People start telling you to get your sleep while you still can when you're about to have a baby. If only it was that easy. New research explains just how sleep deprived new parents are. The study published by the Sleep Research Society says new parents experience a drastic decline in sleep satisfaction and sleep duration after having their child. That's not surprising and neither is the fact that moms have it the worse. What did surprise me was the amount of time it takes to get back on track.

"Following the sharp decline in sleep satisfaction and duration in the first months postpartum, neither mothers’ nor fathers’ sleep fully recovers to pre-pregnancy levels up to 6 years after the birth of their first child."