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Getting a great night sleep is everything when you are a parent. It can be the biggest deciding factor in how you manage to get through your day: good or bad. As a mother to two boys I find myself always battling my sleep schedule, I have also managed to find a few great tricks to get myself to sleep and stay asleep when I am having a tough time. So here are my five tricks for helping you get that great night sleep you hope for on a more consistent basis!
When I sleep temperature plays a huge factor for me, I like to be cool enough in my room so I can still use my comfiest blanket. Having my big fluffy comforter is a big comfort for me and I love to feel cozy and snuggled in. Of course when I get too warm I love being able to stick one foot out without freezing. This is why I always make sure my room is cooler than the rest of the rooms in the house, especially during those warmer months. Being too hot at night and waking up in a sweat is a surefire way to get me to start my day around 4am, keeping it cool keeps me asleep longer and prevents me from tossing and turning.
I am very sensitive to scents and when my room smells more like my partners work cloths than it does clean laundry I know I need to do something about it. This is when I get busy cleaning up my space and tossing my partners things into a pile for them to clean. I will then open my windows, fluff my blankets, clean my sheets if needed and will spray my bedding with a mix of water and essential oils. This gives me the ability to change scents depending on my mood and can even use oils to help encourage calmness and sleep. This is a great way to really add a bit of peace to your bedroom in just a few minutes, no one wants to sleep in a place that smells more like a gym bag.
There has never been a night where I have slept well in a messy room. I always get the most sleep in a space with the least amount of chaos and I have to admit this is my biggest hurdle. Most parents I talk to end up having a room that is more of a storage space than a room. Filled with clutter, too much clothing and a blaring television. I do everything I can to keep the television out of the bedroom and I work diligently to keep my bedroom mess to a minimum. If nothing else my side of the bedroom is usually in decent state of affairs and I am happy with that. A clean space is a clear mind that isn’t easily made anxious, which means a better more restful sleep.
When my mood and emotions are playing a big role in how little sleep I am getting I know that I need to do something about it before I try to suffer through a sleepless night. I know I need to calm myself and refocus my mind to positive things to help soothe my anxiety. Meditation, even for a few moments, has been a huge help for me in terms of getting long restful sleeps. When the weight of the day seems like too much some simple long purposeful breathing can really help. That isn’t for everyone though, some need a more physical way to release those emotions and maybe a night run or quick workout would be better suited to helping you get a great night sleep.
Sometimes mood doesn’t have to do with your emotions but more so the mood of the room. Having a great relaxing bedroom space is so important and one of the ways I help encourage a peaceful space is through sound. That is where my new AuCuTee sleep therapy sound machine comes into play. This amazing creation comes with 10 different sounds that you can actually mix and match to cater your own perfect sleep track. It comes with a great sleep timer so you don’t have to waste that energy bill all night long but just long enough to fall asleep. Of course if you already have preferred sleep sounds this beauty has bluetooth capabilities so you can listen to whatever you like or even your favorite audiobook with ease. Another added perk is its wireless charging dock right on top so you can put your phone there just like an alarm clock and not have to worry about its charge the next day!
The AuCuTee sleep therapy sound machine has been the perfect thing for my sleep routine and I want to give you a chance to win one yourself! Enter to win below and you have until April 30th, 2018 to win one and get the great night sleep you have been dreaming about. Of course if you can’t wait you can always find them online HERE to get that great sleep now!