As Will is approaching one, I can officially say I have not slept well in almost a year.
Recently I’ve been on a mission to improve my quality of sleep. He is an early riser and there’s not much I can do about that. I get in bed early, but I need to make sure that I am actually sleeping when I’m in bed and not just f-ing around.
Lack of sleep has made me an even bitchier person (if that’s possible). I also struggle with my weight due to PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) and my endocrinologist and nutritionists that I have worked with have all yelled at me (not actually) stressing that sleep is so important metabolically. Okay... well do you want to take my child then?
I’m working with a new specialist now and I’m on a mission. My problems include: My brain is psycho, my back hurts bc I sleep like a moron on my stomach, I always have to pee and I’m the lightest sleeper in general. Basically, I’m perfect. So we have come up with a few things for me to try to get a better night’s sleep.
I just bought a new pillow, new pjs, I’m taking Advil before bed and I try to cut out water a few hours before I go to sleep. (Like a puppy when you take away their water bowl at night.) One of the biggest suggestions I’ve received from multiple people is cutting out technology before bed. This is the hardest! First of all, this is my only alone time of the day. If it’s not Will being a baby, it’s my husband or my dog being a baby. So many needy boys. So when I go up to bed early I want to text with my friends, swap between the same 3 social media apps, and watch RHONY, or a murder/rape show. This is the hardest thing to cut out, and I am unsuccessful most of the time.
So I bought a book. Like an actual book made of paper, not downloaded. So odd. Similar to my preferences in TV shows, I can only read murder. Is this relaxing though? TBD.
I feel like all I write about is being tired, but honestly, I’ve learned that this is such a huge part of parenting. I can’t blame it all on that, I’ve never been a good sleeper. Now I just have a boss who yells at me at 530am.
I can’t complain too much because Will is such a good baby. I wouldn’t wake up at that time for anyone else. I will keep you all posted on my new sleeping project!