Since my child has been born I have developed insomnia, but he goes through really exhausting sleep regressions.
He isn’t a naturally great sleeper either.
It isn’t untypical for him to wake me up every hour in the middle of the night. Sometimes he wakes up plus screams for 1.5 hours straight! Other times he will go a four hour stretch plus not make a peep. The unparticularty is bad for me. I get so stressed when it is time for bed. I know I need to fall asleep suddenly in order to feel rested the next afternoon. I just get too worried plus end up staying awake all night long. Then I am taking care of a baby plus feeding him in the downtime! A neighbor of mine has strongly proposed relying on cannabis at night. Apparently a little THC can go a long way with helping you sleep. At first I thought I would need to smoke a joint in order to feel the effects. I now have learned that I can simply take a tincture, which is an oil that goes under my tongue. I can put a few drops in my mouth before bed plus fall right asleep. It is supposed to calm me to sleep plus keep me asleep. I am a bit worried to try it. What if I don’t wake up when my child cries? What if it doesn’t work? That would be super devastating. I feel I will need to tag in my husband on the night I try the tincture. I am hopeful the oil just helps me fall asleep quicker plus doesn’t affect my thinking too much.