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  • #13364

    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    Yikes – I feel sorry for you being stuck in the middle of that family!

    #13365

    Jane
    ✘ Not a client

    I've just had the worst night I've had for ages. It's not 5.40 am and I've been awake since about 1 am trying to go back to sleep. If anyone looks at me wrong today or says the wrong thing they'll get both barrels. 😡

    #13366

    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    Ugh. Jane, you really should look into CBT or even basic “sleep hygiene”. I think it could help you; do you lie in bed that whole time trying to force yourself to sleep? If so, that very rarely works!

    #13367

    Jane
    ✘ Not a client

    Yep that's exactly what I do Martin. I'm all warm and cosy and I just want to sleep. Thankfully I had a slightly better night last night so everyone is safe today. 😆

    #13368

    Jane
    ✘ Not a client

    I'm absolutely shattered. I've been awake since 4am. My eyes are gritty. The kids are still asleep, it's so unfair. 🙁

    #13369

    Jane
    ✘ Not a client

    I have had a CRAP night. My daughter isn't too well so I was up with her. I think I finally fell asleep around midnight and woke up about 4 ish. I feel like crap. My eyes are gritty. Everyone else is zzzzzzzzzzzzing away. It's so unfair. 😡

    #13370

    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    Jane – were you able to sleep before having kids, or have your sleep issues come since parenthood?

    #13371

    Jane
    ✘ Not a client

    Since parenthood I think Martin. I've been so used to having my sleep constantly interrupted when they were little, I've got used to it. Plus of course I'm constantly worrying about my son, so when I wake up in the night my brain is whirring around thinking about that.

    So here I am at 5.55am, just me the cats and google. 🙂

    #13372

    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    I am surprised we don't hear more about parenthood being a trigger for LONG term sleep problems. All we normally hear about are issues during infancy – not over the long term. I bet it's more common that we'd expect.

    #13373

    Jane
    ✘ Not a client

    Well I've been awake since 4am now, and I got up at 4.45. I just can't sleep, although I want too.

    I remember when my two eldest was smaller Martin, they used to wake up around 5am every day, I spent their younger years like a zombie.

    #13374

    Jane
    ✘ Not a client

    On Christmas Day I was awake at 2am. I couldn't get back to sleep so I came downstairs and sat and watched RoadWars. It's about the police and the cameras follow them as they respond to calls and sort out the bad guys. I watched that for 2 hours until 4, then tried to get some sleep on the couch for a couple of hours. At 6am I gave up and got up. Needless to say I was SHATTERED at the end of the day.

    #13375

    Martin Reed
    ★ Admin

    Yikes! You were just too excited to sleep, weren't you?! Santa doesn't visit if you don't go to sleep, you know!

    #13376

    Jane
    ✘ Not a client

    😆

    I dunno what was wrong with me, I was having a weird dream about burglars breaking in and pinching all the prezzies!! Never fear, I've got my sons cricket bat to hand. 😆

    I slept a bit better last night though.

    #13377

    Jane
    ✘ Not a client

    Well last nights *sleep* was awful!!! My brain would not shut up. I've spent most of the night trying to go sleep!! 😡

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