleeping through the night.
- Use techniques that will help you sleep faster
When your bedtime comes, being able to fall asleep quickly will eventually add up to hours of saved shut-eye time. Meditation and breathing exercises can help you fall asleep in minutes! If times are stressful, these habits may be hard to implement at first. But the important thing is creating a routine that will help you fall asleep as fast as possible
We hope these tips will help you get as much sleep as possible and relieve some of the stress that newborns’ sleeping habits can cause.