Day 15-11:58 pm: Well, it’s late. That’s because my toddler would not go to sleep! Seriously, it was close to 11:30 before she actually was asleep! What?! Maybe it had to do with the fact that she slept in this morning until 9:45. Or she woke up from her nap at 6:00. Regardless, as I lay in bed with her trying to get her to fall asleep, I actually fell asleep while she climbed all over me, and it got me thinking, do you really need “sleep”?
YES! You do need sleep!
It may feel like you are superwoman, from another planet, who doesn’t need to sleep. Or maybe you feel like you just don’t have time to sleep (that’s my excuse). But, let’s be real. You need sleep. And your kids need sleep.
It is so important for you, as a mother, to get sleep. It’s not only beneficial to your health, but it’ll make you a better mama. When I don’t get enough sleep, I am so much more irritable, I can’t focus, and I lack so much energy that is required to chase after a toddler. It’s not fair to me, and it’s not fair to her.
I want to be the mommy that rolls around on the floor with her, or chases her around the house as a “tiger”, or sits and does a puzzle without falling asleep.
And not only that, your body needs sleep to be healthy. If your body doesn’t get enough rest it can contribute to high blood pressure, or a weak immune system. So you’ll be catching every flu out there. No!!
Ok, enough with the lecture.
Mama, I just want you to remember that you are important too. And, you need to take care of yourself so that you can be the best mom, wife, and person you can be. Without sleep, you will not be your best self.
So please, put down the laptop, the phone, and the tablet. And get some rest! Because, you are worth it.
Ok, I’m going to take my own advice and put down the laptop and get some sleep!