Tuesday, April 6, 2010

No sleep? Here are some suggestions

Its Tuesday but yet I feel like its monday, I am very tired today, long night last night. I know there are many of you out there that have the same problem. This is the greatness of having kids. My son lost his tooth yesterday while munching on a few pieces of his Easter Candy. So you can just imagine how excited he was last night when it came bedtime. Speaking of bedtime this blog is going to be a helpful hint for those of you that have children afraid to go to sleep.

My son from the time he turned 5 would wake up about 5 times a night with nightmares, night terrors, you name it he had it. I was a walking zombie, it got to the point that I was starting to get mad at him, but trying very hard not to show it. I finally decided to talk to him and find out what was going on. Funny thing is he didn't remember getting up 90% of the time. This as you can imagine frustrated me even more.

Here was our solution:
He was afraid of monsters, so we developed a monster spray. He would spray it around the room at night before bed, then when he woke up in the middle of the night scared he would grab the monster spray and shoot it at anything he thought was a monster.
We also had him "protected" by his big superman and dragon pillows
The last thing we did was leave a nite lite on for him. Over the course of a few weeks he actually started sleeping through the night.

Also here is a great idea for those busy sleepless parents:

If you are a coffee drinker,(I am a huge coffee drinker, but they say tea is a better boost for the really tire parent) grab yourself a big cup of coffee and some fresh fruit for breakfast, this will help wake you up

If your not a coffee drinker, grab some tea, or a smoothie, both of those will help jumpstart your day too.

Now when that lag time starts in the middle of the day, grab some raw nuts or veggies these will give you another natural jump to the day.

Hopefully some of these things will help you with those nights full of no sleep intermixed with battling monsters and ghosts.

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