I have been stressed the last few months. I can always tell when I get stressed because I wake up with a sore mouth from clenching my jaw and grinding my teeth while I sleep. I did that for pretty much a year straight when Jess was in Afghanistan. Well, for the last month I have not only woken up with a sore face, but I also have been waking up in the middle of the night. Almost every night I wake up between 2 and 3 a.m. and will be awake from 1-2 hours. It pretty much makes me a bear in the morning. I am one who NEEDS my sleep.
Last night Jess stepped in and had me take a melatonin pill before I went to bed. It was to get my body "used to" sleeping through the night again. I was very hopeful. Did the pill work you ask? Yes. Did I sleep without interruption? No. Sierra came in sometime in the night with a bloody nose. I looked over at Jess and marveled how he can sleep through pretty much anything. (The only thing he has ever woken up from since we have been married is a sonic boom when we were in Florida. He even slept through a knife fight outside our window once.) So I got up and took care of it. She proceeded to come in 3 more times because she couldn't fall back asleep. Then, nearer the morning Sierra came in again because Grant had thrown up and she couldn't sleep in a smelly room. By then Jess was gone anyway, so I got up to take care of the new mess. Perhaps tomorrow I will sleep well?
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