Our expert says:
Its not simply an over-all division of labour ( though hats off to a fair and participating father ) but sharing the sleep deprivation. Is there no way to plan even a couple of nights a week of proper undisturbed sleep ? I wonder why nobody offers a night-time babysitting service to handle the night chores. The only apparently safe drug around which increases alertness and reduces sleep need is Provigil ( which you can Google, I know it was made available in SA, but don't know if it's still around ). Otherwise you'd be offered sleeping tabs of one form or another, which would make you more drowsy and tireder.
Provigil is used by Air Force pilots and others going into combat, which may seem apt. But prolonged sleep-deprivation is unhealthy, and plans must still be made for you to have some days of rest.
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