Friday 11 January 2019

3 Sleep & Productivity Tips For Busy Mothers

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Being productive and getting a good sleep can be a challenge when you’re running a tight ship. While you may have the perfect plan in place and try to schedule everything to get the hours of sleep you need, you never know when an emergency can pop up and throw a wrench in your plans. 

There are some things that you can do as a mother to help you improve your sleep quality and be more productive too!

Baby asleep on mother's chest

Here are three sleep and productivity tips for busy mums! 

Get Some Help

Everybody has to pull their load and you shouldn’t feel guilty about getting your children and partner more involved in daily tasks. Parent guilt is very real and many mothers may feel that spending time on themselves and not their children makes them bad parents but when it comes to sleep, it should never been seen as a luxury! Its a need!

If you’re the sole caregiver of the family, quality of sleep will affect your performance at work, which could have more consequences. So, ask people in your family to pull their load and if you have a partner make sure that both of you take care of parenting duties.

Think About Getting A New Mattress

At the end of the day your mattress will have a direct effect on the quality of your sleep. A mattress that is too hard won’t provide you with the proper level of comfort and you’ll end up tossing and turning all night, which will leave you tired in the morning. On the other hand, a mattress that is too soft will not give you the support you need and might leave you with aches and pains in the morning.

The best mattress should provide a happy medium between comfort and support and should align your spine correctly, as advised by The Mattress Nerd. The perfect mattress should also regulate heat retention and will mitigate this through proper materials and ventilation. By any means, make sure that you steer away from cheap foam mattresses and if your mattress is around seven to ten years old, it’s probably time that you switch to a new one.

Follow Your Baby’s Sleep Schedule

While it can be difficult to sleep during your baby’s nap-time if you have to work, there are some things that you can change if you want to synchronize your baby’s sleep schedule with yours. Do you put your baby to sleep much earlier than you do yourself? Do you take the extra time to do some chores around the house or work on various tasks? Or do you get up early in the morning when your baby is still sleeping? 

While having some time for yourself is important, so is your sleep. So instead of using the baby’s sleeping time to relax or get some work done, it would be wiser to follow the same sleep schedule.

Making these few lifestyle changes will allow you to have better sleep and be much more productive. Most of all make sure that you put the quality of your sleep first if you want to be a happier and better parent.

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