They say it is important that adults (ages ranging from mid twenties to seventy) get an average of 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night.
What does this mean for mothers who reach nowhere near the recommended total? It means we are ticking time bombs. The possibility of explosion is almost guaranteed daily. You would think that after years of sleep deprivation one would get used to the routine. No. If anything, it gets worse. If you’re missing out on say.. just 2 of the minimum required hours to be healthy, you’re only getting about 35 hours of sleep each week. Lets really think about this…
Your oldest is 10…That would mean that you have missed out on approximately 7,280 hours of sleep since having your first child. And that’s averaging low!
Take a stinkin’ nap Mommies! I know, I know, it’s almost an impossible task. But, if you don’t have to ability to clock out after the kids go to bed and head straight to the sack yourself, something has got to give.
All the help you are offered throughout motherhood… take some of it! Whether it’s your hubby, your mother, sisters, brothers, in-laws, cousins, grandparents, what have you, SOMEONE has told you to go lay down for a few. Stop refusing the help, close your eyes, and sweet dreams. Doing this will only benefit your kids. They need you in top notch Mommy mode at all times and dragging your feet like the walking dead doesn’t quite cut it.
It boils down to remembering that you are not a zombie. In fact, you are a living, breathing person that has little ones to care for. We are amazing but we are not super human and running on empty catches up.
So instead, catch up on some ZZZ’s any chance you can and be thankful so many loved ones have got your back!