New-Mom Sleep Survey

13,000 women fill us in on the surprising sleep habits of new moms.


Sleep deprivation. By the time you reached your second trimester, friends, relatives, even complete strangers held forth on the bleary-eyed, hallucination-inducing exhaustion of parenting a young child. There you'd be, walking down the street, absentmindedly rubbing your pregnant belly, when a well-meaning older lady would come up to you, smile warmly, and say, "Congratulations, dear. You'll never sleep again."

So how bad is this alleged exhaustion? We decided to ask our readers. Thirteen thousand people responded! Some of the results were surprising to us; other made it clear that you need some help tackling your sleep situation. Here's what we learned -- and what you can do so that you and your little one will sleep like babies.

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