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Lisa Loeb Gets More Sleep As a Mom Than As a Musician

05/10/2011 at 04:00 PM ET
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Many new moms complain about sleep deprivation, but such is the opposite for ladies like Lisa Loeb.

Since shifting the focus from her career to taking care of her 17-month-old daughter Lyla Rose, Loeb says she’s ironically getting more sleep as a mom than she did when she was primarily a musician.

“I’m the person who would normally stay up until 3 in the morning and sleep until 9 in the morning,” Loeb, 43, tells PEOPLE.

“But now with the baby, it’s super early to bed. It’s a little bit of a challenge to try to balance my work with my family, but my family comes first.”

Loeb’s sleep is only affected when she makes the mistake of singing to Lyla Rose before bedtime.

“It’s not great for us because it actually wakes the baby up and makes her get engaged and want to stay up,” she explains. “It’s really fun and exciting, but we usually stay away from too much music at night because it’s just another activating activity, instead of putting her to sleep.”

Overall, Loeb can’t stop gushing about her little one. “My daughter is so beautiful and sweet and funny,” the “Stay” singer says. “She talks a lot, and every day is wonderful and happy.”

Part of what contributes to the time Loeb is able to put into taking care of her daughter is offers to do voiceover projects.

Guest-starring as the voice of bird princess Winger in the hit Disney Channel series, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Loeb says, “It’s a great job because it really works with my flexible music schedule.”

“It allows me to be at home a lot of the time, and still get to work with other people,” she continues. “It’s almost the best of both worlds. I get to be a full-time parent, but also get to work.”

Loeb’s episode airs Saturday, May 21.

Courtesy Dsiney

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lifeasahouse on

I LOVE Lisa and am thrilled that she is enjoying life as a mom.

bizzy on

My daughter LOVES the song she sings on Jack’s Big Music Show!

Merideth on

We love Jenny Jenkins too! It’s on the DVR and our daughter wants to play it over and over!

B.J. on

I’ve been a fan of Lisa for many many years, it makes me smile to know she’s so happy with her life. I’ll bet she’s got one adorable baby!

Kim on

I also love Lisa’s music… I also wonder if she had trouble conceiving after 40? It would be interesting to know.

jennifer on

If her baby is anything like her, she’s an absolute doll!!

Janell Latour on

I love Lisa Loeb. Such a gifted musician. Sounds like a great mom too!

Holiday on

I loved her when I was young! When I was about 10-11 her cd was the first I ever purchased.

Aneilm on

One of the keys to enhancing your sleep is what they describe as proper sleep hygiene. Its all about getting into that routine and sticking to it, perfect for parents of newborns. So its good to cut out that waking till 3 a.m. and staying in bed to 9 a.m. babies bring more than blessing to our lives. Congrats!

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