Anyway, even with Cam sleeping through the night he's still been getting up earlier than usual; maybe 6:30 vs. 7:15-7:30. But last night, I decided to turn the portable fan on in his room to create white noise since I knew I'd be juggling garbage that needed to go from the garage which borders the wall of his room. I kept the fan on through the night & he slept until 7:20 this morning. It was the first time in what seems like forever that I've actually woken up to my alarm vs. a crying Cameron. It could be a fluke, but I'm thinking the white noise from the fan had a little something to do with it.
Cameron's bedroom is at the front of our house & there are many sources of noise that might interrupt his sleep. And I know that I'm a very light sleeper who wakes up at the slightest sound; hence me wearing earplugs to bed for the past 10 years. So, it's gotten me thinking that maybe Cam is also a light sleeper & a bit of white noise would do him good. Problem? Mike is afraid that he'll come to depend on this & have trouble sleeping for the rest of his life if he doesn't have it.
And I can only imagine what's going on in Mike's brain.... What if Cam's traveling when he's an adult & has no source of white noise & can't sleep?! Then his insomnia will eventually lead to insanity & he'll end up in a mental institute & we'll have scarred him for the rest of his life!!
Okay, well, maybe it's not that extreme (although, you never do know), but either way, he's concerned that putting the fan on in his room each night will lead to issues that affect his sleep in the long run.
Help! What should we do? Put the fan on in his room to help him sleep better or keep it off in hopes that he'll adapt to the noises around him & sleep through it?? Any input would be appreciated!