A Great Night’s Sleep for Mothers
When you’re a mother, getting a good night’s sleep seems impossible. Even when the kids are asleep, you’ve spent your entire day looking after them and now is your chance to catch up on adult stuff, like answering e-mails, cleaning the kitchen or watching your favorite TV program. How is it possible to fit it all in? Well, the answer is – it isn’t. You might be superwoman, but even she needs a rest every now and then. So, aside from sending the kids off to their grandparents for the weekend, how do you get some sleep?
It can be really difficult to sleep when you have other things on your mind. Those things are usually the chores you didn’t get around to during the day. They can circle your brain until it makes sleeping impossible and may as well get up and do them anyway. Night time is for sleeping, so if you’ve got a lot on your mind, write it down. Making ‘To-Do’ lists is a great way of clearing your head so you can get some well-deserved rest.
A Comfy Bed
There’s no point in going to bed if you’re going to wake up every day in pain. A worn out mattress can cause back ache, uncomfortable pillows can cause neck ache and headaches, a lumpy mattress will cause you to toss and turn. If you’re not getting a good night’s rest because of your bed, it may be time to invest in a new one. While you’re at it, grab yourself a natural latex mattress and you’ll feel like you’re in heaven.
Look After Yourself
It’s easier said than done, but looking after yourself will ensure sleep comes easy. Have you ever noticed that you’ve skipped a meal because you’ve been too preoccupied with your children? It’s especially important for new mothers to keep hydrated and get hot meals at every meal time. If you feel you just haven’t got the energy, asking your partner or a family member to do it for you is the way to go. You may be interested in putting some quick meals together to grab when you don’t have the time.
Create a Peaceful Atmosphere
Family and friends may want to come around more often when you have a new-born. That’s ideal throughout the day time when you need an extra few pairs of hands but as the night draws in, it’s time for you and your little family to unwind. Giving yourself the time you need to just relax before you go to bed will be vital. It’s also a good idea to try and create a relaxing environment in your bedroom. There are lots of ideas you can steal for mastering this. For example, some people like to burn lavender essential oil before going to sleep. Just remember to blow out the candle!
Getting the sleep you need isn’t always easy but making sure you’re whole family is in a good routine and adopting some relaxation techniques before bed-time will be half the battle.