Belinda - posted on 12/21/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )
I'm talking serious sleep deprivation. My two children (2 years and 4 months) are both struggling with sleep. (Not so much my 2 year old, she is quite good now but we have had trouble getting here). Some nights, and days are devoid of any decent sleep. I feel like I have been in some sort of sleep deprivation for over 2 years with some periods far worse than others. I haven't slept longer than 3 hours in a stretch for 2 years and recently if i get 2 hours straight it's a miracle.
Please note, this is not a whinge. I am vey happy with my decision to use gentle and supportive sleep techniques as opposed to other techniques in order to teach my children to sleep. I am aware that my choice is most likely (can't be sure) aiding in the longevity of my sleep deprivation but I know this is the best way for me and my kids.
So tell me your sleep deprivation woes and we can console in the knowledge we aren't the only ones out there in a constant haze of lack of sleep!