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Everything you need to know to sleep better at night

Develop better sleep in your life

As a Mom, I know how hard is to get enough sleep through the night. Also, I know that when you have a problem to get the quality sleep it can cause negative effects on your health and well-being, and the long-term effects of sleep deprivation have been associated with numerous conditions, such as diabetes, depression, hypertension, and obesity. That’s why I’ve decided to take part in Bed Guru Campaign: Choose SleepThe mission of the Choose Sleep movement is to encourage a better night’s sleep, not only through sleeping on the right bed but through making the right choices in life to combat the sleep loss epidemic. I think it’s really important to educate people about the importance of sleep. So, let’s start it here!

Why is sleep so important?

If you don’t get enough sleep for a long time it can cause fatigue, clumsiness, daytime sleepless, weight loss or weight gain. Also, it can affect your brain and cognitive function. What’s worth to know sleep plays an important role in your physical health. Did you know that sleep is involved in healing and repair of your heart and blood vessels?
Now you know why as a Mom you feel like a mess. We just don’t get enough sleep. Sleeping deprivation is one of our main problems.

What can you do to sleep better?

Importance of better sleep in your life

  • Try to go sleep and get up at the same time every day. Even if you sleep the same number of hours but at different times you can be less refreshed and energized. You should set up your bedtime when you normally feel tired.
  • Say bye bye to your TV. Late night television is not a good idea when you need better sleep. It’s not helping you to relax. A better idea is to listen to music or audiobooks.
  • Darkness is your friend not enemy. When it’s time to go your bed, make sure your bedroom is dark. You should use heavy curtains or shades to block light from windows.
  • Change your lifestyle and start to exercise regularly. It really works. I’ve started exercise about 3 months ago and now I can say I have better sleep than before and during a day I feel less sleepy.
  • Check what you eat and drink. It’s really important to avoid big meals at least two hours before your bedtime. Also, you should limit caffeine and nicotine.
  • You can start your bedtime rituals if you need help to relax. Take a warm bath, do some easy stretches and read a book or your favourite magazine by soft light.

Is it something else you can do?

You can improve your sleep environment. What does it mean? You should check what you can change in your room to make it more comfortable for you. Keep a proper temperature. It should be slightly cool. The perfect temp is 20°C. Make sure your mattress has a good firmness level. Check your pillows that provide more or less support. Remember that your bed should be reserved only for sleeping and night pleasure with your other half. Watching TV, working or using your computer in a bed is a really bad idea. If you have trouble sleeping, avoid naps, especially in the afternoon.

Also, take a look at the video which is clearly explaining the importance of better sleep

 

Let m know if you have more tips to develop better sleep in your life. Share it here and help each other:)

 

Disclosure: This is a collaborative post in collaboration with Bed Guru

 

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12 Comments

  • Reply Ally

    These tips are so essential! Once I started going to sleep at the same time everyday, I started sleeping so much better!

    13 August 2018 at 01:22
  • Reply lavieenmay

    Great tips! I find that exercise helps me sleep better at night too. I feel like it’s because my muscles need it so I’m more likely to go asleep and stay asleep than before.

    13 August 2018 at 02:41
  • Reply Kitty

    Such a need post for as I am a preggo… I do have a lot of restroom trips at nights but yeah some of them are really helpful

    13 August 2018 at 04:26
  • Reply Ruth I.

    The more tired I am, the harder it is for me to fall deeply asleep. I will follow these steps and hopefully get better sleep. Thanks for sharing.

    13 August 2018 at 13:06
  • Reply Princess Quinn

    Having a good night sleep is such a treasure these days. The exercises and tips here makes me feel assured. I cannot wait to try all of this.

    13 August 2018 at 15:22
  • Reply Jean Exum Sauban

    I’m totally with you on this. Is there a time of day at which you exercise, which helps you get to bed easier? I notice I’m at my best when I wake up around 6 and then do a vigorous exercise & shower.

    14 August 2018 at 00:39
  • Reply gen

    i love all your tips! i love to diffuse some essential oils when i had a long day.

    14 August 2018 at 08:42
  • Reply David Elliott

    Being consistent is so very important. And taking away the TV does help as well. But I think it goes beyond that. All digital devices should be gone if you really want that restful sleep your body craves.

    14 August 2018 at 22:23
  • Reply francesca

    I love the idea of creating a bedtime ritual, that can slow us down and ease the passage from wake to sleep. Drinking a herbal tea, taking a lukewarm shower, and reading are some of my favorite things to do at night.

    27 August 2018 at 08:11
  • Reply Dominic Gramatte

    Great tips on getting better sleep. I need to adopt some of these as well as figure out a way to sleep without waking up in the middle of the night.

    27 August 2018 at 09:33
  • Reply Ha

    I definitely need this post! It’s been tough for me to sleep at night lately. I need to have the same sleep routine every day and do more exercise!

    27 August 2018 at 17:14
  • Reply Sheri - A Busy Bee's Life

    Sleep is so important and I am definitely with you on this one. Sleep affects so much of our life during the daytime, that we need to always remain well rested.

    27 August 2018 at 18:37
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