So much for counting sheep. According to the National Sleep
Foundation's Sleep in America 2009 poll, 1 in 5 people get
less than six hours of shut-eye each night, and it seems you're no
By the Numbers
Source: 'Sleep in
America 2009,' National Sleep Foundation
"My husband was presenting at a meeting at work, stood up and
reached into his pocket for pen and brought out a handful of
"My most sleep-deprived moment was trying to keep up with nursing
a newborn and returning to work full-time. I got up in the middle
of the night, changed the baby's diaper, nursed her and stopped by
the bathroom. I suddenly felt the rush of my head jerking and
realized I was falling asleep on the toilet. After struggling to
get my senses back, I heard the baby crying again. When I returned
to her crib, I found out I forgot to put her diaper on."
"After weeks and weeks of no sleep, imagine my horror when I
showed up at church one day and discovered in the middle of the
service that I had my shirt on inside out!! It's a funny memory
now, but I tell you, was I embarrassed at the time!"
"I have had many sleep-deprived moments as the mother of a
colicky baby. One time I put the phone in the fridge and the bottle
on the phone charger."
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