It seems that being a mom or dad and not sleeping at night go hand in hand.
Thank you! Your newsletter highlighting parent insomnia could not have come on a more opportune day!
As the months have been going by, my insomnia has been getting worse! Being the parents of two little boys, Ripley 3 and Cash almost 18mths - we had a lucky couple of days a week or so ago when both kids slept right through and for the first time in yonks - I actually had a FULL nights unbroken sleep.
Last nights antics began at midnight when the three year old decided he'd like to sleep in mommy's bed and then followed two hours of him rolling around and pulling the duvet on and off and to top it off it was the hottest night we've experienced in Cape Town for a while and so finally he fell asleep at around 2.30am and then hurriedly I carried him back to his bed and dashed back to mine to try and get some shuteye!
And then as luck would have it, my 18th month old started chattering away to himself from around 3am for an hour or so until he decided he wanted some company and called for mommy and a bottle of milk, and then quite unusually for him screeched everytime I tried to leave the room (until now he's been happy enough to say night to me once he's been given his bottle) well it was just after 4am that I got back into bed, by this time completely wide awake and then clock watched until around 5.30 when I must have finally dozed off!
Not for long though - Ripley my three year old was back at my bedside just after six demanding I get up! Well needless to say I'm feeling rather worse for wear right now, but at least I've now got your Sleep Centre page bookmarked for some middle of the night reading should we have the same nonsense tonight. Thank you again for your very informative newsletters, I always seem to find something of interest and ESPECIALLY today's topic on sleep - could not have been more appropriate.