When women juggle their families, jobs, social obligations and personal interest, something’s got to give. It’s usually some much needed sleep. I may not have much sleep on weekdays and such look forward to the weekend to play catch up. Can this make up to the lost hours of sleep?
Absolutely not! Says Dr. Mehmet Oz, Oprah Winfrey’s favorite go-to doctor on health issues. His definition of chronic sleep deprivation is getting less than 6 hours of sleep a night.
When I first had my son, it seemed almost impossible to get an uninterrupted sleep. I knew I had to be better organized and that I had to find a solution to juggle chores and family. I try to find times to rest and take naps during the day. When I took better care of myself, I could take better care of my child. It made me a better mother. I still don’t get the necessary eight hours every single nights, but I am sleeping a lot more these days.
I certainly does not want to return to the early days of motherhood when I went for several days without sleep. Not sleeping well for several days made me feel barely alive. I couldn’t concentrate and I could only do routine work, which requires little or no thinking. I often get emotional breakdowns at that point and felt incredibly helpless.
I fantasises about a solution to my problem : A move to France. Apparently in France the government pays nannies to make house calls to new mothers. Nanny services include cleaning and cooking. Now that’s your tax dollars doing fruitful work! Masalahnye, we x mampu to move to France! Aiyooooo…