This is the third of a nine-part print and online series looking at the science of sleep and the vital role of sleep in maintaining overall health.
Like millions of Canadian mothers, Dawn Trudeau’s sleep troubles began when her daughter was born.
“You’re getting up at all hours for feedings and whatnot, and I had a hard time getting her to sleep through the night,” says the Ottawa-based, 46-year-old social media marketer and blogger at TheModernMomBlog.com. “My husband is great, and he would help in a minute but he just did not hear the baby crying,” she says.
Even after her daughter started sleeping through the night consistently at age 4, Ms. Trudeau says her sleeping problems persisted to the point of insomnia. “I kind of got used to it at that point.” And now that her daughter is 7, her sleep disturbances are also business-related.