I hear stories everyday of parents waking up to lifeless babies after co-sleeping. Just thinking about it makes me sick to my stomach. Not co-sleeping, just the thought that such a sweet and innocent act - sleeping with your baby -- could lead to such a horrible end. I'm obsessive about keeping Henry to a schedule and doing everything I can to make sure he has restful sleep; but even I have dozed off holding him a couple times. It seems natural for a parent to want to keep baby close, especially when he is so tiny and helpless. Parents should avoid drinking alcohol before co-sleeping. According to a Bloomberg article, one third of all Sudden Infant Death (SIDS) cases was linked to a parent drinking alcohol or doing drugs before co-sleeping -- often on the couch, according to the British Medical Journal.