Being a modern mom comes with all kinds of stress, hard work, and a fair amount of sleepless nights as well! In fact, many of us spend most of our days walking around like zombies just craving a bit of shut-eye. The problem is, we often get so used to the chaos around us that when we get time to ourselves, our brains won’t switch off enough to allow us to sleep right!
So, what’s a mother to do?! Well, you might think that this is something you’re going to have to suck up and live with. But, there are some things you should consider that will help you to get the best night’s sleep possible. These are things that you need to make sure you implement today, and you can be sleeping much more soundly as a result.
Okay, so when you have kids in the house soundproofing probably isn’t viable. After all, you need to know if there is anything amiss and if the kids need you. But, you also need to make sure you have the right environment for getting some shut-eye. So, there are soundproofing things you might choose to do when the kids are out, and you have a bit of time to catch some Zs. Earplugs are a great place to start, and you might also like to make sure all the windows and doors are shut, and that the phone is not in the bedroom.
Improve the Bed
You also need to think about the condition of what you’re sleeping on, and how much this is affecting your ability to get some adequate rest. You might want to look into changing the mattress to something new and different. Having the best mattress you can on your bed is essential for helping you have a much more calm and well-rested night, and this is crucial. Have a look at what you can do to get a new mattress; it will really change your life!
Don’t Eat Late
If you want to sleep well, you’re going to need to avoid eating after a certain time of the evening. That means no secret snacking, and not making dinner too late. Food gives you energy, and the metabolism doesn’t work as well when you’re lying in bed trying to sleep. This is not conducive to a good night’s sleep, so you can’t eat late if you are serious about improving your sleeping habits.
We’re not suggesting hitting the gym, or going for a run before bed! But, doing a bit of yoga can actually really help you sleep better. If you want to get as deeper and more fulfilling sleep, you have to make sure you relax body and mind. And, just 5 minutes of yoga an evening can really go a long way toward helping you achieve this.
With all the stress of day to day life, it is important to get plenty of sleep and be as well rested as possible. This is something you need to make sure you sort out as soon as possible. The more you are sleeping, the better you will be able to perform on a daily basis, and don’t forget it!
*this is a contributed post