20 Things that Keep Women Laying Awake at Night
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Are you a woman up all night unable to sleep? Do you look at your husband and wonder how he can quickly fall asleep while your mind races?
“People do not at all realize how debilitating this is. I think it’s more of a public education issue, but man, when a friend/acquaintance is like, “I only got 6 hours sleep last night, I get you,” meanwhile, you’re on 0 hours sleep in 50+ hours, and meanwhile your hallucinations are escalating as well as growing inability to remember anything (especially very common words).”
2. Regretting Their 20s
“I’m 28, and as I get older, I now understand why people say in your 30s that’s where you really get to enjoy yourself and you mold into a better you. Still figuring myself out !”
3. Needing to Lose Weight
“Fear of not being good enough for anyone or anything. That I’ll never lose the damn weight. That my partner will eventually find someone that fits his “type.” Such fun.”
4. Bad Choices in Men
“Shi**y men mostly. And I had no idea what I wanted to do with my life, so I worked dead end jobs.”
5. Mental Illness
“I’m barely starting my adult life, and my mental health is back to being sh*t.”
6. Money Trouble
Another commented, “How am I going to pay these bills? How am I going to pay these bills? How am I going to pay these bills?”
“Overthinking, my anxiety, insomnia, my shi**y relationship, and a vast array of health problems. Love being an adult.”
8. Parenting Worries
One woman said, “I failed my son by choosing his father, who I’m no longer with. I gave him a broken family & a father who doesn’t care.”
“My dog snoring and my insomnia.”
“My cats having zoomies and my partner snoring. It’s a wonderful life.”
11. Regrets in General
“Should’ve, could’ve, would’ve but didn’t.”
12. Arguing with People In Your Head
“Arguing with people I didn’t have the balls to argue with in real life.”
13. What Ifs
“All the what if’s that can massively change a life in a second. What if My child gets cancer? What if My husband doesn’t wake up in the morning? What if My cat gets hit by a car? What if there’s an accident, and I lose my arms and can’t hug My kids anymore? What if, at any second, the phone rings and brings a call that stops the world and drops a person to their knees.”
“My kids. Who needs sleep anyway? It used to be my insomnia, but they managed to make me so dead on my feet that I’d say having kids is like a cure for insomnia cause you’re not even running on steam anymore. It’s all smokes and mirrors effect; you’re barely even alive.”
15. World Issues
“The injustice in the world.”
“Scrolling Reddit, apparently. It’s 4:30 am in my timezone.”
“A really good book lately, I’ve been reading wayyyy too late.”
18. The Joys of Womanhood
“Endometriosis.” another added, “Hot flashes. F*** you, peri-menopause.”
Late-night phone scrolling gets many of us.
“TikTok.” and “My phone”
20. Being Hungry or Thirsty
“Being hungry or thirsty. Happens all the time when I’m having trouble sleeping even though my food and water intake is no different from days I sleep perfectly well. Being overstimulated from the days’ events can keep me awake a long time too.”
You can read the full Reddit thread here. This article is inspired by the internet and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinions of Motherhood Life Balance.
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