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.
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?