Being a mother is tiring. Period. It doesn’t matter if your kids are 16 years old or 16 months old, they will keep you up at night. It is important for mothers to make their health a priority and take care of themselves through the stressful years of being mom. Following these sleep tips for mom could help make all the difference in your life. You are the best mom for your kids when you take care of yourself first!
This post is sponsored by Tuft & Needle, but all opinions are 100% my own.
Sleep Tips for Moms
Get a New Mattress
I know, I know. They can get pricey and it isn’t always ideal to spend a large chunk of money, but as soon as you have the money you need to invest in a quality mattress. I used to toss and turn all night because I couldn’t find the right spot to fall asleep in until we got a bed from Tuft & Needle. Their mattresses are VERY reasonably priced for the mattress world and it made all the difference in my sleep.
Even when my daughter would spend the night at her Grammy’s house I could never sleep in because my back would hurt so bad in the morning. I always thought it was just from laying down all night and now that we have a new mattress I know it was just the uncomfortable old one. I can sleep like a rock well into the morning now if I want to! Which is amazing!! We all need a day every now and then to sleep in and recharge.
Our king sized mattress was $750 and was delivered in just a few days. The reason why we went with Tuft & Needle was because they had great reviews with reasonable prices AND a 100 night return policy if we decided we didn’t like it. Which is not what happened.
I keep joking with Brandon that the mattress makes me sleepy on its own. I swear I can be wide awake and when my body hits the bed I could fall asleep instantly! Their company also has a 10 year warranty on the mattress you buy which is super comforting when making a larger purchase like this.
Take Time to Relax
Do something every night before bed to relax you and get you into the state of mind you need to be in to sleep well. For some women that may mean taking a bubble bath and for other it could be reading a book. Take your mind off of the every day stresses in your life so that you can sleep well.
It is incredibly difficult for me to fall asleep when my mind is racing about what I have to get done the next day. So one thing that I try to do on nights where I am having a hard time falling asleep is to sit down and write everything that is in my mind on a piece of paper.
Typically this comes out as a to do list for me. That way I don’t have to think about remembering to do something tomorrow, I can just remember to check my todo list in the morning. If it is on paper, it is out of my mind, and I can sleep better.
Use Essential Oils
I use essential oils to help me sleep and my daughter. My favorite oil for sleep or just relaxation in general is lavender! There are a few different ways that you can use lavender oil for sleep. I choose to diffuse it in my room. I usually turn the diffuser on as I am getting ready for bed or if I am not sleeping well I will get up and turn the diffuser on.
I also diffuse lavender in my daughters room at night. She thinks it is so cool to have a “smell good” in her room. When she was a baby I made a coconut oil and lavender sleep lotion and massaged her body in it every night before bed to help her sleep.
Develop a Routine
Set a bedtime for yourself! Recognize whether you need 6 hours or 8 hours to feel your best the next day and make sure you are getting that much sleep. I know with kids it can be difficult to always get a full night sleep, but setting a routine will help you both with your sleep patterns!
We follow a pretty strict bedtime routine for our toddler and it works so well for us to have her in bed every night by 8. That gives me enough time to focus on what I need to do in order to relax and get the sleep I need to be the best mom I can be the next day.
As a parent, a good night sleep is never guaranteed, but we can do different things to help us make the sleep we do get count!