Sleep is for winners

Hey readers,

As parents life can be challenging and emotional at the best of times. Sometimes, you feel like you have the whole world on your shoulders. One way especially in the earlier days as a parent for me to manage as a parent was making sure that I got a good nights sleep.

Firstly, how I helped myself get a good  night sleep was by making sure that I turned off all of my electronical devices in order to switch off your brain I believe is really vital.

Making sure the environment that you sleep is comfortable, such as getting the right temperature, comfortable mattress and reducing the amount of distractions in the bedroom.

It is important to do something to wind down to help you relax for bed. I am know for having an over active brain so I always make sure that I have a note pad by my bed to write down  all of my thoughts, making it easier for me to relax. Another tip would be to read a book as it helps get you into sleepy mood.

Some people enjoy a bath to help relax their muscles so they can be comfortable before bed.

I am also a huge fan of having music on when I go to sleep. Something that is calming and that will not make you think too much is always a winner for me.

Did you know a study done by Consumer Reports says that 68% of Americans struggle with sleep at least once a week. That’s approximately 164 million people. For Better Sleep Month Leesa, a online mattress company, want to help you get a better night sleep.

Below is an info-graph highlighting what happens when you are sleep and how your body works at different intervals depending on the time.

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As you can see visually through the graph sleep has a vital role to play in looking after your body. Obviously becoming comfortable and sleeping for longer periods has a much more positive result with getting better and deeper sleep (delta waves). This is important  because it allows the  body to repair muscles, tissues, stimulates growth and boost the immune system. Therefore allowing you to be more productive the following day which intern helps with productivity and happiness within your life.

Cheers for reading X

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30 thoughts on “Sleep is for winners

  1. This brings back the era when our twins started waking wanting food every two hours but not at the same time, no sooner was one asleep then the other was awake. All the books and advice on getting babies to sleep were for singletons. Seemed like forever at the time! #MMBC

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  2. Thanks, this is really interesting. Particularly find the diagram helpful. I also need to listen to something to go to sleep – for me its usually sports talk radio but gentke music works as well. Helps me stop negative thoughts intruding when I am trying to relax.

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  3. Thank you! I’ve been having a lot of trouble sleeping lately! As soon as I hit the bed all I can think about is everything I need to get done the next day OR everything I didn’t get done that day! I often find myself reaching for my phone which is obviously awful for me!!!
    I’m glad I have this to refer to now!

    #MMBC

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  4. This is really interesting….I am such a rubbish sleeper. I know I need time to wind down before bed but never quite find that time x
    #MMBC

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  5. When I get chance to read at home I would rather read books than a kindle. There’s something more copy when you use a book I think😋
    This reminded me of my boy who didn’t sleep at all until his 3third b’day! But now he’s a good sleeper – it can change!!
    #Mmbc

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    1. I agree, I love physical books, there is just magical about then,
      He never slept for 3 years, haha I know what you mean, that must of been solid. My eldest still wakes up four/five times but he is autistic has additional needs. Probably why I love sleep so much when I can get it 😉 X

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  6. Hi, I love a good nights sleep and it’s not until you have a good bedtime routine that you start to notice the benefits. I read every night just before I sleep as I find I can’t nod off if I don’t. A nice bath sounds the perfect sleep inducer too, but I can’t remember the last time I actually bathed!

    Thank you for linking up with the #MMBC.

    XX

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