Getting a good night’s sleep is a lot harder to do when you’re a parent. This is something that you learn once you actually become one, and it’s especially hard when you’re first starting out. Indeed, taking care of a baby is no easy task, and finding enough shut-eye can be a bit of a struggle. For this reason, we’re here to offer one piece of friendly advice: sleep when your baby sleeps.
This may seem like an obvious thing to do, but it’s actually harder to do than you think. When your baby finally falls asleep, your instinct isn’t always to fall asleep, but rather to “hang out”, “zone out”, watch TV, or do whatever else it is that you would normally do on your own. It’s important to make sacrifices on these particular hobbies for the sake of your sleep schedule.
Once you realize that sleep is precious and hard to come by, you’ll soon realize that you need to choose between hobbies and sleep when your baby’s asleep. This is why it’s important to prioritize and sacrifice some of those trivial activities such as scrolling through Facebook. Sleep when your baby sleeps, and you’ll find that you’re getting just the right amount of sleep that you need to function!