I have been experiencing some raging insomnia this past week - I'm chalking it up to work-related anxiety (more on that soon). It's a small form of torture to lay awake until past 2am, wasting all that golden sleepytime from your 12-hour-overnight daughter!
In desperation, I went out on a limb and did something totally out of character - I downloaded a guided meditation ap. Always something I had deemed too hippy-dippy, and scoffed at the idea of. I have to put my hand up and admit I was wrong, as it has really helped! (Hmm having flashbacks to the time this sceptical Suzie tried acupuncture).
I am also back on the no-caffeine-after-4pm bandwagon, and limiting myself to two coffees per day. No screen time before bed, a herbal tea and a good book all seem to be helping.
Even if I weren't somewhat terrified by the idea of conventional sleeping tablets, there's no way I could take anything remotely soporific when I'm the only one home at night with E!
So far, it's on the improve. Fingers crossed I'm back to "deeeep sleeeep, riiiight through the niiiight" very soon.
I'm sure I'm not alone in suffering sporadic bouts of insomnia - any words of wisdom or helpful tips to try?