DH has insomnia issues. He also takes meds for ADHD (stimulant) that probably affect his sleep too. He takes a rx sleeping pill at night, but it doesn't always work. In these cases, if he wakes up / is woken up, he can be up for 1-3 hrs before getting back to sleep. Makes him a complete SOB to live with.
DD#2 has never been a good sleeper. She has always cried out at least 1-2 times per night (in her sleep or awake, not sure). Anyway, she has only recently started falling back asleep on her own without my help.
Her canine? teeth have been hell, so I started giving her kid's advil at bedtime.
Well, I am *pretty* sure her teeth aren't an issue any longer and her night time crying is just her-being-her KWIM?
Anyway, DH wants me to keep giving her the advil at bedtime....in his mind, she's crying in pain and feels it helps her sleep...therefore helping him sleep.
I do NOT like giving her advil at all....let alone every night indefinitely.....
It's causing major stress & resentments. He feels I am putting DD#2 before him and his needs for sleep yadda yadda yadda.
But, I don't think it's healty to take ibuprofin every day...and I think DD has to learn to outgrow this nighttime crying on her own KWIM? She was going back to sleep after maybe 5 minutes...now, the minute she cries, he's bitching at me to go give her more advil :-(