Why I Feel Sleep Is So Important For Children AND Their Parents
Updated: Apr 22
Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone" ~Joni Mitchell
Or maybe, you knew what you had, but you thought you would never lose it?
At the time, I thought carrying twins to term was the hardest thing I had ever done.
Enter twin-motherhood and sleep deprivation...
The hardest thing I have ever done is caring for two tiny twin babies who slept at different times and wanted to eat around the clock - robbing me of precious sleep!
Months 1-3 with my twins were purely survival for everyone, our dog included.
And it's important that you understand that if you're in this exact spot right now, that YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
I was almost unable to care for my twins some days.
The lack of sleep drove my anxiety and potential postpartum depression through the roof.
In fact, studies show that sleep deprivation, post-partum depression and post-partum anxiety are linked. Because I wasn't getting ANY restorative, deep sleep I was emotional, groggy, and even unable to drive a car some days. I literally felt impaired.
Enter our amazing sleep consultant!
They taught me that children are no different.
Their growing brains need food and SLEEP to help them continue developing!
Children and babies who are sleep deprived are all the things I have described above and more. They are unable to handle their emotions, they have decreased appetite and their gross motor skills can suffer.
Finding sleep and making it a priority truly is one of the best things you can do for your family!
If you are struggling with sleep in your household right now, why not book a free 15 minute consultation and we can help you learn the necessary skills to make sleepless nights a thing of the past.
Check out our sleep training plans for more information.