One of parenting’s toughest challenges begins at birth: How to deal with baby’s often unpredictable, seldom convenient sleep schedule. And issues around sleep may persist for years. The headline of a National Sleep Foundation report hints at the stakes involved: “Marriage Problems Linked to Poor Sleep in Toddlers.”
Tired of being tired all the time? Good for you. While some people pride themselves on being endlessly exhausted (“Look how much I’m accomplishing!”), there are few real-world rewards for chronic sleepiness.
Rich or poor, young or old, everybody needs sleep. For some, the day’s unconscious hours are deemed a necessary evil—basically a waste of valuable time. For others, sleep is an enjoyable (even dreamy) interval. For a lucky few, sleep is a magical time machine to breakfast.