Ask any new parent who is hands-on in taking of his/her child about what he/she currently needs, and the answer you get the most is sleep.
It’s hard to get enough sleep even if you just focus only on parenting. The first few months or years can be really tiresome, and if you are unprepared, it will be even worse.
Yes, it is only normal and must not be a big reason not to have children. However, if you are planning to have one, you need all the sleep that you can get in order to attend to your child with the utmost attention. To avoid sleep deprivation, here are some tips that you can apply:
Always get 6-8 hours of sleep
It’s not necessary to can get that in one go, but as much as possible, you have to get a total of 6 to 8 sleeping hours daily.
Ask for guidance or help
If you have a hard time babysitting, always ask for help. Don’t compromise with your baby’s needs. Sometimes, these situations can discourage you to get good sleep, and it will be better if you seek help from trustworthy people.
Develop effective patterns
Observe the patterns and create effective solutions. Once you have done that, you can easily adjust to your routine and be able to set a proper sleeping schedule.
Don’t abuse caffeine and sugar just to combat sleepiness. Always stay healthy so that you can function properly as a parent.