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Subject: Re: [TGF] Genealogy and having a baby]--sleep
Date: Tue, 27 May 2008 17:34:08 -0700
For those making sleep a low priority...
I did that for many years--for the reason some of you mention, getting
'me' time. For some reason, sleep is not given much respect in our
society, and the results of deprivation don't show up right away for
most of us.
I started paying the price 20 years later. I am still paying the price,
and, quite frankly, I don't know if I ever will recover.
Good quality sleep is critical for health. Not talking about new baby
demands which, with teething, is for a couple years, but systemic
sacrificing sleep for other priorities for many years. Sleep is the
time when our bodies build and repair--without quality sleep our bodies
eventually break down.
There are other, healthier, ways to find 'me' time.
After all, don't we also want to be healthy enough for field work,
research, etc after children are grown and gone (which happens all too
Enjoy your new baby! the moments go by all too fast! and take care of
yourself and your partner--the most important people in your child's