Sleep is essential to your health and vital part of life. Especially as a mum, you need to recharge you brain and body in preparation for another day. Stress, everyday demands and your smartphone are some of the factors that affect your sleep.
Here’s some tips for getting a better night’s sleep:
Routine is key
Eat your meals around the same time every day, try to head to bed at the same time and get up at the same time – even at the weekend.
Limit your caffeine
Avoid drinking too much caffeine after 12pm. If you need a hot drink try a camomile tea which reduces anxiety and, thus induces sleep.
Switch of your iPhone
Switch off all technology after 9pm. Studies have shown that being exposed to the blue and white light given off by phones, laptops and other electronic gadgets at night prevents out brans from releasing melatonin, a hormone that tells our bodies it’s nighttime. Instead read a book to switch off.
Try to move for 20 to 30 minutes most days to help sleep. Physical activity improves sleep quality and increases sleep duration. Exercise may also bolster sleep in other ways, because it reduces stress and tires you out.*
*From Sleep.org’s article How Exercise Affects Sleep