What sleep deprivation does to your body—and your brain

Family health

What sleep deprivation does to your body—and your brain

Feeling like a walking mom-zombie is expected when you have a newborn, but for many parents, the sleep deprivation becomes chronic. (A toddler who climbs out of the crib, a bedwetting preschooler, a school-ager with nightmares.) We joke about how tired we are, but year after year of broken sleep is actually wreaking havoc on our health.