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What effect does lack of sleep have on you?

Studies show that sleep deprivation can have an effect on your memory.

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Sleep deprivation can cause all kinds of mishaps like putting your phone into the fridge instead of the milk or trying to open the garage door with the TV remote. A recent study shows that "regardless of the total amount of sleep, a minimal unit of uninterrupted sleep is crucial for memory consolidation". So whether it's the baby waking you up you at all hours of the morning or your older ones crawling into bed at night, it's your memory that's suffering.

Here are some articles to help you have a better night's sleep:

Baby, please sleep!

Does your child sleep through the night?

Operation: Rescue Sleep

Starting to sleep alone

Sleep training for wimps

How many sleep in your bed?

Sleep Training 101

Making sleep work

Guidelines for safe co-sleeping

Fighting for sleep

Sleep training takes guts

What effect does lack of sleep have on you?

By: Zayaan Schroeder Mollagee


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