How many mum’s out there for one reason or another has had a bad nights sleep? Teething, nightmares, illnesses, are three main ones I can think of but it isn’t just about the children. Snoring; feeling too hot or too cold and if you’ve drank way too much water any of these can make for a restless sleep.
A good nights sleep is vital for many things; your energy, your mood and it is now linked to our eating habits. So whilst this blog isn’t about helping you get off to sleep, (I’ve wrote about that before), this blog is to help you the morning after a restless night and to help you get the most out of your day.
Here are some Top Tips that I took from an article
- Climb the stairs; 10 minutes of walking the stairs can give you more energy than drinking half a cup of coffee
- If you do need and rely on that caffeine boost avoid it in the afternoon or you’ll be having another restless night
- Eat within an hour of waking for both an energy and mood boost; however avoid the sugary cereals. Oats or eggs are ideal.
- Don’t hit the snooze button, you’ll feel groggy once awake and will have wasted valuable time
- If you’re struggling have a mid afternoon nap but no more than 30 minutes or you’ll not be tired for your evening sleep
- Stick to a regular schedule and let your body adjust
- Get some fresh air and consider a walk, as they say blow the cobwebs away
Please do let me know if you have found this of value and feel free to share or get in touch if you can add a top tip to it. As a busy mum and FT carer I’m always looking to connect with others and you can connect with me via linktr.ee/shaz_crowley.
Until next week, sleep well