I am finally starting to get enough sleep lately - but I still feel incredibly tired throughout the day (and the bags under my eeyes definitely tell the story that I am tired). How long does it take to feel well rested again?
extra info: I have been sleeping poorly since my 6th month of pregnancy which was April 2009. By sleeping poorly I mean up every 2 hours (approx) all night. And now by sleeping well I mean I go to sleep ~9pm-9:30, get up at 11pm with toddler, back to sleep 15 min later, then back to sleep til 5:30-6am. T
asked byThumper (12379)
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on April 21, 2011
at 06:30 PM
Since having kids I have found that I require closer to nine hours of sleep for great function. It's also possible that the bags and fatigue are being caused by stress, or your sleep quality isn't high enough. Are you able to sleep in later? If not, perhaps go to bed a little earlier. 5 minutes at a time would make that easier. Another idea is to try and take a short (or long) afternoon nap. Do you stay home with your toddler? Take a nap together. Or snooze for 15 minutes on your lunch break. Napping really helps, especially when you can't really alter your night schedule. Again, try a nap.
on April 21, 2011
at 07:07 PM
When I was regularly playing video games and MMO's I wasn't getting enough sleep. I found that power napping during my lunch break at work did WONDERS for my cognitive abilities later in the day, whereas beforehand I would basically be in a funk any time after 2pm. Didn't help that I was only getting about 5-6 hours of sleep though.
I didn't really sleep, but just closed my eyes for about 20-30 minutes and layed on my office floor. Was pretty awesome.