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How many hours in average do mothers sleep?

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Mamas - how much sleep do you get?

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Well, now when I have 7 weeks old baby I don't get my 8 hours of sleep any more.......
I was wondering, how many hours of sleep do women with child/ren get every night. I am only getting 4 to 6 (the most) hours a day and I am sooo tired. Usually it's broken into one hour sleep.
how about you?.........
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Well, when Maggie was littler, I got more sleep (8 hours, maybe), but in shorter segments (1 1/2 to 2 hours); it wasn't very restful because I couldn't complete a whole sleep cycle before waking.

Now I get less sleep (5-6 hours) but in longer segments. I would get a LOT more, but I work evenings so dd doesn't have to be in daycare. DH doesn't get much sleep, either, because he is a heavy sleeper and can't be trusted to co-sleep or hear her waking.

I don't worry much, though, bc I know it has to get better!
I put 6 or more hours, but really that has only been in the last couple of weeks. DS is 10 months old and we just moved him to his crib in his own room 2 weeks ago. We all seem to be sleeping better now (I think he was hearing us or the dog in the middle of the night and waking up). He can now go 6 hours at a stretch (unless a new tooth is coming in)! He goes to bed between 9:30 and 10:30, sleeps 6 hours, nurses once and then stays asleep till 7 or 8.

However, when he was a newborn, he was up every 1.5 hours round the clock. I felt like a walking zombie then. So there is hope.
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Well I picked more then 6 hours but I don't realy feel lucky. We go to bed, with Samantha, at about 10pm and I get up for the day at 7 in the morning. That SEEMS like 9 hours sleep right? :LOL

In reality She wakes me up almost every hour and takes a good 10 minutes to nurse her back to sleep. Sure, I doze while she nurse but I have to still hold up my breast for her to latch on so I can not go back to sleep unil she is done. And then there is the night where she does not want to nurse but tosses and turns all night long.

Hmmm, considering, maybe it is a good thing that I can crawl into bed so early or I would be a real wreck.

sorry, having to remove all posts with personal info due to an online stalker.
Hmm. I have a 5 month old who I bf and co-sleep with. I go to bed at 9 p.m. and get up around 7 a.m. I usually have a period where I am up at night for 2 hours (I can't sleep! even if the baby does). So, I get 7 or 8 hours but it's in 2 hour segments.

Mind you, when he was a newborn, i was getting 2 hours a day.
How come "not enough" wasn't an option

Ok I voted 4-5, I'm "in bed" from 9 pm to about 6 or so, but I'm awake at least half of that, dd is a very noisy sleeper, and she insists on being right up against me, so I get very little sleep, since noise and touch tend to keep me awake.
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For me, it's usually how many hours I get in a row that affects me the most. I get more than 6 hours, but rarely more than 3 in a row, even now that he's 11months old, and it's the broken sleep that wears me out.
I get about 7-8 hours, but broken up since Zach is nursing throughout the night. We cosleep, so it isn't too big a deal.
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