Ahhhhh… sleep. i heart you.
I have taken you for granted (and I miss you).
As a teenager, sleep and I were tight. I’d sleep 10, 12, sometimes 14 hours a night. If my parents would have let me, I probably would have slept all day on the weekends.
As a young married college student I’d sleep 10 hours tops (who needs sleep when there’s other important things to do, right? *wink*).
Our next stop on our journey was parenthood. I still remember the day before the big planned c-section. My husband and I lounged in bed, watched tv, snoozed and cuddled all day long. Our love affair with sleep was about to be put on hold.
Don’t get me wrong… I do love sleep. But now our open, enticing and long lasting romantic love affair with sleep has turned into a grab it when you can occasion. I’m lucky to sleep 6-7 hours a night now, but most nights that is still not uninterrupted.
I swear my youngest two (ages 4 and 2) talk before bed. They seem to take turns calling for me in the middle of the night. If one sleeps well, the other seems to need me multiple times.
Somehow the hours in the day have dwindled. There never seems to be enough time to get everything done. “I really should get to bed earlier.” is uttered almost nightly. When, on the rare occasion, I get a chance to sleep in… well, my mattress lets me down. I feel every turn and entrance/exit my husband makes.
I sometimes daydream about curling up under a big fluffy down comforter and snoozing for several hours… in the middle of the day *gasp*! Somehow children, our 10 year old lumpy, sagging mattress and life have come between us, my dear sleep.
I do need you. Without you… my thoughts are muddy, my patience is thin, my judgment and ability to remember things wanes. Somehow when we meet my stress levels decline, my health improves and amazingly I lose weight more easily!
Oh sleep, how do I love thee… let me dream the ways…
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This post was written in conjunction with Serta’s i heart sleep promotion. I was not compensated for this post and all opinions are 100% mine.