Sleep Problems: When Moms Should Skip Drugs

Cynthia Dermody

sleep problemsI'm all for going the natural route when possible, but when that fails and mama needs to sleep, drugs may be necessary. Caring for a new baby who needs you constantly, driving your kids to school and practice -- need I say more?

Unfortunately, as well as drugs may put mom out, it's not a good idea if you're alone. Mom needs to be on constant alert at night, ready to spring up and care for a child when the call comes.

Benadryl is my snooze inducer of choice. I'm out in 15 minutes, and I wake up after 8 hours feeling great.

But in the meantime? You could set me on fire and I wouldn't know it. So, I can only take the drug when my husband is home to keep a watch over things.


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