Side Street Style: Smart Sleep even when your kids don't

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19/04/2017

Smart Sleep even when your kids don't

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If you have read my blog before or follow me on my social channels you may already know that this little man above doesn't sleep fantastically well and is up every night at some point meaning I'm on tired mama. We have tried everything to get him to sleep through but nothing has worked as of yet which means the hours I do get need in between wakes need to be quality sleep so that I can be a functional member of society which is not always the easiest of tasks when sleep deprived. Of course the more tired you are throughout the day due to lack of sleep, the easier it will be for you to make mistakes, lack energy or feel overwhelmed.


While it is true that getting the right amount of sleep is important in my case right now that is harder said than done but still there are things I can do to improve the sleep I do get and hopefully these tips can also be useful for you to achieve better sleep at home. Taking a look at a Brooklinen review will give you enough information to see why changing your sheets on your bed is so important. Outside of this, there are some excellent ways for you to start making a difference in the way that you try to catch a bit of shut-eye each night.

Time is a Factor

One of the easiest problems that you can make for yourself in regards to sleep is a bedtime that does not match the way you live. If you have to wake up incredibly early for work, then it stands to reason that you are going to bed by a decent hour the night before. In truth, very few people are able to stick to the appropriate bedtimes for their schedules. While it might seem easier to just head out and enjoy your life instead of crawling into bed, the ramifications can be intense

A failure to get into bed at the right time can lead you to much more miserable places. You will notice that it is hard to focus on simple tasks when your mind is not rested enough. To fix this problem, try getting into bed just a bit earlier each night. Doing this can help you to take small steps towards making your bedtime the right time. Try to aim for around eight hours of consistent sleep each night and you will begin to notice the difference right away.



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Paper Over Digital

Recent studies have pointed to the fact that a vast majority of people are getting poor sleep for the same reason. Nowadays, many people own smartphones. While these devices can make life a lot easier, they can also start causing new and unusual issues for people. Scientists have discovered that staring at a digital screen can have similar effects to being outside in daylight. This means that your body is tricked into believing that it should be alert and active when you are looking at the light on your phone.

Instead of scrolling endlessly through all of your various social media feeds, consider getting into bed with a good book. You probably are always looking for an excuse to read more, and this can be a great reason to crack open a copy of whatever you are interested in. Reading an actual book is way more helpful for your sleep schedule. In fact, there are many studies out there that suggest that reading a book before bedtime can actually make you more tired and increase the amount of rest that you experience when you drift off for the night.



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Drink Less

Drinking the wrong beverages can also have a negative effect on your ability to get the right amount of sleep. Coffee and tea are two drinks that people tend to rely on when they are looking to find energy to get through the day. Sadly caffeine lingers in the system for far longer than most people believe. Having this in your system will make it hard to fall asleep and give you a sense of restlessness through the night. Cut back on coffee and tea and you will start to have an easier time getting to sleep.

There are many different tactics that you can explore when you want to improve the way that you sleep. Think about how you can achieve great things for your sleep schedule simply by cutting back on the coffee that you drink, reading a book at night instead of your phone, and being sure that you are in bed and ready to sleep at the right time. Learn what works for you and get started on a better sleep right away.

5 comments:

  1. I'm guilty of not putting down my phone or tablet until minutes before I go to bed. I really do need to try to switch off earlier.

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  2. I tend to put my phone down by 9pm and then watch TV and chill for an hour.

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    1. Thats a really good evening routine

      Laura x

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  3. I have such little sleep with the seven children, that at the moment I have no trouble falling asleep, I am literally gone as soon as my head hits the pillow! Although I do need to try and go earlier!

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