How Humour Helped Me Survive Sleep-Deprivation - And Why I Wrote A Book To Help Parents See The Funny Side
They say laughter is the best medicine but it was only when I became a mum that I realised just how true that is. Humour not only helped me survive the dark days but it helped me gain confidence as a mother and connect me with so many parents who were experiencing the same things as I was.
I'd like to meet the (presumably childless) fool who coined the phrase "sleeping like a baby" and unleash a team of lawyers on them. Because you, whoever you are, are guilty of mis-selling us a dream. And yes, having not slept for a year and a half, I do see the irony there!
For when you're tired of counting sheep... or just plain tired
Whether it’s a racing mind, your Twitter feed or that post-curfew coffee keeping you awake at night - you’re not alone. But
Often though we may be restless, find it difficult to drift off to sleep or awaken during the night, fully alert and unable to go back to sleep after only a few fitful hours. Let's look at how even busy people can negotiate with their lives and find ways to support a deep, refreshingly satisfying night long sleep.
Six months passed and the cot was reassembled in my son's bedroom. I was ready to stop breast feeding at and wanted to move onto a night bottle. I thought it was going to be perfect. I was wrong.
If you love nothing more than lying-in until well past lunchtime then you could be doing your health a major disservice. A
Bad sleep is a big problem in the UK. More of us are self-medicating to get to sleep and nearly a third of us don't get any
From the moment the baby was born, sleep went from being a luxurious necessity to becoming a figment of my imagination. It was something magical that once existed in my previous life that was now gone forever - just like Santa and the Tooth Fairy.
The times when we do manage to sleep well are often accompanied by a happier, calmer disposition where we find it easier to cope with life's stresses and strains. We all accept that it's important to sleep well.