I have a 6 month old and a 4 year old. I work full time. I get up by 6am at the latest. My oldest son goes to bed at 8 & the baby between 8 & 10. Once I get both boys to sleep, I pick up around the house, clean the kitchen, fold laundry before going to bed. By the time that's done, it's after 11 so I sometimes stay up to see my husband for even a few minutes, since he works 2nd shift. I'm usually ok with 6 hours of sleep, even better with 7. The problem is, most nights, my sleep is interrupted by at least one, if not both children. I have a hard time getting back to sleep once I've woken up. I think I'm averaging 4-5 non consecutive hours of sleep a night. I don't drink coffee & I'm diabetic, so energy drinks that contain sugar are out. I drink diet caffinated sodas just to keep going through the day, but it's not optimal. What can I do to cope with this lack of sleep and still do everything I need to each day?
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You cant function at your best... but you can function. I dont know how we do it, but women, specifically moms... (NO MATTER WHAT THEIR JOB or SAHM status) are amazing creatures who in the end will do anything for our kids, even if it means walking around like zombies! My DH works nights too so I know how you feel about staying up with him. On the days hes working, he gets home at 8am, goes to sleep, wakes up at 4.. showers, eats, and leaves. That means I am alone with the kids for 24 hours, 4 days straight. On his days off, he has to keep on the night schedule so he naps most of the day, and stays up all night. thats hard for me because I want to be with him, so I stay up till 3am, but then the kids wake up at 7 so I have to get up too. it sucks but I keep reminding myself its temporary and if its for them, I'll do anything. HOWEVER.. I do need to stop staying up.. and thats a sacrifice DH will have to live with!
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