New Parent Tired

​​​​The National Sleep Foundation estimates “that new parents get 68 percent less sleep than they actually need.” For new parent Brandon, his consistent lack of sleep finally caught up with him when his wife took their child to her mother’s house for a night. Brandon had planned to enjoy his newfound alone time by watching a movie and eating fried food. Putting chicken fingers in the oven, he sat down for the movie, only to wake up eight hours later with smoke in the kitchen (Matt Christensen, “13 Real (and Very Funny) Stories from Sleep-Deprived New Parents,” Fatherly, October 26, 2021,!