I was proud of how well I slept. But now, as a 33-year-old new father, I'm no longer proud.
I mocked the 35.5 percent of American men who slept less than seven hours a night, according to the latest CDC figures. Who are these people who can not sleep? These people who are at an increased risk of heart disease and weight gain because they have trouble getting to bed? I now know that these people are mothers and fathers, like my wife Meghan and I, who spent months after the birth of our first child, who woke up every two hours to address his lamentations.
At this time, the Warp was called Men's Health . Sleep Advisor W. Christopher Winter, MD, Ph.D., author of The Sleep Solution. He leads the Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine Center and is a father himself. I wanted to pity.
"Most new parents do not expect how much sleep they will lose, not just when they try to fall asleep, but also when they try to fall asleep again," Dr. The winter says. "Usually because there is no plan. I call this "guerrilla sleep". "