I am tired.
So very tired.
Fatigue is my constant companion, sleepiness my daytime shadow.
Right now I am feeding my people, doing a few loads of laundry a day, acting as chauffeur and mediator, but that’s about it. I have tons of ideas for blog posts and stories to tell, but I am just so tired.
One problem is my sleep. While I’m getting 6 to 7.5 hours of “sleep” a night, its extremely broken. I am a light sleeper so every noise, every movement wakes me up. I am “restless” according to my Fitbit 10-15 times a night.
So even when Apollo sleeps all night and when I “sleep” all night, it is not very restful. I have no idea what to do about it. I have no trouble falling asleep (I am sleeping within minutes of going to bed) nor do I have trouble (usually) going back to sleep, I am still a fitful sleeper and it is taking its toll on me. I have no idea how to get more or better sleep, short of moving out of the house and living alone.
I did go hiking three times last week which felt great. Sunshine, movement, activity.
But the tiredness. It’s a monster.
I’m tired all day and by 6 pm I can barely keep my eyes open. Literally.
Yes, I’ve had my thyroid checked (normal). I take vitamin D and my iron is fine. And every once in a while I have a day where I feel okay, but I haven’t had a single one of those yet this week.
So there you have it.
Feel free to tell me your favorite cure for I’m Tired All the Time But I’m a Mom So There’s Only So Much I Cant Do. I’m completely open to suggestions.
ETA: I had a sleep study a few years ago that showed no apnea, but proved that I am a light sleeper. Yeah, kind of knew that.