So you FINALLY have your little one sleeping better and on their own, but you can't seem to get decent sleep!
I've heard this so many times and I sometimes can't get to bed early enough. Just like babies, the same goes with adults.....later bedtime doesn't really mean you'll wake up later in the morning. And with a baby or toddler, that's not always even feasible. Sometimes shutting your brain off with everything going on in our head is HARD and can result in not falling asleep fast enough or struggling to stay asleep.
It's just as important for moms to get good sleep as it is for our children. We need the rest, our body needs time rest, and our minds need time to rest.
Some of my favorite tips to help with getting decent sleep are:
Get off your device at least an hour before bed. THIS ONE IS HARD. I LOVE scrolling through my phone in bed but it's so easy to get sucked in and before you know it, an hour has passed! An hour you could've used towards sleep.
Exercise- research says it doesn't impact your sleep too much but should be done 90-120 minutes before you go to sleep.
Read a book or magazine rather than going to your phone.
Create your own routine just like you do with your child. Signals to the brain are beneficial for all of us.
Room environment- keep your room at a comfortable temperature, create a relaxing mood, and TRY not to work in your sleep space.
Internal clock- if we can help our little ones adjust their body clock, we can do the same for ourselves! Train your body to go to sleep at the same time and wake up at the same time everyday. This can take some time, but it can be done.
Moms are beyond busy with the day-to-day tasks, but we can't forget to take care of ourselves. We won't be any good to ourselves, our spouse, or our children if we aren't rested. We know lack of QUALITY sleep has so many effects on us, so take it step-by-step. YOU GO THIS!!