How hard is it to get a good night's sleep with a new baby? - according to a new study, VERY.

If you really want to know what to expect when you're expecting, new research offers one harsh answer - expect very little sleep!

According to a survey by Ergoflex, the average new parent loses a grand total of 44 nights of sleep in the first year of their baby's life.

Researchers at the Mayo clinic, however, say the good news is it does get easier as the baby gets older.

By three months, most infants can sleep for five hours straight, and by six months, 12 hours.