My sleep has gone to pot and I need to do something about it as I start back at school in one week’s time. Currently my sleeping patterns are thus: get to sleep at around 2am, wake up between 9am & 10 am, nap at 3pm. That is not going to happen when I’m back at work! My biggest issue currently is pregnancy insomnia, not matter how tired I am physically or mentally I just cannot get to sleep at night. Now you may be reading this thinking well of course you don’t with a nap each afternoon but I am used to napping with my CFS.
I have outlined in an earlier post the techniques I have tried to get to sleep and they have all failed so I am trying something new. I know that I have to get up at 6:30am. Therefore that is what I shall do everyday until school starts again. No matter how little sleep I have had I shall be getting up. In the vain hope that this will encourage my body clock to reset back to sleeping at 11pm instead of 2am.
However it’s not just the amount of sleep but the quality of sleep that counts. I am never getting any deep sleep, the stuff that really counts, because of the wriggly baby inside me. Just as I get relaxed she starts up with her samba dancing or whatever it is that she gets up to in there! It fascinates me all the little movements she does throughout the day but it’d be great if she could let me sleep!
I am hoping that with the new term before my maternity leave starts that I am able to come home and have a brief doze before dinner and bedtime commences. Which in reality means sticking Nick Jr on and snoring on the sofa until my husband comes in from work!