You work all day, then you do what needs to be done in the evening, and just when you’re looking forward to a nice evening with the one you love….you’re just so exhausted that once you sit still, you’re asleep by 9:00? Sound familiar?
One day when my daughter was just under 2 years old, my husband had picked her up from the babysitter’s house a couple hours before I got home from work. I arrived at home and found her running around like crazy in a big circle which went through our kitchen and around through the living room. At first I didn’t think much of it, but when she didn’t stop…..I thought to myself “what is going on here, she never acts like this”??
Do you or your kids have a hard time waking up in the morning?
Would you rather wake up easily, feeling refreshed and ready to start your day? We all have episodes of having a hard time waking up…usually due to a restless night’s sleep, but if you do this on a regular basis, it could very well be because your blood sugar drops too much while you’re sleeping. The way to encourage this to NOT happen is to ingest some good quality protein before going to bed.
I’m going to let you in on a little something we learned when our first child turned about 6 or 7 months old. She had been sleeping through the night from about 7 weeks on (about the time I needed to switch from nursing to formula in a bottle). When ALL OF A SUDDEN, at about 6 months old, she started waking up in the middle of the night crying, for no reason at all. We had a Well-Baby exam scheduled within a few days of this happening, so we asked the pediatrician about it. Here’s what she explained…..
Some of the best advice my mother ever gave me was to establish a bedtime for my children within just a few weeks of them being born! I know that probably sounds crazy to some people, but it IS possible, it’s so healthy for your child (emotionally and physically) and……. it’s very beneficial to the happiness and emotional stability of you, as parents!
Insomnia….We’ve all experienced this at one time or another (some people more often than others, sadly), your body is exhausted, you’re ready for bed, but you just lay there thinking about stuff, worried about things and put simply, you just can’t turn off your brain for the night! It’s a horrible feeling, to have your brain racing, especially when 3 hours go by and your still tossing and turning and just not able to fall asleep.
Does this sound and look like you or someone you know? Do you feel sleepy and lack energy during the day, and once you go to bed you can’t seem to sleep, or you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t fall BACK asleep? Or you just can’t turn your brain off or you simply can’t relax enough to fall asleep?