The only worse thing than being a mother who isn’t sleeping is being a mother who lies awake while her baby is snoozing peacefully.
I am a long-time sufferer of insomnia. It always strikes when I’m worried or upset about something: when something heavy’s on my mind I will toss and turn all night. It also hits me when good stuff is happening. I didn’t sleep for two nights after my good news last week.
With our trip coming up in April, I’m already losing sleep over the thought of the upcoming sleepless nights. I get really excited about travel and can’t sleep before or during it. Our last big trip was our honeymoon. A nurse friend hooked me up with some sleeping pills--between the pills and a bottle of champagne every night I did all right. Unfortunately, I’ve lost touch with her, and I doubt there’ll be free champagne at my friend’s where we staying (or will there be, Chris?)
Friends, please let me in on your best sleep solutions, whatever they may be: techniques, narcotics, rituals, herbs, sexual acts, teas, whatever. I'll try (almost) anything!