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coping and Sleep Deprivation

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  • bjlmom bjlmom's Avatar 09-08-04 | 02:17 PM



    Sleep deprivation is common for parents of young children—especially newborns. Inadequate sleep can leave you feeling constantly tired and overwhelmed. These tips may help you cope: [list][*]Try to nap whenever your baby does. Or take a hot bath to relax.[*]Go to bed as early as you need to, even if it's 8:00 P.M.[*]Don't worry about housework or chores. Focus instead on caring for yourself and your baby. Ask your spouse or another relative to help out, or hire a cleaning service during the early months.[*]Limit visits from friends and relatives during the first few months. Ask people to call before they visit.[*]When you're resting, let your answering machine pick up phone calls. Or take the phone off the hook.[*]Make life easier for yourself. Use paper plates and take-out meals for a few weeks. Have a babysitter or friend come in so you can take a long nap.[*]Try energizing yourself with physical exercise. Walking, stretching, bicycling, and aerobics can invigorate you when you're dragging.[/list]

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