“If you go to Google and type in “Why am I…” Do you know what is the most common autocomplete? “Why am I so tired?”
How do you like the above photo?! OK, it's entirely for effect. Clearly since I snapped it myself, I wasn't actually asleep at my desk. Indeed, there's no way that could happen since my phone rings around the clock. That said, there are days when I am really tired. I like to call them Mondays...
Seriously, according to an expert, moms downplay the severity of sleep deprivation, and we shouldn't.
"Mothers really underestimate the importance of getting enough sleep," says Jodi A. Mindell, PhD, a professor of psychology at St. Joseph's University in Philadelphia and author of Sleep Deprived No More: From Pregnancy to Early Motherhood -- Helping You & Your Baby Sleep Through the Night. "Sleep deprivation has so many serious consequences for their health and their families." see Moms and Sleep Deprivation by R. Morgan Griffin, WebMD
Below is a guest post from a Casper representative about the importance of sleep. I decided to run it because I want to remind my fellow working moms, my sisters in the struggle, to take care of themselves. Remember, our families need us to be healthy and strong!
Guest Post Regarding the Importance of Sleep:
Nobody is more tired than working moms… Indeed, working moms have a lot of hats to wear, all day, every day. Everything from diaper changes to 7 am meetings at the office and beyond. Being the best version of you is so critical when it comes to every aspect of your life, and for moms, being a good mother as well as reaching goals at work go hand in hand.
This is where certain things get lost in the shuffle of life, one of the most common that everyone can agree on is... sleep. Sleep is so important for everyone, especially those that juggle multiple hats throughout the day. Casper, an online mattress retailer has made the pledge in offering a better night’s sleep for everyone through the innovative design of their latex mattresses. They’ve outlined some of the most common sleep struggles and shared them in the guide below.
Arianna Huffington says, "Get more sleep!"
Ariana Huffington just spoke at Casper’s first ever Sleep Symposium, where she covered the topic of sleep extensively. She highlighted why we need to bring more attention to the real cost of not getting enough sleep, as mothers, workers, and humans! She has also given numerous talks, including this TED talk, about success and sleep. Every mom is different, but not getting enough sleep– and the need for improvement– is a topic we can all agree on.
Good luck catching some zzzs!
Prior Post: Working Mom Tip: Get More Sleep