I'm hoping somebody might have some advice for me about how to get through this total and utter misery that is sleep deprivation. My 10 month old has never been a good sleeper. Even a stint at sleep school didn't get him sleeping even a few hours at a time. We were feeding to sleep, which we no longer do. I get him to fall asleep in his cot by patting him and shhing him, sometimes just sitting there is enough. But I cannot get him to stay asleep, during the day I barely get a sleep cycle out of him before he wakes again and won't resettle. And overnight it's every couple of hours and he wants to feed (I don't believe he's hungry). I don't know how to get him to stay asleep longer. He gets so miserable because he's overtired and I'm feeling miserable due to pure exhaustion. I feel like my two older kids are really suffering and not getting enough time with me because my youngest refuses to sleep and our don't know how much longer I can cope with it. I feel like leaving him to cry is not an option because he just becomes so distressed and will absolutely not settle. What do I do? I had no idea one babies lack of sleep could have such a negative effect on a whole family.