SleepingPosted: March 25, 2009 Filed under: Random Thoughts | Tags: Random Thoughts 2 Comments »
For about a month now I’ve been waking up in the middle of the night and have the hardest time going back to sleep. I some times wake up because I am hot, sometimes because I need to pee, and other times because Cooper is crying. But the problem is, once I am awake I find it very hard to fall back to sleep. Take last night for instance. I woke up because I was hot. I threw off the covers and cooled off and then repositioned myself for sleep, but I was wide awake at that point. It took me almost 1.5 hours to fall back to sleep. I really hate that it takes me forever to fall back to sleep. I wake up in the morning tired because I have awoke in the middle of the night.
Chris on the other hand can fall asleep in a blink of an eye. When we go to sleep at night, his breathing changes almost immediately and he’s fast asleep. I on the other hand need at least 30 minutes to fall asleep at night, sometimes more. Then if Chris awakes in the middle of the night to pee or because Cooper woke him, he can fall back to sleep in almost a minute. The thing that really gets me is that Chris can sleep through Cooper crying and even wailing sometimes. Chris will wake in the morning and say, “Wow, Cooper did not cry at all last night.” I laugh and say, “yes he did, you just slept through it.”
I wish I could perfect the art of falling asleep fast! Or maybe I am just destine to always be a light sleeper who takes forever to fall to sleep.
Susanne, I feel for you with the sleep problem. I was like Chris, a very deep sleeper and quick to go to sleep, my whole life until I got pregnant. Terry is the opposite and it is so hard on him. I’m sure you already do this, but try memorizing a passage of Scripture and meditating on it each night when you are trying to get to sleep. That has helped me.
Thanks for being an awesome friend.
Angie, Thanks for the advice!