There's a common belief that new parents usually don't sleep at all due to their new parenting duties and their baby's feeding/sleeping rhythm. When the baby arrives, parents usually start stressing about all the things they have to take care of now. Not only the baby's breastfeeding, sleeping or playtime needs, but there are plenty of other things to do that you might have never thought of doing before. Your baby started crawling and suddenly, you have to baby-proof your entire apartment.
Are you getting enough sleep? Chances are that if you are a new parent, the answer is probably no. However, consistently not getting enough sleep, or getting poor quality sleep, isn't just bad for your health but could impact on how you parent too. A study by the University of Illinois reveals the crucial role sleep has in parenting and explores the relationship between sleep and 'permissive parenting', the tendency to be inconsistent with discipline and set few guidelines and