Coping with sleep issues when you WOH?

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Coping with sleep issues when you WOH?
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Tue, 01-15-2008 - 10:43pm

I'll come out as a fortunate parent of a good sleeper.

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Wed, 01-16-2008 - 5:44am
IME because work feels like blissful relief and easy-peasy after dealing with a pesky child all night, you perform just fine.
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Registered: 07-26-2007
Wed, 01-16-2008 - 6:06am

Well, if you know you're not going to get but 3-5 hours of sleep, you start letting other stuff go so you can add more time to your own bedtime. Especially if you know you don't deal well on depleted sleep.

I mean, it's like budgeting money. If you knew any given month was going to be especially tight, would you go spending money on frivolous stuff that month? Of course not. So you start figuring out what night-time activities you can afford to cut/reschedule for the weekend, so you can at least get the barebones "budget" of sleep.

And you remember these are seasons in life. The child won't always be doing this.

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Wed, 01-16-2008 - 7:49am

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Wed, 01-16-2008 - 10:39am

That's why God decided that a family should consist of 2 parents + children. That way at least each parents gets close to a full night's sleep every other night.

Chris

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Wed, 01-16-2008 - 10:54am
Amen to that!
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Wed, 01-16-2008 - 10:57am

DH and I switch off nights.

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Wed, 01-16-2008 - 10:59am
As the woh

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Wed, 01-16-2008 - 11:14am

It's not easy.


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Wed, 01-16-2008 - 11:20am

Yup.

 

Yes. We. Did.

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Wed, 01-16-2008 - 11:29am
me too. I figured that it was more important for us both to sleep than to have a knock down drag out battle at 2am.

 

Yes. We. Did.

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