Thursday, September 16, 2010

Sleep...it does a body good!

I have come to the computer many times this past month to blog but I have walked away with nothing to publish. The start of school is always a tough time but something else just did not seem right. After a long look at things I realized that I have been exhausted!

Most of you know that AnnaKate started using a CPAP about a year ago. She was the model patient! She took to the CPAP with no issues and it became part of our normal life. This summer AnnaKate figured out how to take the mask off during the night. No big deal...I would just go in and put it back on her. This easy routine turned into a nasty bad habit which has created many sleepless nights in our house. We realized this week that we had been dealing with this for close to 3 months and we were not making any progress. I broke down and called the sleep specialist to enlist his help. AnnaKate had conditioned her body to wake during the night and she was not getting a full night's rest. So to break this conditioning she will take a sleeping aid for a month.

I know that this too shall pass, but goodness am I tired! Wonder if he wouldn't mind giving me a sleeping aid...

4 comments:

Cindy said...

I'm glad you're back! I missed you! I don't do FB enough to keep up.

That's great you've got a plan to get yourself and AK back to sleep. One time 10 years ago when I was super stressed, I purchased an OTC sleep aid that had 2 pills for a full dose, and I just took 1 pill and it was enough to keep me asleep during the night until the stress ended.

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Girl take a Benny....He will love you through this, he always does.

Girlfrog said...

Missing sleep is nothing to take lightly (you know how I love my sleep!). You know how when you have a newborn you're ok until they start sleeping through the night and then if they start getting up again you just want to scream because you just can't get up again? Your going through this... just delayed by a couple of years!

I've missed you!

Angelica mom to JesusRTS said...

Jesus before he started with the cpap would always wake up around the same time to rerock himslef to sleep and now that he has his mask he still wakes up around that time and takes his mask off. so i know what your going threw and you need to get some sleep, hope you get it:)