All of our kids have been born sleepers. Our kids sleep 18-22 hours for the first few weeks of life. They then have three naps during the day until they are about 9 months and then go down to 2 until they are 18 months. I am just now starting to let Sydnee have only one nap during the day. By 7:00 at night, she is so ready for bed. Even Brahnson, who is twelve, likes to go to bed at 8:00. We have even given him the option to stay up until 9:00 p.m. I usually will be in bed by 10:00, but I can't fall asleep until around midnight. We then get up at 5:30 a.m. to do scriptures. I can't nap during the day because that decreases my chances of being able to get to sleep during my normal time. I am grateful that I have children that sleep. I just wish I knew how they do it.
Saturday, January 17, 2009
Is it just me?
I am not understanding why every member of my family can fall asleep at any given moment when their body says it is time for sleep. My body constantly tells me it is time for sleep and yet, sleep for me is hard to find. I have to at least have three things happening for me to even have a prayer of sleep finding me. 1. It has to be dark. 2. It has to be quiet. 3. Nobody can be touching me. I have never had the problem with letting my children sleep in my bed, because if they do, I will definitely not get any sleep. Tori likes to come in and she knows that she cannot come on my side of the bed. She has to go to her dad's side. The problem with that is then my husband sleeps too close to me so, I can't sleep anyway. My children have inherited the ability to fall asleep at will. Within minutes of them going up to bed, they are asleep. I can be talking to Chad right after we put the lights out and, literally, within 10 seconds he can be snoring. It takes me a good 30 minutes to an hour to fall asleep and even then I don't stay asleep all night usually. I have even tried sleeping pills. If there is some sort of secret, I would like to know. Maybe, it's genetics. If that is the case, things are not looking well for me. I know my dad has a hard time sleeping as well.