Wake Up!: 10 Things That Cause Moms To Lose Sleep
I love being a mom and I can honestly say there are very few things I miss about life before motherhood. I had my fair share of good times and I didn’t have my son until I was 31, so I feel good about how things turned out. But there is one thing I do miss every single day: my sleep. I love sleep. I got plenty of it before my kids came along and living without it has been hard.
But I have realized that although blaming the kids for my lack of sleep is the easy thing to do, they aren’t always the ones to blame. Often times, my own decisions are contributing to my lack of sleep. Sure, the kids play their role, but I can’t let them take the fall for this (well, at least not all of it).
And no matter how much we think we can function on our measly four to five hours of sleep, the truth remains that most doctors will tell you your body needs at least seven hours of sleep every night. That means that five hours may keep us functioning, but we certainly are not functioning at an optimal level. We are just getting by, and we know what they can do to our families and us in the long run. Your kids really don’t want a mom who is just getting by, and I know you want more than that for them (and yourself), too.
Here are 10 things that are causing moms to lose sleep. If you see something that strikes a cord, maybe it’s time for a change.