The first weeks or months of your life with a new born can be one of the most exhilarating, special times of your life, but it can also be one of the most exhausting times. A good night’s sleep is a precious commodity when you have a little one. A lack thereof makes it hard to complete the simplest of tasks and makes it difficult to enjoy those precious first days with your baby. The often used phrase, “Sleep when you baby sleeps” is true. Now is not the time to worry about a spotless house or the extra load of laundry. If your baby takes a nap try to do the same. Receiving help for your family or those you trust so that you can soak in the tub or get a few hours of rest can make a world of difference. The following is an article with tips from a mother who struggled with sleep deprivation.