True Stories of Sleep Deprivation: "I Was So Tired That I..."

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Laura Motta on Jun 3, 2009 at 12:07PM

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...dropped him.

a Laura Motta on Jun 3, 2009 at 12:07PM

“When my son was a year old, he got sick with a respiratory infection. The only way he could sleep was if I held him upright against my chest. I'd done this alone for about three nights, so I'd been awake the whole time. In the wee hours of the morning, I was propped up in my bed holding him, and I fell asleep. The next thing I knew, he was on the floor crying! I had fallen asleep and dropped him! It was so traumatic, probably more for me than for him!”

—Compiled by Laura Motta

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