The job of being a mum is never easy. In between being a nurse, counselor, cook, cleaner and taxi driver, it can be difficult for us mums to get a good nights sleep.
The juggling act that often comes with being a mum can lead to a whole host of problems that keeps us mums from sleeping well. Top problem usually being the kids – but the good news is that I’ve got a list of great tips to help you sleep better.
Invest in a high quality mattress
The last thing that you need after a long day is to fall into bed on a mattress that doesn’t support you or isn’t comfortable anymore. If you’ve had your mattress for a number of years, it’s probably time to think about investing in a new one. A new mattress will do wonders for your sleep and help ensure that you wake up feeling refreshed and pain-free – read this article for more information on choosing the best mattress.
Wind down early
For mums with young children, chances are at least one of them is going to get you up in the middle of the night. [And if they don’t, I don’t want to hear about your tales of long and glorious nights sleep] So, winding down early is your best bet at making sure you’ve had enough sleep before this happens. I fell foul to staying up really late just to have ‘time to myself’ seeing as the kids had zapped all of my time during the day, but I just found myself getting so exhausted and a bit burnt out. Check out some of my self care top tips here.
Sleep in a dark room
Room darkening shades and black-out curtains are a great way to help you get to sleep earlier, or you could try wearing a silk mask to block out the light and protect your skin at the same time. White noise or wearing ear-plugs to bed can also help you block out unwanted sounds.
Prepare for tomorrow
Making sure that you’re ready and prepared for the next day can help you relax as there’s less to stress about in the morning. Spending time getting the kids’ clothes and everything else ready for school, preparing your own outfit for work in the evening and making lunches before you go to bed gives you less to worry about. This is one that I’ve just started and I’m already finding that I’m a lot more organised and less stressed!
If you found these tips helpful, I’d love to hear from you. What are your tips for getting a good nights sleep?