We all know that as a parent (especially a mom), your sleep is the first thing to suffer. I was reading this article about parents losing up to two months of sleep in the first year. TWO MONTHS! I don't think I've lost that much...but I have lost enough to know how very dear sleep is to me! If Izzy wakes up, she's pretty good at going back to sleep quickly, except for these crazy 6am wake up calls lately.
To sum it up (a la copying and pasting the key parts):
1. The poll of 500 mothers and fathers showed a third lose 90 minutes sleep per night, equating to a full night's sleep every week, or 68 in a year.
2. And almost half of new parents argue over who has less sleep, with mothers claiming they lose the most.
3. A total of 42% of mothers claim they respond to their baby's night-time cries within 30 seconds, while 68% say their partner takes five minutes or longer.
4. Only 1% of women claim to be able to sleep through their baby's cries but 43% claim their partner can.
5. A fifth of parents said they were woken four times a night or more with their baby in its first month.
6. By the age of one, 38% of babies are still not sleeping through, while 15% of parents with one to two year olds are still experiencing disrupted sleep.
Sleep. That's a tough one.