Saturday, July 12, 2008

Poll: Do you get enough sleep?

So after being awakened three times last night by toddlers and young children (one of which was my own), I am curious about whether anyone else in this world gets any sleep.

You can choose as many options as apply to you. If I've left something glaring off the poll, please comment here to share your wisdom and/or misery with me!


  1. Trouble sleeping? Are you kidding me. This is the one subject that I could go on forever about. It is impossible to sleep! I stay up all night worrying. Once I do get to sleep that is no guarantee that I will stay asleep I often wake up several times during the night as well, worrying, obsessing, feeling guilty, feeling guilty for feeling guilty. I worry that I am a crappy mom, housewife, dance teacher, friend, daughter, sister, person etc. I worry I am too strict with my kids or not strict enough, I am not sure. I worry I will not be able to have more children and then worry what the heck I would do if I got pregnant. I know I should blog more, clean more, read scriptures more, pray longer, work harder on dance, take a dance class to be a better teacher, call more friends, grow all my own food, use coupons, raise and kill my own chickens, bake more, spend more quality time with my children, scrapbook, do my family indexing that I haven't even attemped for over a year now. I should buy everything at yard sales and refinish it to look like an amazing antique. I feel guilty for doing anything for myself and yet I feel I have nothing left to give anyone else. I worry what everyone thinks of me and then remember, honestly no one is thinking of me anyway, why should I care. I worry I will end up moving this summer and have all of my dance student (and parents) hating me or that I will end up staying and be throwing $800 a month away in gas, and not be prepared for the dance semester. And this is not even the tip of the iceberg. I could go on all night...and I do. Sleep is a joke. I know, I have issues but no idea how to fix them. Stay up all night trying and still feel worse because it is never any better. Reading is helping with that. It is my only escape from myself. Now if I could only figure out how to get the lamp off for my husband when I fall asleep reading. Sorry if this was a bit of an overshare. It's a bit of a touchy subject for me.

  2. A bit? Yikes, girl. You hide it well.

    Remind me next time we talk - I have another book for you to read. :)

  3. I get 8 hours of sleep or more a night. And I mean sleep, sleep not just from when I get into bed to out of bed, but actual sleeptime. There are times in my life where this is not the case, like late pregnancy and the newborn phase or when a kid is sick (like tonight.) Sometimes my summer SAD kicks in and makes it harder to get that amount of sleep in the summertime, but when I'm doing the things that help to mitigate those SAD symptoms, I can usually get close to 8 hours still.

    This is good for all involved, because I'm not cheery without sleep.

    Amidey, that sounds like a major quality of life issue. I hope you can find some help for it.

  4. Hmmm as you know I have a problem named I have too many other pointless things to do late at night like reading and texting and sitting there staring at the ceiling. During school I'm lucky to get 7. During summer I usually get 8 or 9 depending on the day, and yet it is still not enough ha ha

  5. i just figure i will sleep when i am dead. thanks to you and your children...i was able to get to uninterupted nights of sleep...hooray! first night back and was woken up twice by brooklyn (not feeling well). i feel always tired and like i will never catch up?! o well.

    btw...amidey...we love you and want the best for you and your family.

  6. sometimes it seems like I don't get enough sleep but generally I do. but I'm just a teenager with no kids to wake me up. Sometimes i can't go to sleep when I get in bed, but that's about it.