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Thursday, December 4, 2008



By sleeping through the night I mean - undisturbed. I envy my husband when it comes to sleeping. He doesn't have problems falling asleep and sleeping through the night. There are times I wake him up due to some favors middle of the night like getting a warm water for my son to drink, the moment it's done, in a split second, he's snoring again! I however can't remember when I slept through soundly :-( 50% of the time I wake up because of my son crawling to our bed but the other 50% is because I had to pee, drink water or had a dream. Problem is, when I wake up, it'll take me 30 minutes at least to sleep again because my mind gets active. In fact, time now is 2:28am (but will schedule this for posting at a later time). I fell asleep at 9:00pm 'cos I wasn't feeling well, then BOOM! I woke up at 12:30am - peed, ate (got really hungry, u know, pregnant!), gave my son his medicine and now, writing this post! Tried going back to sleep but can't...

They say that as you grow older, your body requires less time for sleeping...But I refuse to admit that, I don't think I'm old... Am I? hihi :o) They also said drinking milk before bedtime helps, did that...But fresh milk increases the production of phlegm and it sure woke me up more!

How about you? Do you sleep through the night?
A. Yes I do (teach me how!)
B. No I don't (we're on the same boat!)
C. Others (pls. specify)


A. Yes I do (teach me how!)
B. No I don't (we're on the same boat!)
C. Others (pls. specify)


Lee said...

No, usually I wake for a bit around three. The trick is not to let my brain start churning over things because then it is really hard to switch off again.

Mari said...

Well you sure aren't getting old. I work in a nursing home and it's true that older people sleep less during the night, but I think it's because they nap a lot during the day!
I often sleep all night, but sometimes wake up for a bathroom run. I usually fall back asleep without a problem though.

Brenda Susan said...

No, I seldom sleep without getting up at least once for bathroom. I wear earplugs due to hubbys gigantic snoring in my ear!

Posh Post Reviews said...

i can't sleep straight. i have to pee always. maybe around 4-5 times. then i would take a drink of water. :-)

Marriage Markers said...

hubby also sleeps easily. he sometimes talks me and little do i know he is already asleep. lol

i don't hug him when we sleep because it takes me too long to sleep and i don't want to wake him up. then after a few hours, i would have to wake up and pee. hehe

Flowersbythewayside said...

nope! i don't sleep straight. always have to get up during the night. can't hold my bladder either. pregnant, too. hehe

Henry the Dog said...

No, never. I always get up at least once and have a drink. My mum never sleeps through either. I hear her popping to the loo at least once. Mum says she can't remember ever sleeping all the way through. Her brain is much too active. Also, as mum gets older, she's needing MORE sleep, not less.

~hon~ said...

Oh this is such a cool blog! Love it! Thank you for inviting me. I like that "Praise Until Something Happens" so I'll keep that in mind. You're a sweet soul and yes there are wedding bells ringing :-)

Claudia's thoughts said...

No, I rarely sleep through the night. I guess it has been this way for the past 10 years. When I do wake up I am WIDE AWAKE. If I do sleep I wake up at about 5 AM. My idea of a fantasy vacation would be a week of sleeping in till 9 AM. I also rearely takes naps during the day.

Shannon Jacobyansky said...

Recently, I have not been sleeping through the night so well. I have had a bad cold. Usually, I never sleep continuously through the night. I often awake several times. Elongated wake-ups often lead me to the couch downstairs to pray. I ask the Lord why he has woken me and if I need to pray for someone. Sometimes the just end up being the most wonderful conversations with my be Friend!

Jenners said...

Once you have a kid, I'm convinced you never sleep through the night again. I used to be an excellent sleeper until I constantly had to wake up to attend to the LIttle One at various points. And now that I'm blogging, if I find myself woken up, I start thinking of things to write and that keeps me up.

Anonymous said...

I think I'm somewhere in between. It depends on what is going on in my life, actually. Sometimes I have wicked insomnia which drives me crazy. But, also leads to sleeping through the night. Generally, though . . . I may wake up once but will go back to sleep. I'm with you, though, I don't require less sleep. In fact, the less sleep I get, the grumpier I am!

Cari, Abe, and Paige said...

I haven't slept more than 6 hours in I don't know how long. Probably before I was pregnant!! JEEZ! That's been 15 months ago!! LOL I tend to stress over every little thing. That stress doesn't allow me to sleep at night and when I wake up in the middle of the night (which is rare), I can't go back to sleep. I have a 6 month old that sleeps better than I do.

shabby girl said...

I used to be able to sleep anywhere, anytime and all the way through the night.

I don't believe that as you grow older you require less sleep. I think we just "can't" sleep. I wouldn't be tired if I didn't require the sleep.

I read somewhere that as we get older our hormone levels drop and hormones actually help us sleep.

Being pregnant you have hormones enough to share with the rest of us. Would you mind?

Yeah, the trick is to not let a thought get started. Try the Zen practice of just concentrating on your breath and not allowing thoughts. Sometimes it actually works! :)
I'm going to try exercise too.

a corgi said...

how exciting with your baby; I wasn't sure how far along you were; so neat you are about 1/2 way but not quite yet (but soon)

I have trouble sleeping; I'm lucky if I get about 5-6 hours a night; I'm like you, I wake up and sometimes can't get back to sleep; I try to pray during that time but my mind always seems to wander

I do think its true the older you get the less sleep you need; I know my mom commented about that as she aged

enjoy your day


Debbie said...

Sleeping thru the night.... most of the time, but every once in a while I'll wake up, and then all those silly little problems that there is nothing you can do about, begin to creep into my brain. I use to toss and turn, but now I get up. I'll go downstairs and turn on the TV...or the computer. I'll fall asleep sitting in front of the TV. Nice Blog!

swmpgrly said...

Nope Im with you , All kinds of things go through this head of mine and its all useless
My hubby also can fall asleep on a dime as I sometime lay there for an hour watching him.

Mary said...

I do not think that I've slept through the night since my first son was born. But lately, I've not slept well because of me - didn't have anything to do with the boys at all. It is very frustrating for me because I seem to be tired all the time.

Aizan Suhaira said...

I sleep through the night. Yes, I know I'm a blessed soul.


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