Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sleep deprivation?

For the longest time I've had trouble getting to sleep. The hubby doesn't because he's in a constant state of sleep deprivation getting up at 3 am and coming home at 8pm. I have trouble falling asleep and then when his alarm goes of at 2:40am it wakes me up and then I take awhile to get back to sleep. Less than ideal situation for me but this is the job he chose so this is what we get to live with.

For the past 3 weeks I've been spending most of my awake free moments squeezing in everything that one can possibly squeeze in (work, pick up kid, getting hw done with her, and making dinner) plus I've added in as much exercise as I can. We try to go to the pool every single day (this past weekend the kid was too tired so we didn't go) and since the kid can swim very well I can do laps and not stress. Seriously, she's just like her daddy, a long ass fish. Thin as all get out too so when she does finally get out of the pool her lips are blue as a corpse, looks terrible. Or really awesome if you're into that goth look.

After that, late late late into the stupid hot evening, when it gets down to you know, 90 something degrees, I take Jaynie out for our long walk and alone time. Spoiled butt head. I try to do this before 10pm because I know the hubby waits up until I get home and I hate keeping him up too late when he has to wake like 4 hours later. It's a decent amount of exercise but I think it's the running around trying to get everything done that really wears on me.

I used to do all the running around anyway but I was not trying to squeeze in the physical activities too. The combination has made it so that I now take 15 minutes to fall asleep rather than the 1-2 hours. I like it. I don't know how long I'll be able to keep it up before I have a "I can't keep up" breakdown but in the meantime the sleep deprivation is no longer due to the inability to fall asleep. Twice in one night. Did I mention I now no longer notice when the hubby's alarm goes off? That's nice too. I hate that 2:40am alarm.

1 comment:

Trailboss said...

I have been having trouble getting to sleep lately as well. I don't know why and it annoys me to no end. I have cut way back on caffeine (for me anyway..lol) don't eat late, no wine, sometimes I will have a small glass of milk which seems to help. Last night I finally got up and took some medicine to help me sleep. Then when I do that I have trouble getting up in the morning. Geez, like a dog chasing its tail.

I am loving the pics btw.