A different kind of sleep issue

I need an intervention.

Last night we were heading home from dinner and I was about to fall asleep in the car. Problem was that it was only 9pm.

The night before, I was again in bed by 9pm.

I'm pretty sure that Saturday night was no different and on Friday I made it to 9:45pm.

I finally admitted to David that I think I have a problem. He said he had noticed, but he was giving me a little longer before he said something.

I don't know if I'm making up for all those months of not getting any sleep or what, but now I think I'm getting too much sleep.

I'm usually in bed by 9:30 or 10pm and I usually sleep till 7am. That means I'm regularly sleeping nine plus hours a night. I just can't seem to get up early or stay up late and this is really starting to bother me. I need to be a night owl or a early bird. I can't be neither one.

Physically, I feel fine. No, I'm not pregnant (since when a woman says she tired, that's usually the first thing asked) and when I was with Olivia, I was a different kind of tired. I was just tired ALL THE TIME. I'm not sleepy during the day, nor do I take any naps. Actually, once I get going, I feel great during the day.

Besides the fact that someone my age doesn't usually sleep nine hours a night, it more of an issue that this leaves me with no time without the baby to get anything accomplished. When I wake up, I only have about thirty minutes before she wakes and it takes that whole thirty minutes to start functioning. She usually goes to bed around 8:00-8:30pm, so at night I've got maybe an hour to do anything (which lets be honest usually is spent watching my favorite TLC shows).

Last night I told David that I was going to get up early today and this morning I did get up at 5:30 due to a 20lb. alarm that started crying. I managed to make a pot of coffee and had all good intentions of working out, but I ended up sitting in the sunroom and reading (i.e. not being productive). So, obviously, I'm not a productive morning person. In the past, I've never been much of a morning person. My mom's side of the family is filled with night owls (especially my mom and brother) and I use to be one of those until I married David. David is a morning person. Even on his off days or vacation, he's up early. When I was working, we both had to be up early and we always went to bed at the same time. I think I've now just gotten into this weird habit that I have to always go to bed the same time David does, even though now I don't have to be up at the same time. So, I'm not sure if that's contributing to my problem.

It's only been going on for the last three weeks or so. If I've been having super busy days I could understand, but even though we've been busy, we haven't been that busy. Plus, I should admit that I haven't been eating the best, nor exercising like I should be this past month. I'm sure that has nothing to do with it right (that's sarcasm people)???

Has anyone else had this problem and can offer some advice on how to correct it???


The Popes said…
Oh great. Now I think I have a problem.

I always go to bed around 10 and sleep until 7:30. Everyday, without fail.

SOME nights I make it past 10 but only if Andrew is talking nonstop!
Anonymous said…
I had the same problem, and no kids or stress causing it, it was a vitamin thing. It could also be your hormones. Is your sleep restful though? Set your alarm so you are only sleeping 8 hours, 9 is usually way to much sleep. If you are not getting restful sleep, I say see your doc asap.
Tristan said…
I've been feeling VERY tired lately..and I am a major night owl..like whoa!

I went to the Dr. because it was getting ridiculous! My Iron was low!!! Got me some Iron vitamins and I feel like a new woman!!
Kameron said…
It is actaully normal to get 9 hours of sleep, we just usually don't do it! You might be fighting off someting. I know when I exercise and eat better I feel more energetic, so maybe that would help to get back into your routine.

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