Need Better Sleep At Night?
In most cases, mom is the engine that keeps the family moving forward… and she needs her rest!
Stay at home moms are charged with making sure everyone’s wants, needs and desires are met.
If mom works outside the house, many times she returns home only to face the same responsibilities she would face if she remained at home all day.
It takes a special woman to be a mom in the 21st century.
The only reasonable way a mom can accomplish everything that’s on her plate is to stay healthy and get a good night’s sleep — every night!
And that’s not completely impossible!
Let’s dig into these six simple tips so moms can get some good sleep…NOW!
Simple Tips for a Better Night’s Sleep
Manage the Family’s Sleep Habits
Families that spend a lot of time together have a great influence over each other’s daily habits.
If mom is having difficulty getting a good night’s sleep, it’s possible that the kids and husband also have poor sleep habits.
Take time to reevaluate your entire family’s sleeping patterns and habits. Are you all getting the recommended amount of daily sleep?
If not, figure out how you can adjust your routine and schedule to make healthy sleep habits priority!
Avoid the Afternoon Coffee Break
After working through a long list of morning chores, mom deserves a little break in the afternoon.
Caution: The caffeine in coffee stays in the system long after that afternoon cup of coffee. Enjoying your favorite latte in the afternoon could interfere with the sleeping process at night.
As an alternative, moms might want to try a little fruit juice while she catches up on the news, email or social media.
Eat a Healthier Diet
Moms are faced with the challenge of needing a diet that provides energy without affecting the quality of her sleep.
If you feel the urge to snack during the day, reach for foods that encourage sleep like foods bananas, nuts, turkey and some dairy products.
De-stress before Bedtime
Unwind before bed by de-stressing.
Try to let things go that are beyond your control.
Stretching, drinking a cup of warm milk or tea also helps to de-stress. Listening to gentle, calming music might help as well.
Give yourself time to completely relax before you turn off the lights and attempt to get some shut-eye.
Get moving during the day so your evening sleep is even better!
Exercise can contribute to more sound and restful sleep. Physical activity increases time spent in deep sleep, the most physically restorative sleep phase.
Deep sleep helps to boost immune function, support cardiac health, and control stress and anxiety.
Think of exercise as your natural sleeping pill…it’s really powerful!
Take Some “Me Time”
Relax, take a bath, read a book and rest! This bedtime schedule is so important for a mom’s wellbeing.
A little extra “me time” can boost your happy hormones and help you sleep better and wake up happier in the morning!