Monday, July 12, 2010
Can't sleep, never have really been able to. It just seems to be getting worst as I get older. I know it is recommended that you get at least 7 hours a night, I am lucky to get 5. Part of the reason is my daughter, because of the care that she needs, most nights I am up until at least midnight with her, and then I have always been the type of person who needs to completely wind down before I am able to sleep, which puts me to bed most nights after 1:00 a.m., my husband gets up for work at 3:45, so that he can tend to my daughter before he leaves, and then I need to get up at 5:45 every day because my son swims and has to be at practice each morning by 6:15, unfortunately, once I am up in the morning, I am up. There are a few days here and there when I am able to take maybe a 30 minute nap in the afternoon, but those days are few and far between. Can't do sleeping pills or ear plugs, because if my daughter has a seizure or begins to aspirate during the night, I need to be able to hear her.
Not complaining about my situation, I have learned to manage pretty well, but there are days, like today that I really wish I could just go back to bed.