How many times did you have to wake up your teen this morning? Two, three, four times?
My 15-year-old’s alarm went off for a solid half hour before I got him to roll out of bed — and I know I’m not the only mom of teenagers dealing with similar struggles. Teen sleep can be frustrating and difficult to understand. Teens often get inadequate sleep during the week, then sleep in late on the weekends. Typically, this is due to a shift in biological patterns and school start times.
Raise your hand if you are struggling through bedtime this week?! I love the longer days, but this week has me questioning whether that love is enough…Sloane has been waking up at her normal time, which I thought would mean she would be going to sleep on schedule, boy was I wrong! Bedtime has been a fight involving lots of tears and hysterics. So, after about a week of these stressful nights, this mama needs to recharge.
So often when we think about health we think in terms of nutrition and exercise, but equally, if not more important is our mental and emotional well-being. As moms it is so easy to make this, our mental health, a low priority on the long list of people and things we take care of. However, as the saying goes “you can’t pour from an empty cup”.