Getting more sleep as a mom… it almost seems laughable, doesn’t it? With children who wake with the sun (or before), millions of chores, errands, and jobs to do each day; most moms use the precious time after the children go to bed to catch up on the day’s work. Many moms I know usually get less than 6 hours of sleep per night. Although chronic sleep-deprivation is a common lot for a mom, it is not a healthy lifestyle. Sleep is one of the most important elements of a healthy life. It may seem wise to skip sleep for other more pressing issues, like finishing up the dishes or submitting that last assignment to your boss/client/whoever, but protecting your sleep should be a top priority.