After DS was born 3 yrs ago, I had to say goodbye to my beauty sleep for a while. Now that he *just* settles into his day and night routine, I just seem cant go back to my beauty sleep routine although times allow me to. These days DS goes to bed around 10 ish and I cant even shut my eyes till 2 am!! Im still able to wake up the next day around 7-8 am, depending what time DS starts waking up.
I realise that having a mere 5-6 hr sleep (i feel like i sleep deeply tho) isnt good for long term health.. And plus in theory a person's body needs to wind down wayyyy before 2 am. I also take an afternoon nap for an hour with DS, but still that does not necesarrily mean Telling my body to stay up till 2 am. How can i sleep early if my body thinks the curfew time is 2 am? Its like telling me dont sleep before 2, but as soon as it hits 2am, i am zonked out right that minute.
Oh, i need to nap also, unfortunately i have the capacity to take a short nap during the day and dont think i will be able to function without one ... Its like i would instantly nap with ds when i could.. I think i did have a no nap afternoon one day and i still even went to bed at 1 am! Help me!!
I hardly drink caffeine these days and always have a warm milk before bed.