Get Beauty Sleep Not Baby Sleep!
Ask any new mom, and I’m sure they will tell you exactly what it is like to try and get a proper good night’s sleep when there is a new-born baby in the house. And they will all say that it is pretty much impossible! One thing is for certain when you are blessed with a baby you definitely won’t be blessed with sleep. But, you will be happy to hear that having a baby doesn’t necessarily mean giving up sleep for good. Here are some brilliant tips to help you turn that baby sleep into beauty sleep!
Even if you don’t feel tired, it is important to rest while your baby is having a nap or while someone else is occupying your child. Even if you don’t feel particularly tired, you will find that simply lying and relaxing for an hour or so can be very rejuvenating and restorative. It doesn’t matter if you don’t even feel like closing your eyes. You will feel the benefits that come with simply lying flat and taking all the strain off your feet.
Don’t Use Coffee
When you wake up very early after little sleep, you might want to brew up a large pot of coffee to help you get through the day. However, this can be very counterproductive indeed. Sure, all the caffeine in the coffee can help you stay wide awake when you need to, but it will also make it very difficult to fall asleep and nap when you are able to. So try not to use coffee or other caffeinated drinks to keep you going. Instead, stick to a natural alternative, such as herbal teas.
Create A Comfortable Sleep Environment
If your bedroom is a great sleep environment, you will find it much easier and quicker to nod off at night. So make sure your bed is super comfy and has the ideal pillows and mattress for your needs, which can be found at Best Beds Boutique and other bedding stores. Make sure there is nothing to distract you in your bedroom either, like TV and computer screens. You will also find that blackout blinds are a great way to sleep through light nights.
Pump Breast Milk
The main reason why new moms end up getting up through the night so often is that their baby needs feeding. Unfortunately, dads don’t produce their own breast milk, so it has to be the mom who always gets up. But there is a way around this, ladies! You just need to start pumping your own breast milk and storing it in sterilized bottles. That way, your partner can see to the nightly feeds while you get some quality shuteye for once!
No one said it was going to be easy raising a baby. And no one said that you would get through it with plenty of energy! But, hopefully, all of these great tips will help you get a few extra hours of sleep each night so that you feel a little more refreshed each day.
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