A huge downside to being a single #Autism Parent

I don’t know if anyone has ever really though about this besides me but there’s a huge downside to being a single Autism parent, aside from twice the work and half the pay.

For the last few months, I’ve really been struggling to sleep at night because I can’t shut my brain off or I’m simply too restless.  Depression can play havoc with your ability to sleep and I know that’s part of it. The other factor for me is stress. 

I’m so stressed out as a result of everything I have going on in my life, sleep has very often become an elusive mistress.

To make things even more difficult is the fact that I can’t take anything to help me sleep because I have to be able to wake up and look after my kids, when they wake up in the middle of the night, for whatever reason. 

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This is the reality for many parents out there like me.  The only real solution at this point is to take sleep whenever I can get it. 

I would be very interested in hearing about your sleep.  Do you get enough or do you struggle as I do?