Moms and Sleep Deprivation

“You are a Goddess, but not even God built the world in one day!”
Even though I would LOVE to do everything exactly how I want it done…I just CAN NOT, I DON’T HAVE TO, and I WON’T! Moms it is o.k. to allow your tribe to step in.  One of the hardest parts of becoming a mother was *drum-rolls* LETTING GO!   Mistakes happen, but so does so many other positive things.  Take the time to nurture your spirit and pour a little honey on yourself!

The Melanated Mama

Anyone can tell you that when you become a parent, your sleeping patterns will not be the same. I know because I’m exhausted as I’m typing this. You might have become sleep deprived, but do you know the effects of sleep deprivation? Through some research and personal experience, I can list some of those effects:

  • Lowered immune system
  • Weight gain
  • Moodiness
  • Impaired memory
  • High stress level/Anxiety

These are only a few of the ways little sleep can impact your body. Chronic sleep deprivation isn’t something that should be taken lightly. The most common advice “sleeping when the baby sleeps” may help, but doesn’t make up for loss of sleep at night. They say the tiredness doesn’t last forever, but I’m on month 10 and it feels like an eternity!

Do you have any tips to help deal with sleep deprivation? Leave a comment below! A simple tip may be a…

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About Ashley V.

One day I woke up, married...two daughters...and third on the way, and I decided to write! I am a Florida A&M University graduate; currently seeking my Master's degree in Reading and Literacy. I am a high school Reading teacher. I am underpaid, over-loved, overwhelmed, overjoyed, and often in-over-my-head!

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