We may be living in uncertain times with Boris Johnson as Prime Minister and I suspect he’s having a few sleepless nights. I certainly wouldn’t want his job but how well are you doing at work when your child has had you up a few times in the night? Even once is enough to throw you off track and reduce your mental capabilities and focus at work.
Holding an important position is a role that requires great fortitude, insights into what people want along with a strong sense of where things are going in the future. As a devoted parent, you will never quite know how your child is going to turn out or the career path they will take, however one thing you can be sure of, is your baby or child will be viewing you as a role model, someone they look up to and love dearly.
It is often hard juggling work and family life, tensions can sometimes fray and work/life balance can fall out of control when you have a high pressured job or pressing deadlines to meet. When a child is not sleeping well you may snap and take things out on your youngster if they are not co-operating the way you want them to, soon your partner has a go at you and all you’re left with is guilt and feeling unappreciated.
Life really does feel hard when you are sleep deprived and with over 50% of the population not getting the required 8 hours to work at maximum efficiency, it is no wonder that this problem is now being passed down to young children, including babies.
It may come as a surprise to you that more and more children are having sleep issues. New parents complain that babies are only taking several short naps of 30-40 minutes and not a long nap that allows them to go into deep, slow-wave sleep that helps relax and calm their mind. It is better than having no naps admittedly but even losing an hour’s sleep a day will have an impact on your child’s health and well-being.
If you want your child to grow up healthy and not fall prey to the widespread issues relating to mental health, teach your child good sleep habits early on, start with introducing a regular routine, where the whole family can benefit.
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