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Old 03-17-2008, 03:00 AM   #1
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Default My Kid is on Crack... How Much Sleep do you need?

alright, she's not, but she is teething...

here we are, night 10 of her staying up until 11pm not wanting to go to bed. i'm getting fed up with putting her to bed later and later in hopes that she will just sleep...

she used to go to bed around 8pm, and sleep through the night (waking up at 8am-9am-ish) until she got her 15 month shots this past week... i'm not sure if these effing shots are causing it or if she is just really having a bad go at teething...

either way, i'm tired, i'm exhausted and i'm looking at less than 5 or so hours of sleep.

how many hours of sleep do you normally get and how many hours of sleep do you need in order to function normally?

i know people that claim that 5 hours is enough for them, 5 is enough for me to get some rest, but i end up feeling weak and sleepy all day.

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Old 03-17-2008, 03:09 AM   #2
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Ugh, I remember those days. My oldest had colic, and I swear I didn't sleep for about a six- month stretch. You hear stories about stressed-out parents shaking their kids into oblivion, and this is when it happens. Every parent has been there. Sometimes you just have to put the kid back into the crib and walk away for a little while. The kid will still be breathing when you get back, and you didn't go crazy.

Hang in there, it gets better.

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Old 03-17-2008, 03:12 AM   #3
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Ugh, I remember those days. My oldest had colic, and I swear I didn't sleep for about a six- month stretch. You hear stories about stressed-out parents shaking their kids into oblivion, and this is when it happens. Every parent has been there. Sometimes you just have to put the kid back into the crib and walk away for a little while. The kid will still be breathing when you get back, and you didn't go crazy.

Hang in there, it gets better.
oh i understand completely, the wife and I usually just ignore her, but tonight she is extra cranky... right now she is running around tho and tearing the place apart...

we were very lucky when we brought her home, she slept through the night and hardly ever gives us any trouble... i think these shots really messed her up...

i absolutely hate when she gets sick, it takes her about a month to recover her regular sleeping habit/pattern.
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Old 03-17-2008, 03:41 AM   #4
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You might want to try teething tablets from Hyland. http://www.hylands.com/products/teething.php Our daughter got through her teething much easier with these. I also have many friends with young children that swear by them. They disolve quickly and my daughter never minded taking them. I hope this helps, I know how lack of sleep will put you on edge. Good luck!

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Old 03-17-2008, 03:44 AM   #5
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I don't know much about kids, im only 19, but being 19 i know alot about sleep! For an average adult its supposed to be at least 8 hours and more for teenagers.

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Old 03-17-2008, 06:09 AM   #6
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I don't know much about kids, im only 19, but being 19 i know alot about sleep! For an average adult its supposed to be at least 8 hours and more for teenagers.
Yeah, I still need 8-10 to feel normal. Given the college schedule and the maximum of 5-6 per night, I'm almost always in some sort of daze. That is, until spring break rolls around, and I hibernate for a couple of days
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Old 03-17-2008, 07:42 AM   #7
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I am amazed when people say they need 8-9 a night. I had wicked bad insomnia a few years ago and was getting less then 4hrs a night for about 3 months, that sucked, but you learn to cope with it alot. I average 6-7 a night now and thats just fine by me. I have a very stressful job, its hot and I spend most of my time yelling/running. but I de-stress every night for an hour or two and that helps me get good sleep I think.

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Old 03-17-2008, 08:32 AM   #8
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I work 7 pm - 7 am. What's sleep?

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Old 03-17-2008, 08:40 AM   #9
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There's a teething product (like Ambesol) that you put on their gums and also puts them to sleep...I don't know what it's called I only heard about it a couple of months ago...

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