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  • by gnat (29) on 2002.01.08 13:35 (#2861) Journal
    Parents go through this with their newborns. We had four months of getting no more than 2 hours uninterrupted sleep with William. I've found that even when he started sleeping all night, we still wake up around 4, even though we didn't before we had him.

    Parents adjust. It's amazing how functional you can be with broken sleep. It's also amazing how dysfunctional you can be. Like Whammo said, don't expect to be 100% even if you're used to it. There's a big difference between subsistence sleeping and comfort.

    With our second baby, it's Deja Hell all over again. And William's reverted to waking up two or three times in the night. I feel like a prisoner of the Vietcong. I've found that I get cranky when woken now (which isn't good when I've got a miserable two-year-old beside me) and even eight hours is not enough. These last few weeks, since William started waking again, I've never gotten out of bed and felt like I had a good night's sleep.

    Polyphasic sleep sounds cool, but I'd settle for simply having a distraction-free workplace and a good night's sleep!


    • I won't have a problem sleeping through the night with my children. The problem is my wife. :-) I sleep through anything, except for her slapping me around on the back of the head.

      Anyway, I am glad I work at home. I can nap whenever I will need to.