12 Sleep Tips for Exhausted New Parents

Jet lag. Cramming for finals. Binge-watching zombie shows. While life sometimes hints at the misery of sleep-deprivation, no situation can fully prepare you for the ultimate exhaustion that is parenthood. Anyone who ever made instant coffee with coffee after staying up all night with a teething infant will surely agree.

But, sleep is not optional–unless you consider good judgment, coordination and the ability to remember one's own name optional as well. What's a bleary-eyed parent to do? First, prop open your eyelids and check out these affordable and drug-free tips for better sleep. Then, drift off to dreamland.

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Lisa Petty is a Senior Online Editor for ACTIVE.com. Her journey in journalism has spanned print, online and broadcast mediums. Here at ACTIVEkids, Lisa specializes in curating content for today’s on-the-go families, from healthy recipes to fun workouts to advice that makes life a little easier. Follow Lisa on Facebook and Instagram.
Lisa Petty is a Senior Online Editor for ACTIVE.com. Her journey in journalism has spanned print, online and broadcast mediums. Here at ACTIVEkids, Lisa specializes in curating content for today’s on-the-go families, from healthy recipes to fun workouts to advice that makes life a little easier. Follow Lisa on Facebook and Instagram.

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