16 month has always been an awful sleeper, generally prone to waking every hour. This last couple of weeks has seen a gradual improvement and for the last week, she has slept 7-7 with a couple of brief wakes , from which she has settled herself. And yet I feel more tired than ever. Any ideas why that is and what I can do about it? Do I just need to get nor sleep or sleep train myself? I slept 7 hours last night, albeit broken into 3 or 4 chunks. It's much better than the broken 3-4 hours I'm used to but I feel unbearable this morning. Exhausted. And I have to go to work in an hour and I can barely keep my eyes open.
You have my sympathies. My DD started sleeping through the night at 12 weeks - 'ooh you're so lucky!' everyone said, and yes I was lucky but couldn't sleep myself! Your body-clock is just so screwed-up, things will get better soon.
My DS is 16 months and started to sleep once he walked, around 14mo. I felt like you, tireder than ever. It's almost like you're awake enough to feel how tired you are. That sounds odd but hopefully makes sense!
I still appreciated the sleep though until he had a 2 week regression which was a killer . We are always in bed early to make the most of it and I would also try a few early nights. It's hard to relax 100% when you have been on high alert so long but your body will get used to it and start feeling human again.