This year I spent more money than any other year of my life and I’m glad I made an investment in sleep.
Although I poured my life savings into a Sydney-priced home, my best spend was hiring someone to fix my two-year-long sleep deprivation.
For around $1000 – which my father paid – I finally got some regular sleep and it was bliss.
Even before I had my baby I was trying to work out how to store sleep.
“Sleep now, when the baby comes you won’t be getting any,” well-meaning friends would say.
When my baby Charlie arrived, with a gruelling two-hourly feeding schedule, I remember fantasising about purchasing sleep.
Almost two years later, I found someone selling it online.
Charlie and I co-sleeping. Image supplied.
Sleep consultant, Lauren Diaz, advertised "gentle" and "effective" techniques that did not involve controlled crying.