I’ve googled it, but can’t for the life of me find a solution, so I’m turning to you incredible peeps to find one for me. Because I have a BIG problem!
You know how I wrote my top tips on getting to sleep or back to sleep for busy Mums and Dads?
They work for me all the time apart from one. And that one time makes me a bit freaky in comparison to the rest of the world.
It’s after that ‘sexy time’. I’m not snoozy, cozy, sleepy, dozy, snuggly or any of those lovely things.
No I’m WIDE AWAKE and full of energy and adrenalin.
Whats up with that world?
Everyone else is falling fast to sleep in a happy daze. But oh no, not my body, no it’s totally contrary.
So I just go with it and read, blog or do admin. But if you had a solution I’d love you forever, because I don’t get loads of sleep anyway on a ‘normal’ day.
Remember when I talked about scheduling sex? Well this means that I literally go through my diary in my head and work out if I can afford to have a couple of hours less sleep with what I’m doing the next day. Sex is difficult enough to fit into life with two young kids, without also worrying about it making me even more tired (hence I’m so good at writing tips on how to get more energy – arggh!)
Oh and another freaky thing. There is NO WAY IN HELL I can have sex around a full moon; because I can’t sleep during a full moon anyway, but add sex into the equation and there will be NO sleep ALL NIGHT.
Sorry for the shouting, but OMG! I don’t just have to be the PA to my kids and the hairy northerner, I also have to keep track of the blinking moon!
Does this officially make me a witch? Many people have suspected as much in the past; perhaps I should go and run around the full moon naked instead?
So looking forward to your ideas. I’ll try anything!
So I haven’t totally cracked the problem or found out why it happens, but I’ve certainly met loads of people on twitter who have the same problem.
I have had an improvement by watching the full moon more closely and making sure that I’m even more careful about what I eat and drink in the run up to it (no caffiene after 4pm, reduce sugar and chocolate).
Plus I’ve kind of embraced both problems, so I’ll have a plan for work to do just in case I can’t sleep and aim to get a little bit of sleep at least when I’ve exhausted all the extra mental energy.
Oh and definitely avoiding sex for a couple of days around the full moon (sorry husband!) as the combination is a no-no.