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please hold my hand tonight

(7 Posts)
Mimmit Wed 21-Sep-11 00:43:43

this sounds really pathetic but my DH is away and I hate being alone in house (apart from 2 v little DC). Think I worry more with tiredness and being unsettled with youngest still waking. Trying to stay awake til 4am when I will probably feel ok to go to sleep.
I know this is stupid but can't help feeling panicky. I never used to be like this.

SansaLannister Wed 21-Sep-11 00:52:38

Take some Piriton tablets. Two of them.

DoubleNegativePanda Wed 21-Sep-11 00:54:56

I feel unsettled when my DH is away, too. I'm in the US so I'll be in and out here for quite a while yet if you want to talk!

cecilyparsley Wed 21-Sep-11 00:57:00

Hi Mimmit, I hate it when I know I wont be able to sleep, does your littlest one wake up quite frequently?
When mine were little I went about 7 years without an unbroken night...first unbroken night I woke up feeling utterly disorientated! confused

Mimmit Wed 21-Sep-11 01:04:05

Sansa, piriton is a good idea, though I may sleep through DC's waking up!
Thank you doubleneg. If I don't do piriton a chat would be good. If I disappear you know I have fallen asleep!
Hi cecily.Yes he wakes up about 3 times a night though there are signs he is getting better. He seems to know when my DH is away though and is worse. He has woken 3 times so far...
7 years without an unbroken night sounds terrible.How do you manage?I feel I am losing my marbles after only 18months. Is yours better now?

cecilyparsley Wed 21-Sep-11 01:24:40

sounds as if your youngest is picking up that you feel unsettled?
my kids are grown up & left home now, but I think I just got used to being disturbed and generally went back to sleep quite quickly, or maybe I've just blocked out the worst memories of sleep deprivation!

DoubleNegativePanda Wed 21-Sep-11 03:00:03

Hope you're asleep then grin

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