Rise and shine. You deserve a better night’s sleep.
When I announced my pregnancy, the most common piece of advice I received was: “Get your sleep… now.” Of course, with becoming a parent lies the possibility of losing hours upon hours of sleep. Well, Joe and I scored pretty well within that department. At just two months old, Leo was doing his full nights. We relished in an entire night’s sleep early on in our parenting journey.
Regardless, there are still processes and steps that we take in order to get the right amount of shut-eye.
5 Tricks to a Better Night’s Sleep
It’s All About Routine
Babies thrive on routine and your sleeping pattern should be the same. Get accustomed to going to bed at the same time every night. This also goes for waking up: rise and shine at the same hour every single day.
Get lost in a good book. Nothing else gets my eyelids feeling heavier than reading in bed.
If you find yourself tossing and turning, avoid bright lights. TVs off, cell phones put away… you’ll find yourself having a better night’s sleep.
Joe and I have always respected each other’s sleep preferences. We openly discuss what our likes/dislikes are regarding bedtime routines. Joe prefers the left side of the bed, whereas I don’t mind either one. If Joe has a snoring phase, he’ll find solutions ASAP to ensure I get a sufficient amount of rest.
A Made-Up Bed
I make a conscious effort to make my bed every morning. It’s just so much more inviting to crawl into a clean bed with neatly folded sheets and fluffed-up pillows.
What does your sleep routine look like? What steps do you take to ensure a better night’s sleep?