A Best Health Magazine report examines different strategies new moms can implement to deal with sleep issues after a baby is born.

“Starting during the last trimester, have your partner get out of work an hour early and pick up dinner on the way home,” says Kathryn Lee, Ph.D., a sleep researcher at the University of California, San Francisco. “It sounds simple, but in our culture most guys haven’t had the responsibility of thinking about what’s for dinner, shopping for the ingredients, and delivering it to the table.” The practice not only smoothes things out, she adds, it also gives you a break toward the end of pregnancy, when you’re most likely to be exhausted and in need of a nap.