Monday, November 14, 2011

Functioning on little sleep

I am one of those people who cannot function without a proper night's sleep. I need atleast 8 hours but my body is happiest when I sleep 9-10 hours a night. This is mostly because my iron and B12 are usually super low.

While at work, it is hard to get this much sleep. I am lucky if I get 7-8 hours and it makes me cranky. Of course I cannot get cranky with our residents so it is usually just my insides that are cranky.

Last night was a terrible night for someone who wants to sleep. We had two security alarms go off at the retirement community. This happens when a door or window is opened after we set the alarm at 9pm. It happens often. Too often.

The residents simply forget about the alarm. When you are 80-100 years old, things like this slip your mind. Actually, when you are any age things like this slip your mind. My husband has forgotten twice already and has set off the alarm just after 9.

Last night we had an alarm at 11:30 and another at 3:30. Both were false alarms thankfully and no one was trying to break in.

But my sleep pattern went something like this: Sleep for 1.5 hours, wake up and check the doors. Sleep for 3 hours, wake up and check the door (the second time I woke up I said "seriously?!?" out loud without even realizing it). Sleep for 1.5 hours, wake up for the morning. That is a total of 6 hours but because it was broken sleep it feels like much less.

I am a bit foggy and I am sure it will be hard to make it throughout the day without a bit of caffine.

The first thing I did today was print out signs for the outside doors that have a little stop sign. In a super large font are the words "Stop, this door is alarmed after 9pm." I am hoping it works so I can get a good night's sleep tonight.

For all of you parents, I cannot even imagine waking up with a baby night after night. I think I would be the crankiest person alive if I had to do this every night. You truly deserve a huge reward. Maybe something like: If your baby makes it to the age of 2, you get $100,000. That probably wouldn't be enough but you get the idea.

My brain is too tired to think about it anymore.

1 comment:

  1. Hahaha, lucky for me my baby has slept through the night since he was 11 weeks old and I am one that loves to sleep! 8 hours still isn't enough though lol, it usually results in a nanna nap ;)
    I have given you an award, if you want you can check it out under my post 'Sharing the Love'...!!
    Get some caffeine into you ;)


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