Wednesday, March 25, 2009

How Do You Sleep

I found this on my great blogging friend Dawn's blog. Must give credit where credit is due. :) Sleep is a big issue in my life right now, so I could not pass up doing this survey.

1. How long do you sleep each night?
Currently, I average about 6 hours, although not 6 hours straight. It is constantly interrupted due to a super cute little 13 month old who still cannot figure out how to sleep through the night. Ack!

2. Do you fall asleep easily?
I usually do, but only because I'm so freakin' tired all the time. I have been tired for the past 15 months.

3. Do you fall asleep at times not in your bed?
Um, not currently. I sleep in my bed because I'm currently (ahem) co-sleeping with my little guy. My goal for May is to get him sleeping consistently in his crib. (wish me luck on that one).

4. Do you listen to music or use “white noise” to sleep?
I never used to, but this past winter we used a space heater and initially I thought it was really noisy, but I've grown to LOVE the 'white noise' as it drowns out all the other noise, like when O is up getting ready in the morning. I will miss that 'white noise' but I really don't want to buy a 'white noise' machine...seems silly to me.

5. Do you sleep through the night or get up a couple of times?
I'm up usually @ least 3 times during the night these days. If it's a good night, I'm only up 1-2 times. I haven't slept through the night for at least 15-16 months now. Not one single night. Yawn!

6. Do you have trouble sleeping away from your own bed?
I think these days I could sleep just about anywhere.

7. Do you need an alarm clock to get you up?
Unfortunately not. I usually wake up before I need to or O wakes me up before he leaves in the morning.

8. Do you ever take medication to help you sleep?
I don't currently, but I have taken Tylenol PM in the past.

9. Do you/have you slept with pets?
Occassionally, Milo & Hula will sleep @ the foot of the bed, but typically they are locked out of the bedroom because they sometimes decide to start 'meowing' in the middle of the night, which wakes up the little guy and that makes mommy very mad.


~**Dawn**~ said...

Why do I suspect that one day he will be a teenager & driving you crazy by making up for all the lack of sleep now? ;-)

I wonder... maybe there are some "white noise" CDs or iTunes tracks you could download & play all night?

Kristi said...

Cool, I am going to use this one too :)

remember moments said...

Dawn - I sure hope he's not a terror in his teen years. Yikes I don't even want to think about that yet.

I'm going to look on iTunes tonight for some 'white noise' stuff....never thought of that. Thanks!!

Krystyn said...

Sounds like my sleep, too! The 5 month old is keeping me up!

6 hours of uninterrupted sleep sounds like bliss!

henzy said...

ongrats on being a blog of note.

Anonymous said...

unlike you, i do need alarm clock to wake me up.

Gaston Studio said...

Hi there, wanted to congratulate you on being a Blog of Note and let you know I've added you to my blog list.

I, too , have sleep problems and find that cookies and milk around midnight work really well ;-)

Lara said...

i always wake up on my own,'s weird, i think. i'd rather sleep in without waking up and then deciding to..or not...if that makes sense lol!!!

love your blog! :)

Emmy said...

Hopefully it gets better for you. I did everything by the book it felt like and my son didn't sleep good through the night until he was over two... so good luck. Maybe someday you can get sleep again!

Mishu said...

Dawn, i hope your boy will understand the sacrifice (sleeping) that you made for him.

handbag design fossa said...

I wonder... maybe there are some "white noise" CDs or iTunes tracks you could download & play all night?