Big or small, we all feel tired after a long day or an exhausting period at school or work. Usually a good night's sleep and some free time are enough to regain strength and gain the will to act. However, there are situations and stages in life when the effort is very high, and the possibility of rest is negligible. This happens, among others, in the case of parenthood.
The first years of a child’s life, raising a child with an illness or with developmental challenges are associated with tremendous physical and mental strain. A night’s rest is no longer sufficient for adequate regeneration. The more so as there may be simply not enough sleep or due to frequent awakenings the quality of sleep is not sufficient.