Hi there! First of all, I LOVE your blog…I just turned 18 a little while ago so I’m getting to explore this for the first time and it’s been super helpful! I’ve had a daddy for two years now (completely platonic, don’t worry) and I’m normally really good about following my rules…except bedtime. I’ve tried so hard to be a good girl but ever since I was an actual child sleeping at night has been really difficult for me. I’ve tried everything: bedtime routines, meditation, even melatonin gummies (with daddy’s permission of course). The one thing that works is bedtime stories, but we have a LDR and he can’t read to me every single night 🙁 I turn off my computer/notifications on my phone at bedtime, so he thinks I’ve been getting much more rest than I have and I’m worried he’ll be mad when I tell him, even if I have been trying. I guess I’m just wondering if you might have any advice about getting to sleep easier and how to tell him that I haven’t been sleeping as much as he thinks. Any advice would be GREATLY appreciated…thanks! ~ Little Insomniac
i have really bad insomnia, as well. i start thinking about something, and my brain goes off on bunny trails. i worry about everything i did during the day and everything i need to do the next day; and sometimes i just wake up after a few hours and cannot get back to sleep. It completely sucks! No one can understand it until they have been through it. What i do now is take a strong sleeping pill (Unisom liquid gels). Even though everyone says that they can be habit-forming, i say “who cares”. i need sleep, and if that means buying meds for it, then so be it. i wouldn’t mind being in the habit of getting a full night’s rest.
About your Daddy; be honest! He will understand, and be able to advise you on steps that you can (and should probably) take. He absolutely needs to be in the loop on your health and well-being. You are not “breaking” a rule if you cannot help it due to a medical condition. i am almost certain you are breaking a rule by not being honest with Him. By not telling Him the truth, you are risking the bond of trust and respect. By default, you are making Him a bad Daddy for not taking care of you; because He does not have all of the information. So, bite the bullet and tell Him the truth. Explain your problem, explain that you have been afraid to tell Him, and apologize for your dishonesty.
Daddies are great with forgiveness and advice. He will appreciate you coming clean, and be able to guide you from there. He may choose to give you a punishment for your dishonesty, but take that as a sign of love. If He didn’t love you, He wouldn’t take the time to come up with (and enforce) a punishment. Here and here are a couple articles that i found that might help.
If any of our little readers have experience with insomnia, please share your suggestions and tips for sleep in the comments!! Also, any of our Daddy readers out there, please comment on how you would handle a little with insomnia, and how you would handle a situation where she was hiding it from you and then came clean. Thank you so much! i love reading what you all put in the comments! xoxo