Since I blog I seldom get complete hours of sleep which is 7-9 hours according to health experts, much more now that I am beholden to wake up as early as 4:30am to prepare breakfast because hubby and RJ leaves the house early. Six hours of sleep is the most I can have every night and I would be very lucky to have an additional 30 minutes. So last Sunday afternoon, when I got the chance to take a nap, I did take a nap. I do not know if you can still call it a nap because according to dictionary, nap is a short period of sleep during daytime. Mine was 5 hours (2pm-7pm), too long for a nap, huh? If hubby didn’t wake me up for dinner, then maybe I’d still be asleep until morning. Hooray! It was the best daytime sleep I had in my entire life I guess and one of my bests Mom-me time.
Having comfortable sleeping spaces is vitally important. It is good to invest on a quality bed because you spend about 33% of your day (8 hours) on top of it. Quality beds need not be expensive. There are quality comfortable beds for sale, a bed that will give you the correct support and comfort, and provide you with a healthy space to sleep. It also makes sense to check your bed size. You should have enough room to stretch and turn comfortably, including with a bedmate present.
Also make sure that your sleeping area is clean, comfortable and very conducive for sleeping. It should be peaceful and quiet, ventilation should also be considered. When it’s time to sleep, make sure that your environment is dark. Heavy shades can help block light from windows, or you can try an eye mask to cover your eyes. If you must read before sleeping, use a small wattage bulb instead of a normal one because that can stimulate you.
Avoiding intake of food and drinks with stimulants like coffee, tea, chocolate, sugar, few hours before you go to bed can also help to sooth your mind. Nicotine and alcohol should be avoided as well for they can reduce the quality of sleep.
A good night sleep is one thing in this world that I will not trade in for a treasure. For sure you will agree with me. Hope these tips could help you. Have a good night sleep everyone!