Managing sleep (or not)

I’m exhausted. It’s the second day of school for my daughter and man oh man is getting up early killing me. I thought I wasn’t getting to lazily sleep in this summer since my kids usually woke me up around 8:00, but it turns out 6:45 is a lot earlier than 8:00 and it’s really hard to get up that early. Who knew?

During school I usually first wake up around 5:00 when my neighbor gets up, her bedroom window faces our bathroom window and the glow of her light greets me ever morning since I always forget to close the bathroom door (yea for suburbia). Trying to ignore the light and enjoy my few remaining hours of sleep I put my pillow over my head and pray that the time will magically go back to midnight so I can get more sleep. So far this hasn’t worked for me, but I’m hopeful that it could happen someday. My alarm goes off at 6:45, usually accompanied by a groan from me and a desire to chuck the alarm across the room. I haven’t done it yet, but it’s only been two days, so it’s bound to happen sometime. I have to drag myself out of bed and go wake up my daughter. She’s half asleep, I’m half asleep, it’s amazing we manage to communicate. I get her off the school and then I’m ready to go back to bed. Oh wait, I have a three year old, so that doesn’t happen (only in my dreams). I have to stay awake until at least 9:00 when I can get my son to bed, because unlike me, he doesn’t need sleep.

I know a huge part of managing fibro is managing sleep, yet somehow I can never seem to manage it right. I’m a night owl and unfortunately the school system’s schedule (or my kids’) does not revolve around night owls.  Someday I’ll get the amount of sleep I’m supposed to get!

Facebook Comments
(Visited 16 times, 2 visits today)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *