As part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias® I was able to use the new Answers at Walgreens program to find sleep solutions. All words and opinions are mine.
I’ve always been a night owl, but it’s never kept me from sleeping before. I’m not one of those people that can fall asleep while draped over the arm of a chair, and I can’t sleep in a moving vehicle, but when I laid my head down on a pillow, I could sleep. It served me well when I was in college, when sleep was the last thing on my to-do list. Between classes, being an RA, studying and a social life, who had time for sleep? So I was thankful that when I did finally have a chance to close my eyes, I didn’t lie there looking at the ceiling for hours, and I didn’t wake til the alarm sounded.
Over the years, though, there has been a shift in my ability to get quality sleep. Work stress would make me toss and turn, and then I was rarely able to sleep for more than an hour at a time while pregnant. While I hoped it would resolve itself as Bubbles got older and we had a better nighttime routine, that hasn’t really been the case. I still keep with the tradition of being able to fall asleep fairly easily, it’s the staying asleep that continues to be a problem. I wake up to check if Bubbles has kicked her blankets off (again), from dreams, and because the neighbor kids seem to think that 3 a.m. is the perfect time to blare music from their car speakers. By then the sun comes up and I can’t even think about falling back to sleep (another new development in the past few years).