Getting along without sleep is a contradiction in terms. People who lack sleep are very difficult to be around. Their sleep loss disables their judgment, patience, compassion and other virtues valued in familial, social, and professional relationships. [...]
Sleep deprivation after baby is born is common, but can be a serious problem for new parents and mental health. Anxiety, postpartum depression, mood swings, even drowsy driving and child abuse can come from chronic lost sleep for both new mothers and new fathers.