Last updated on April 4th, 2024

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Kim West, MSW, Mom of 2, creator of The Sleep Lady Shuffle

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sleep helpWell, this is startling news. We all know that parent’s of babies lose sleep, but a new research study found that on average,

Moms lose an entire month of sleep during their child’s first year…Talk about needing sleep help! Ouch!

This averages out to missing approximately 2 hours of sleep per night, which doesn’t sound too terrible until you actually do the math. That adds up to about 740 hours of missed sleep that year, or approximately 31 days. Wow, not if I can help it!
Sleep deprivation can cause much more than just saggy eyes, or irritability. Below are some of the impacts that even moderate sleep deprivation can have on your mind and body: (Read this article if you’d like to  learn more about these in more depth)

  1. High Blood Pressure
  2. Weakened Immune System
  3. Sleep Paralysis
  4. Weight Gain
  5. Memory Loss

Join me on my mission to give mother’s back these precious hours of sleep during their child’s first year, so that both parents and children can have a wonderful first year of life together!

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Author: Kim West, MSW, Mom of 2, creator of The Sleep Lady Shuffle

My name is Kim West, and I’m the mother of two beautiful girls, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has been a practicing child and family therapist for more than 21 years, and the creator of the original gentle, proven method to get a good night’s sleep for you and your child. My sleep journey began when I started experimenting with gently shaping my daughter’s sleep by not following the conventional wisdom at the time. After having success (and then more success with my second daughter!), I began helping family and friends and my step-by-step method spread like wildfire, exactly like an excellent night of sleep for a tired parent should!