What do I want? SLEEP!
When do I want it? Preferably between 2-5am!
Does anyone else have this problem, or solutions? I go to sleep fine but wake up every night around 2-3 and absolutely can't get back to sleep. If I'm hungry, I get a snack. I count backwards. I do yoga breathing. I try to go to a calm place in my mind. Last night I got up and read for a bit and had a glass of milk, was feeling tired, but when I went back to bed still couldn't get back to sleep for a good hour or so. I also take a bath every night about an hour before bed--this was helping for a while but the sleep issue came roaring back this week.
The problem for me is, if I don't get back to sleep at all or for a long, long time, then I feel nauseous during the day. Oh, and I have to go to work at 8, so sleeping in later or napping are not options.
Maybe it's just my body practicing for the babies. But if one more person tells me, "Enjoy your sleep now because you won't get any when the babies come!" with a smile on their face, I may get verbally violent on them.