Are you an exhausted mom, looking for tips to help you rest? Here are some items for better sleep as a busy mom.
When you’re a mom, it can be tough, if not impossible, to feel like you’re getting enough sleep. Especially if you have a young child and you’re having to get up several times at night.
I remember when my second child was born, I didn’t get more than 4 hours of sleep a night for the first year of his life. It was brutal! And exhausting. And sooo, so hard.
I felt like I barely survived that year, and while things have gotten much better since then, I still have the occasional night where my children wake up in the middle of the night crying. Or I lay in bed anxious over their well-being. Or, I just can’t sleep.
If you’re a busy mom who has a hard time sleeping, here are some items that might help.
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Items for Better Sleep When You’re a Busy Mom
Black Out Curtains
Where good sleep is concerned, making the room cool and dark is a must. Try black out curtains like these for better sleep.
If you can’t change your window coverings, invest in an inexpensive eye mask like this one. It’s natural silk and comes in several pretty colors.
To avoid dry skin and dry sinuses, invest in a good bedroom humidifier. I like this one because it comes completely apart for cleaning – something that’s essential for your health.
White Noise Machine
White noise machines aren’t just for baby’s rooms. Blocking out ambient noise with a white noise machine will help you drift off faster and help you stay asleep.
Blue Light Blocker
Blue light blocking glasses might seem an odd choice to improve your sleep, but blue light can prohibit your brain from triggering sleep. Put away electronics at a decent hour (say, an hour before bedtime) and wear blue blocking specs while you’re at work.
Gentle Alarm Clock
Consistent bedtime and rise times are important for quality sleep. It’s hard to be consistent sometimes, but try a gentle alarm clock like this that will wake you gently with sound and light so you won’t feel as groggy.
Bath time signals to your body that it’s time to strip off the stresses of the day and get sleepy. If you can’t make your own bath bombs (I have several easy tutorials right here on the site), treat yourself to these Made in the USA bath treats.
Just keep an eye on what they’re made of and keep it as natural as possible.
A treadmill? For quality sleep? Yep! Exercise (even for a short period of time) will tire you out which leads to sleep. Just don’t use it as a clothes rack.
Essential Oil Diffuser
Adding an essential oil diffuser to your bedroom, or even running it in the living room while you’re relaxing before bed, is helpful for a good night’s sleep. I find diffusing calming oils, like lavender, roman chamomile, and clary sage, are incredibly therapeutic.