Last week I started really thinking about the last time I slept an entire night without waking up. I remember I did once this last winter and it was amazing! But pretty much it's been 3 years of waking up a couple times during the night. I know I'm a mom and that's our job but can I get an amen to being tired?!
We live in a small house with two small bedrooms. The boys share one which is why I haven't gotten much sleep lately. Triston is a sleep talker and a sleep walker. Triston will either sleep walk into our room and go sleep in the bed of blankets I put out every night or crawl into bed with me. The other thing that happens is Triston will sleep talk causing skylar to wake and cry which wakes Triston up and that leads to him crying as well haha. I don't mind him coming in and sleeping on our floor or snuggling me, I know I'll miss this in a few years. The thing I can't stand (sorry sweetie I love you) is that Triston will push, elbow and kick me over until he has half the bed or tells me to lay on the ground. We have a queen size bed which is big but with two guys taking up each half of the bed leaves me on my side trying not to move. I try to move him back to his bed once he's asleep or on to the floor bed but sometimes I'm just so tired I fall asleep in the most uncomfortable positions.
So what do I do? I heard kids who sleep talk and sleep walk are stressed but Triston is a happy kid. Jon and I don't argue in front of him, he is smothered with kisses all day long from us and other family members. I have been giving him Calm magnesium at night and hoping it helps with the restless sleep he has. Baths before bed, books, and back rubs. I also bought him a night light and he's pretty stoked about it!
Do any of you have tips that you did for your kids? For sleep walkers and talkers?
I'd love to one day say I slept through the night sooner then later.