I can’t keep going without sleep

I’ve been having the worst time sleeping lately. This past week I haven’t had more than 3 hours of sleep a night, if I’m lucky. I’m grateful for even getting that much but it’s not enough.

Even melatonin isn’t helping and that’s about as hardcore as I can personally get because I need to be able to hear, respond to and assist my kids in the middle of the night.

Stress is a major factor here and while I can’t necessarily do a whole lot about that, there are things I can do.

I’m aware that I haven’t been drinking much water or at least not drinking enough water. That can have a profound impact on sleep quality. Depression is also playing a role in this as well.

One of the things I’m doing to combat that is working out. Unfortunately, that’s more difficult in a pandemic. Inside the next month or so, I will be receiving a BowFlex Max Trainer. I ordered it lastonth and it’s delivery date is about 60 days from the order date.

I chose this because it’s almost zero impact, the kids can use it and it’s safer than a treadmill, should Gavin blackout while exercising.

I’m so excited because I desperately need the outlet and this will help with my weight loss journey as well as helping with my depression management.

I’ve still got about a month to wait but I want to use that time to start building better habits so that when it arrives, I’m in a better place to take it on.

Anyway, that doesn’t help me with sleep now. I need to figure something out because zinxant keep going on like this.

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Linda Phillips

I have a 13 year old grandson who is high functioning autistic and am his caregiver when his mama (also a single parent) works. She hasn’t been working since March but has been with him 24/7. I have recently given her breaks so she can have time by herself so I can understand some of what you are going through. I can remember a time when he was younger when he didn’t sleep for 3 days. My daughter called me in hysterics because she needed to sleep and be able to go to work. I can’t imagine being the single parent of 3 Autistic children but like you say they are amazing.

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