Thursday, September 20, 2012

Don't sleep much

How many hours do you sleep at night?

I try to go to bed around 10.30pm after making sure both kids are fed and tugged in bed. I wake up around 6.30am or earlier when there is sunlight shining into the room.  During the night, I would wake up once or twice for toilet break.  Even that my youngest now is 3 years old and does not wake up for the night feeding, I would still wake up to check on the kids (making sure their blankets are covering them) and go to the toilet. 

Actually it has been a habit since I was young.  I have the habit of waking up at night for the toilet.  I remember when I was younger and we stayed in Kenyalang terrace house where there is only one toilet on the ground floor.  And the toilet and bathroom are seperate rooms.  And scary thing is that the toilet and bathroom are outside the house where you need to go downstair and open a door that leading to the toilet.  I was not a timid person even when I was younger, but the thought of going to toilet in middle of the night does not sound favourable to me.  I would try not to think of the dark shadow, etc (if you get what I mean) and just go straight and do my business.  And the habit continues till now.  But less fearful of course.  No longer thinking of something striking at you or scare you when you walk to the bathroom and back.  Lol! 

As I am a mother now, I  would make sure my kids have sufficient sleep and it means at least 8 to 10 hours.  No less and no more unless something come up! 

As for me, as I grow older I tend to have more restless nights.  Sleep does not come easily to me unless I am mentally tired.  I would not immediately doze off and many things pop up in my mind.  Some more with the new house, I have more thoughts to sort out.  Lol! 

So far I do not feel tired during the day.  Now I seldom take afternoon nap because short of manpower in the shop and I did not have the privilege of taking afternoon nap. 

Hmm, I don't sleep much. I am not complaining but I am wondering whether I can stay like this all the times? 


Hayley said...

Oh speaking about sleep, haih, last time I used to sleep bout 7 hours a night. Now, I think maximum also 5 hours only =_=

Cynful Pleasure said...

I love sleeping.. and if I don't get enough, I get cranky (my mum says I am like baby) :p But of course, as mothers, we can't expect to have the beauty 8 hours sleep la.. so, cat nap when I can..

Coffee Girl said...

i only get to enjoy the luxury of naps on weekends, other than that im at work. :p

Yan said...

I sleep around 11pm, and wake up 6am. I sleep less than you. I am always longing for an afternoon nap on weekends only.

Willie a.k.a Reptoz said...

Speaking of sleep...since becoming a teacher, I sleep less now. Too much school work have to be done at home.