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How To Get Quality Sleep As A New Parent

7. Listen To Your Body
According to Dr. Smarr, “Eight hours is a broad population average but maybe you do fine on six or seven hours. Every person has a ‘chronotype,’ which is defined by comparing the timing of their ideal day to the solar day. Our society is built for early chronotypes, but vast numbers of people are later chronotypes. This means they naturally sleep later. If you don’t have to get up early, don’t. Sleep on your time, and your brain will work better than if you force it to work at the wrong time.”