I’ve always been bad at sleeping
Ask my parents & they will tell you I loved my bed as a teenager (which I did!) but that was more about not wanting to get up rather than sleeping all day
I’m a worrier, it takes me quite a while to switch off. My waking isn’t always about a worry though
I also wake up A LOT in the night
I’m also a really light sleeper, any noise & I’m awake. I think this has got worse since I had Mini M.
It doesn’t help that Mr M makes funny noises in his sleep. He’s a squeaker – he holds his breath & makes a weird squeaky noise. It’s super annoying!!
I have tried things to help with my sleep
I listen to my Slimpod when I go to bed & that helps calm my mind
I used to play games on my phone to help me switch off but the light isn’t good so I have got back into reading. The only problem with that is if it’s a really good book I can’t put it down. Sometimes I will fall asleep reading & Mr M has to turn the light off & take my book off me
When I do wake up in the night I don’t check the time. This took a while to train myself to do but checking the time just made me worse – the whole “I’ve got 3hrs before my alarm goes off” routine
I also try to talk to myself. If there’s something on my mind then I will say to myself “what can you do about it now? Sort it in the morning”
With Mr M I prod him (sometimes firmly!) and tell him he’s squeaking. I do have earplugs which I can put in but believe it or not there are times I can still hear him!
I think I am, sadly, always going to have a battle with sleep. I just want to feel less exhausted!
Do you have issues with sleep? Do you have any tips on how to get a good night sleep?by