My husband usually passes out to the sound of the TV around 9PM. On weekends, he naps once, maybe twice a day.
Me? I function on 4-6 hours of sleep every day, staying up late even if I don’t need to. How do I do it? One word: kids.
Pregnancy warmed me up to disrupted sleep with middle-of-the-night bathroom breaks and vomit runs. When she finally arrived, J was up every two hours for a feeding. When my maternity leave ended, I had to do it all at night and teach 130 hyper teenagers by day. I was in a sleep-deprived, breastfeeding daze for a year. But I survived. And now I can’t stop.
My mom says she still runs on the same 4-hour sleep schedule that she had when we were young. She occasionally dozes off to the TV, so I guess I have that to look forward to.