Thank you Lee for an inside look at how it feels to live with the sleep issues involved in the challenges of fetal alcohol. I am reblogging this and also adding it to a resource for parents under by SLEEP STRATEGIES page – appreciate you sharing your wisdom – it will take all of us together to figure solutions out… our experts (the people with FASD who have the inside experience), caregivers (who have the outside experience) and professionals (who have access to resources and tools) – again thank you… if you want to see the sleep strategies here is the link http://realmindz.com/jodeekulp/2016/10/12/my-best-sleep-strategies-for-energizer-bunnies/
So yet again I’m sat here wide awake at 2.50am. I’m tired, I’m always soooo tired, but that doesn’t mean my FASD brain is going to say ‘oh we’re tired now Lee, let’s get some sleep before our busy day tomorrow.
Nooooo, of course its not, MY brain is saying ‘oh your tired, your body aches with tiredness, your so tired of being tired you want to cry, and that melatonin isnt going to work tonight, oh what about this idea, or what about if we did that, yes and we must do it right now because our cognitive impairments won’t let us remember if we go to sleep, so we HAVE to do it right now’
Going through this most nights, is not fun, especially when its been going on for so long that you can no longer remember when you actually woke up feeling like you got some…
View original post 248 more words