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Insomnia

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.

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  • KISSFAN1
    I hate insommnia, it's so difficult to deal with everything you have to do and take care of when you're so tired and sleepy.

    I've dealt with it more the older I've gotten as well so maybe it's hormonal? I know I can't sleep that much when it's around that time of the month which makes me crankier, LOL.
    3760 days ago
  • LORIBEL1
    I'm sorry to hear you're so tired! I've been an insomniac for years and it can be totally frustrating! Hang in there! emoticon
    3761 days ago
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