Coping with sleep deprivation

Well, well, well... this is a tough one. I truly believe sleep deprivation is a form of torture and if any mother found a magic wand; removing sleep deprivation will be the first wish on her list.

To put it bluntly, the problem with sleep deprivation is the fact we have no choice in the matter; if your baby wakes up so do you. Even when your baby starts sleeping through the night you can guarantee there will still be some form of broken sleep ahead.

This blog post isn't about how to get your baby to sleep better, I talk about baby sleep 95% of the time so this is a blog post all about you Mama.

I have no quick fix for you but I have tips and information which helped me cope with sleep deprivation as a Single Mother with a newborn baby which I want to share.

Sleep deprivation can cause the following:

  • Increased stress levels

  • Low mood

  • Slower response times

  • Clumsiness

  • Increased appetite

  • Constantly tired and agitated

Do these sound familiar? Yep, I experienced each one too.