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Sleep is the Holy Grail of new motherhood: Everyone wants it; no one knows how to find it. But doctors at the University of Toronto have devised a method that may give moms more shut-eye during those exhausting first six weeks. They tested a program that included weekly talks with a nurse who emphasized making sleep a priority, going to bed earlier, learning relaxation techniques and dealing with problems interfering with sleep. Compared with moms who didn't participate in the program, those who used this approach slept 57 minutes more per night--and their babies slept an extra 46 minutes.