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Sleep is important in accomplishing your goals each day. I read a study that most people don’t get enough sleep and even those who don’t get enough sleep, but don’t realize they are tired, perform far worse on tests. It just goes to show that everyone needs a good night’s sleep. It is so important.
According to WebMD, “Sleep Deprivation Can Lead to Serious Health Problems. Sleep disorders and chronic sleep loss can put you at risk for:
- Heart disease
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
- Irregular heartbeat
- High blood pressure
Here are 5 surprising ways to help Mom get a good night’s sleep.
1- Wear socks to bed.
It is really hard for me to do this, I remember watching Dr. Oz on The Oprah Show & he said that it helps people sleep better… who knew? So, try it… get your shower, put on your comfy PJ’s and a pair of socks and hop into that bed.
Ps- I always put socks on our baby, ever since I watched that episode. (The logic behind it is that when our feet are cold, we don’t sleep as well.)
2- Get a Bed Jet
My friend, Jen, told me about her BedJet. I think her exact words were “I’ve never slept so well in my entire life”. lol!! I reached out to them and they sent me a Bed Jet to try. Ok… sold! We love it! The BedJet cools you by sending a quiet stream of air into your bed. You can have it under your bed or set it near your bed, like this…
Warning: Your kids might want to snuggle in your bed every day, because they will think it’s the coolest thing ever. Well- mine do, anyway. They’ve added it to their Christmas List! (You think I’m kidding… I’m not). 🙂
Check out this video:
3- Turn the AC down just a bit.
Most people sleep better when the room is a little colder. I love to sleep in a chilly room and then cover up with our down comforter, so I am cozy under the covers.
4- Nap between 1-3
I’m not a napper, but my husband could nap every day if given the chance. hahaha! Since our circadian rhythm makes us feel the most alert in the morning (usually between 7-9am), it starts to drop around 11:00, so taking a nap between 1 & 3 could help. Try to stick to 30 minutes.
5- Write down your problems.
Write them down before bed, so you don’t have to worry about them. As Scarlett says… “I’ll think about that tomorrow.”