It’s true, most parents look forward to is the day (or night) their newborn starts sleeping through the night.
You do not have to go through endless night after night without sleep however, even with a newborn.
Baby’s follow a certain sleep pattern, so if you get to know these patterns you will start sleeping more soundly and will have a chance to get some sleep!
Baby’s don’t sleep at the same time as adults do. They actually sleep very unsoundly. Their sleep is full of interruptions because their sleep cycles are not yet fully developed, so they wake more often during the night.
Generally grown adults spend about five hours in a deep sleep every night. This is the restful phase of sleep you need to feel fresh and new in the morning. Usually another 2 hours are spent in light sleep.