Thursday, May 13, 2010

Action Dreams

I am so tired.

My doctor, who is also my son’s doctor, recently said in order to get proper sleep, I was going to have to wean my son through the night.

My little guy now goes to sleep at about 7:30 p.m. and sleeps until around 5:30 a.m.

So I should be getting around nine hours of sleep myself.

But then I remembered – I have never had uninterrupted sleep.

I get up every couple of hours to pee even if I don’t after dinner. And then there are my action dreams.

Now that I am likely getting into a deep sleep, my action dreams, or sleepwalking, have return with a vengeance and I find myself wandering around the bedroom or down the hall.

I jump out of the bed in terror because in my dreams my son is choking or I have somehow lost him.

I wake up reaching for things, pushing away things or hiding from things. I have the same dream each night, waking up in the midst of saving my husband (or just shaking him awake) or scaling the wall because I have seen something.

I am so tired, not because my son is up every two hours to nurse, but because I am up non-stop, even when I am sleeping


Kristin @ Ellie-Town said...

Oh no! I hope you get some sleep soon. My 8 month old just started sleeping through the night a few weeks ago and I am thrilled! Being sleep deprived is the worst.

Thanks for stopping by Ellie-Town. :)

Mundanemomma said...

You should really talk to the Dr about that, it could be a symptom of a deeper issue. Restless sleep is often caused by being over tired. Perhaps you need something to help you get a few nights of proper sleep so that your overtired body can catch up a bit.

BLOGitse said...

Oh boy - I bet you're more tired than me!
I agree with Mundanemomma.
Why not have a weekend alone and sleep, sleep, sleep...Your husband could give your a mini holiday.

Good luck...


ps. thanks for your comment on my blog...

Alexx said...

Your husband could give your a mini holiday.

ahahaha JOKES.

CoconutPalmDesigns said...

Wow I'm really sorry to hear these dreams have gotten worse. It likely is that you are so overtired though. I know you probably can't believe it but even I am going to suggest talking to a doctor. :-)

Cheers :-)
- CoconutPalmDesigns

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Ugh...and sleep it soooo important. I am not a nice girl when I don't get enough sleep. Though I haven't gotten as much as I'd like since my first was born over 5 years ago so what does that say about me????

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma What's for Dinner