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The Early Bird Gets Eaten
9/26/2012 5:22:30 AM by: pam

Anna doesn't need to sleep a lot. But I do. However, I can't because Anna can't be up and about by herself. She typically goes to bed at 930pm and is up between 4-430am. This has been going on for a year. Before her night time seizures were under control, we'd be up 15-20 times a night. That was 2 1/2 years ago. I was just getting used to sleep through the night when the early rising started at the time change last fall.

This is killing me. Seriously. In an article by Jaime Boero, PhD, MD from the Marshfield Clinic, “The less you sleep, the sooner you die,” Dr. Boero said. See the whole article here: http://www.marshfieldclinic.org/patients/?page=cattails_2008_mayjun_sleep

Why would God want me to have a slow, torturous death like this? Does He really want Anna to live without me? What would Daryl do by himself? Seriously, I worry about this. I start every morning weeping in exhaustion while Anna babbles and plays. I try to grab a nap when I can, but most of the time, it's impossible. Life is so busy and I have responsibilities. Someone once told me sleep begets sleep. This is not true for Anna. I simply can't convince her it's not morning at 4am.

Any other zombies out there? I can't be the only one, can I?


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