- Incoherent while reading to your toddler or talking to a friend?
- Lack concentration?
- Emotions disproportionate to the situation at hand?
- Intolerant of loud noises and other minor inconveniences?
- Having trouble remembering facts that are usually easily recalled?
YOU NEED SLEEP.
Best taken in large (consecutive) quantities, sleep has the power to improve your mental function, decrease irritability and improve your outlook on any day. Sleep also has the benefit of taking you to cosy, warm places on a cold day and is most effective when people under 3 feet are also sleeping or else otherwise occupied by a responsible adult.
Disclaimer: Sleep should not be taken when operating a motor vehicle / electrical equipment, or while holding infants. If symptoms persist, see your health care professional or consider consuming large quantities of chocolate. Please be advised that if your sleep deprivation is caused by tiny people that it really is all worth it. :) Just don't be afraid of going to bed at 7pm and, apart from feeding the newborn, staying there til 7am the next morning.
Happy Mumma's Spot also recommends other precious commodities like solitary trips to the loo, and time to eat a decent meal.