Erin - posted on 07/01/2011 ( 34 moms have responded )
Before I was a mother, I usually got 9hrs a night through the week, and often 12 on the weekends. I ♥ sleep lol. After my daughter was born, I still managed a good 7-8hrs unless she was sick or teething (yes, she was an excellent sleeper). As she has got older though (she is now almost 2.5yo) I have found myself staying up much later in an effort to enjoy some down time. I'm a single mum, so literally the only break I get is when she is asleep. But that has meant I've been surviving on only 5-6hrs sleep a night (she is an early riser).
After a tough weekend last week, I decided that maybe some more sleep would improve my ability to cope with this challenging toddler stage. So I forced myself to go to bed earlier (10-10.30pm instead of midnight) and feel so much better! It seems I need those 7-8hrs to function at my best.
So I'm curious.... how much sleep do you all get, and how much do you personally need to feel good?