Pregnancy Over 40 and Sleep DeprivationI remember being so tired when my daughter was a baby that I would just cry.
Even when she slept through the night, for some reason, I couldn't fall back asleep. It was probably a combination of hormones and worry. This article talks about how new parents really do suffer sleep deprivation:
Sleep expert Iftikhar Mirza said: "Lack of sleep and becoming parents goes hand in hand, but parents can help themselves by trying to get their babies into a routine early, eating healthily and taking gentle exercise to release endorphins, which should lower the risk of mood swings."