Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Sleepless Night Solutions For Tired Moms

Tiredness is part and parcel of life as a parent. It’s completely normal to go weeks without a proper night’s sleep when you have a newborn. However, if you have older kids, and you still struggle, there may be underlying problems. There are all kinds of reasons why people suffer from insomnia. If you can’t seem to shake off sleepless nights, here are some solutions that may help.


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Adapting your routine

Routines are incredibly important to most parents. However, often you focus on your kids so much that you forget about yourself. Regimes are not just beneficial for children. It’s also really helpful to get into a bedtime routine yourself. Your body has an internal clock, and you can alter it to increase your chances of getting a good night’s sleep. If you go to sleep and wake up at the same time every day, your clock will soon adjust. By doing this, you can ensure that you get enough sleep. Of course, there will be days when things don’t go to plan. However, if you’ve got a pattern in place, you should find it easier to get to sleep at night.

Making your bedroom conducive to sleep

Look around your bedroom. Is it a peaceful and tranquil haven? Does your bed look inviting? Do you feel relaxed? Is it dark? If you haven’t answered yes to these questions, it’s worth making some changes to your sleeping environment. Light and noise can keep you awake at night. Tossing and turning on an uncomfortable mattress can lead to disturbed nights. Scratching at an itch is sure to wake you up. There are often simple steps you can take to tackle these issues. Hang thick curtains or buy a blackout blind. Use earplugs to prevent noise. Add a mattress topper to your bed. If you’ve woken up with bites, research the best way to kill bed bugs. Vacuum the room, and wash your sheets at a high temperature. Keep your bedroom tidy and clutter-free. Make your bed each day, and add coziness with blankets, throws, and cushions. Turn off bright lights, and use fairy lights or lamps to create a relaxing ambiance.

Relaxing

Relaxing is not something many moms do on a regular basis. When you’ve got kids, it can be hard to find time to just chill out and unwind. Make sure you take half an hour or so once the kids have gone to bed. Have a bath, read a book, or meditate. Do something that makes you feel calm. If you get into bed with a clear mind, and you feel relaxed, you should find it easy to drift off.

Are you a tired mom? Can you even remember the last time you had a good night’s sleep? From time to time we all have sleepless nights. Sometimes, there are things we can do to try and make these a thing of the past. Take these tips on board. Hopefully, you’ll be snoozing soundly in no time at all. 

*This post is not meant to be taken as medical advice. Please consult a medical professional for any sleep/ health concerns.

This is a collaborative post written by a contributing writer.

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