The number one question on almost every new parent's mind is: “how can I get my baby to sleep through the night?” The struggle is real when it comes to exhaustion and sleep deprivation with an infant in the house. Maybe you've read all the books and articles, and tried all the lotions and gadgets and apps. Something's gotta give: who can you turn to?
Sleep deprivation and exhaustion among new parents is almost universally laughed at in the United States – after all, you have to laugh to keep from crying, right? Jokes and quips about being awake all night with our babies have almost become part of a unique culture (see also: “wine mom” culture and “coffee mom” culture!). #teamnosleep
However, what if we told you that sleep deprivation isn't just a rite of passage parents have to grit their teeth through: it's actually a public health issue?