5 tips to getting a good nights sleep!

Sleep, as a parent is a hugely important part of our day. Am I wrong? Of course I’m not. Being a Parent is hard work. Whether you’re a working parent or one that’s able to stay at home, both sides of those days are busy and in some cases, emotionally draining. So I’d be lying if I said getting a good night sleep & looking forward to bedtime wasn’t playing a merry tune in my head from around 4pm!

Now, if you’re anything like the rest of the population during the day you’ll hardly sit down, whizzing around doing your daily job, or entertaining and cleaning up after children. You can’t think. But as soon as you lay your head down, this happens…
sleep tipsIt can be pretty frustrating. The tossing, the turning and then you find yourself scrolling endlessly through Facebook in a hope that reading will make you sleepy enough to nod off.

But failing that {which I’ve experienced a LOT!} I decided to write up this post to share my top 5 tips to getting  good nights sleep.

Have downtime before bed: I’m a gamer girl by nature, and then since I started up my blog I am forever found sitting at my PC after the kids have been tucked in for the night. No time for me to relax, as I’ll either be working or gaming. Both a constant form of mental stimulation.
So bouncing of one or the other into bed in a faint *hope* to drift over to sleep is utter madness. However lately I’ve been turning everything off, going to bed and relaxing.

Have a good mattress. This is something we need to remedy if I’m honest. Our mattress is so old, the springs are literally fed up of having people lay on them that they’ve started to fight back. So we’ve been researching mattresses and we found Tesco have some great ideas and inspirations.

Cut down on caffeine.Thankfully I’m not a big tea or coffee drinker. So this one really doesn’t apply to me. But I think it’s self explanatory why having a ‘cuppa’ before bed isn’t a good idea.

Make relaxation your goal. I find just shutting yourself off and focusing on breathing deeply {sounds silly I know, but stay with me} but it really aids to slow everything down to help you relax. The more relaxed you are, the chances of drifting off beautifully into slumber are great. Simples.

Read by a soft light. I don’t know about you guys, but reading wipes.me.out. It’s a total go to option when I’m really struggling to drift over. Give yourself a chapter or two, and before you know it you’ll be walking up with a book draped over your face.

Do you have any tips to getting a good nights sleep that I’ve not mentioned?

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2 Comments

  1. 28/07/2015 / 11:46 AM

    Great tips. I need to stop going on my phone in bed. An hour {sometimes two} goes so fast! x

    • 28/07/2015 / 11:55 AM

      Oh my goodness , it so does doesn’t it! Plus you’ve just turned off your PC {most likely on FB} to go on your phone, for facebook! WHAT IS WITH THAT!? Haha x

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