Monday, December 28, 2009

The Science of Sleep

The past few months have messed up my sleeping habits... what with the baby and all. Sure, the Guy wakes up every 2-3 hours to nurse and cuddle, but even when he is sleeping I have a hard time doing the same. Right at this moment, Tim is cuddled up with him sleeping soundly in our bed, but I have yet to join them. I tried for about half an hour, but gave up because there were so many great blog posts swimming in my head (strange, huh? All my best ideas come when I'm going to sleep... and by the morning I've forgotten them).

Maybe it has something to do with the bed-sharing? Having him in bed with me causes me to lose sleep? I think it might be so... but on the other hand, he's not encroaching on my territory. I get a whole half of the bed to myself, it's usually the other two that sleep close to each other.

Wacked schedule? We've been on one in which I sleep until noon. But even on days when I wake up early (say, 9), I still have a hard time sleeping.

Lack of exercise? I attempted to run today to remedy that, but I only made it around the block. It's blasted cold outside!

Stress? Now that school is over, I hardly can blame that.

Any tips to sleeping? I'm really ready to hunker down and try it.

Sometimes I do sleep though, as evidenced above.


  1. I used to have a hard time going to sleep too. and then I had 3 I boys. going to sleep isn't a hard time anymore.

    I'm sure this might not be well received, but it very well could be baby in bed. Even if there's plenty of room, you are just aware that they are there. and if they are there, you're momma, you just want to love them and cuddle them because, oh my gosh, he is so darn cute. (I want to cuddle him)
    Don't know what your alternative is though, you don't want to sleep on the couch and Tim seems to sleep just fine in a family bed...
    maybe you just need some unisom.

  2. I'd be willing to bet it's the baby in the bed. I didn't last long with Wes in there with us and slept a million times better once we moved him to his own room.

    Also, I had to train myself back to a normal sleep schedule. And I definitely used sleep aids in the process. No shame in it, I say.

  3. I hear ya sister! Co-sleeping is great, but it's tough on us parents and you'll know when to graduate them to their own bed in their own time.

  4. I sleep a lot less when Aidan is in the bed with me. He is a kicker, and a roller, and although I do it less now than when he was a newborn, I worry that I`ll roll onto him. Try letting him sleep in a cradle or pack and play for a couple of nights. I used to take benadryl to help me sleep.