Since my child has been born I have developed insomnia, then he goes through entirely excruciating sleep regressions.
He isn’t a naturally fantastic sleeper either. It isn’t unregular for him to wake me up every hour in the middle of the evening. Occasionally he wakes up and screams for 1.5 hours straight. Other times he will go a four hour stretch and not make a peep. The uncertainty is poor for me. I get so stressed when it is time for bed. I know I need to fall asleep hastily in order to feel rested the next afternoon. I just get too uneasy and end up staying awake all evening long. Then I am taking care of a baby and feeding him in the downtime! A friend of mine has strongly proposed relying on cannabis at evening. 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 and fall right asleep. It is supposed to calm me to sleep and keep me asleep. I am a bit uneasy 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 think I will need to tag in my hubby on the evening I try the tincture. I am hopeful the oil just helps me fall asleep quicker and doesn’t affect my thinking too much.