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Top 5 Tips for Moms to Get More Sleep

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There are a million and one reasons why an active mom needs to catch a proper amount of shuteye. Here are the the top five tips for moms to help us get a better night's sleep:

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1) Make sleep a priority.
Put yourselves first, moms! Scratch that 12:00 AM laundry-folding session, and get to bed instead. Rest keeps moms healthy.

2) Make your bedroom a place for sleep and sex ONLY.
Keep the bedroom a strictly "Do Not Disturb" zone. Leave the TV and BlackBerry off and out.

3) Eat an early dinner.
It's noted that if you finish eating at least 2 to 3 hours before your regular bedtime, you will have given your body plenty of time to digest.

4) Avoid caffeine after midday.
Avoiding those midafternoon lattes should allow you to sleep better at night.

5) Absorb sunlight during the day.
In moderation, sunlight is a great thing -- and it can even help refresh you and remind your brain about day versus night.

Check out six more great tips to help moms get better sleep at LilSugar.com.

Text via LilSugar.com.


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4 comments so far | Post a comment now
Anonymous March 27, 2010, 7:52 AM

What are supposed to do if you have a husband that snores?

tired mom March 28, 2010, 8:30 AM

What if, like “most” moms, you have KIDS? The reasons I’m not getting enough sleep have nothing to do with sunlight, caffeine, or a TV in the bedroom. I don’t get enough sleep because I have a six month old who wakes up to nurse several times a night, and a toddler who gets up early, and a six year old who doesn’t stop talking from the moment he gets up. How about some useful tips for us moms?

renee April 18, 2010, 6:38 AM

what about the moms who work 2 jobs,have to cook, clean etc? how about some tips for getting it all done without being exausted all the time.

darcy May 24, 2010, 9:10 PM

1. who the hell uses a black berry anymore?!

2. i like reading to my kids in my room and going to sleep with them they often have trouble sleeping!

3. i usually work during the night so i like to eat at night usually my husband takes the kids to school i pick them up when i usually wake up


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