I’m having a really hard time sleeping lately. Even with the boys doing better at night, I still can’t seem to shut my brain off.
It’s frustrating because I want so badly to go to sleep but I’m so used to not sleeping at night, that it’s like I need to retrain my body or reset my circadian rhythm.
I’ve heard from other Autism parents who experience the same type of thing themselves. The can’t wait for their kids to fall asleep so they can go to sleep, but when the opportunity presents itself, sleep remains elusive.
It appears to be a relatively common thread amongst Autism parents.