The baby’s coming – well in about a month. The Peter Rabbit inspired cot is awaiting in the room that is painted in only blue, yellow and white tones. Everything looks beautiful. But you know, this is baby number three and there are going to be many endless nights of crying and you have to prepare for this. Not getting enough sleep is never nice. Of course, your baby is worth it but getting back to bed at 2 am in the middle of the night and falling back to sleep is not always easy.
So how do you do it? How do you make falling back to sleep easier? Well here are a few tips:
The more you avoid processed sugar, caffeine and alcohol during the day, the easier it is to fall back to sleep. You should stop nibbling on all things like croissants, chocolates and sweets by 4pm the latest. The more healthy food you get into your body, the healthier your body works and the better it functions, naturally helping you fall back to sleep.
2.Taking The Right Supplements
Supplements are always an added boost to your health! There are many vitamins and supplements out there that are natural that help you fall asleep easier. B vitamins help you relax and there are lots of natural supplements out there so that you don’t have to turn to things like sleeping pills which can be highly addictive. Research Verified reviews have a list of supplements that just make life more calmer like Anxi Relief for anxiety and Insomnia Relief for Insomnia.
I admit, I don’t get enough exercise in. I used to have a personal trainer that motivated me each day and did workouts with me so that was really great. When you have to motivate yourself to exercise it’s not always that easy. The goal should just be to do 30 minutes a day and start off from there, maybe giving it a break one day a week. Exercise stimulates many brain chemicals in your body, such as serotonin that leaves you feeling happier and more relaxed. Exercise actually strengthens circadian rhythms, promoting daytime alertness and helping with falling asleep at night. Exercise, in fact, has actually been shown to improve sleep for people with sleep disorders and interrupted sleeping patterns – like waking up in the middle of the night for little precious.
What always really helps in the middle of the night, after calming the baby down, is drinking a cup of warm tea to soothe and relax you. Mind you, tea has a lot of caffeine so you have to choose the non-caffeinated choices. The best choices I have found are Passionfruit/Passiflora tea and Chamomile tea. I love mixing both teabags. It really relaxes me and within 20 minutes I’m out.
Hopefully, these tips will help you have smoother nights and you won’t dread your baby’s cries late into the night. Know that you can be with your little darling and will be able to fall asleep in no time!