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Reclaiming my Sleep: 10 Tips for Better Sleep Tonight

Listen, good sleep can change your life! The National Sleep Foundation, which provides the recommendations for sleep, says that adults need 7-9 hours of sleep per night. Our Health relies on getting good sleep and making sure that you have the right tools to do it, makes a difference.

About a month ago, I noticed that I was not sleeping as well as I used to. Now, as a busy mom, sleep is IMPERATIVE to me being able to function during the day. But I would find myself tossing and turning all night, constantly checking my alarm clock or just plain uncomfortable. I did some research and decided that I needed to change a few things.  I’m happy to say that in the last few weeks, I’ve gotten better sleep than I have in YEARS.  Just what this mama needed.

Since sharing is caring, here are

10 Tips For Better Sleep

 

Looking for better sleep? Try this tips for better sleep tonight.

1.Develop a Routine

My first step was to develop a bedtime routine. Your body needs time to wind down from the day. My routine includes a shower, a little time writing in my journal and writing my to do list for the next day.

2.Put Away the Devices.

I listed this one as number one because I am famous for “checking on last email”, reading the news on my phone, or scrolling Facebook or Instagram. But in the last few weeks, I have made a conscious effort to put down my devices at least 30 minutes before I hop into bed.

3. Read a Book

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Sometimes, even after my bedtime routine is complete, I still need to quiet my brain. I’ve found that books do this.

4. Drink herbal Tea

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That’s MILK in my tea!

Yes, even I drink tea! I’ve found that a nice warm cup of non-caffeinated herbal tea does help relax my mind.

5. Give up the Afternoon Cup of Coffee

This one was the hardest. Now I’m a nurse, so I can fall asleep 30 minutes after I have a cup of coffee if I need to. But I won’t sleep well. I know that, and so I’ve started eliminating any caffeine after 3 pm. Caffeine effects everyone differently, so figure out when you can have your last cup and still sleep well.

6.Start your Day with Exercise

When I exercise in the morning or sometime during the day, I always sleep better at night. In fact, I’m out as soon as my head hits the pillow.

7. Wake Up at the Same Time Everyday

Just like I have a bedtime routine, waking up at or near the same time every day seems to help my body know when to sleep. This is the hardest one for me, and I’m still working on it. Because really, I just don’t want to wake up at 4 am on the weekends too.

8.Turn off all the lights

Electronics, street lights, lamps: turn them all off. Light at night keeps us from sleeping deeply.

9.Keep it cool

I cannot sleep hot. Even in the winter,I want to be cozy, but not warm.

10. Get A new Mattress/Pillows/Comforter

Listen. CDub and I got a brand new mattress the February after we got married…12 years ago.

It was PAST time for a new mattress. After doing some research, we decided to go with the Tomorrow Sleep Mattress

 

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Their Hybrid Mattresses combine the best aspects of both foam and innerspring beds.  All of their beds provide the perfect balance of comfort and support with memory foam on the top and a stabilizing coil system beneath. We got the Medium Firm Mattress because C Dub has back problems from playing football and I can sleep on anything. In the past two weeks, I have gotten some of the best sleep of my life.

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We also got the Tomorrow Sleep Comforter . It’s an all-season lofty comforter designed to help keep you at just the right temperature as you sleep.I love how it feels lightweight but still manages to be warm on cool nights and cool on warm nights.

Hopefully these tips for better sleep will help YOU get a better night’s sleep!  And JUST for my readers, Tomorrow Sleep is providing a $100 off code for anyone who is like me and needs a new Tomorrow Sleep Comforter or Tomorrow Sleep Comforter.   Just Type in EYECANDY100 when completing your order.

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Tomorrow Sleep. The opinions and text are all mine.

 

  • Reply
    Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle
    September 19, 2017 at 12:20 pm

    These are all great tips! I’ve found that I sleep very well when I exercise. I’ve actually started exercising daily, and I sleep like a baby now!

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    Vera Sweeney
    September 19, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    I am so bad about my devices. As an entrepreneur, I am absolutely joined at the hip with my phone and tablet, and that sometimes leads to me not sleeping very well.

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    Jeni Hawkins
    September 19, 2017 at 1:09 pm

    Awesome tips! I need to wake up and go to bed at the same time every night. I don’t – but I need to! I’ve done all of these, and they really are a smarter way to get better rest.

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    Jeanette
    September 19, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    These are all great tips. I think one of my biggest downfalls is my phone. I try not to look at it after 9 o’clock but that doesn’t always work. I do know I have insomnia and I’m wondering if this is part of the reason.

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    Susi
    September 19, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    I will have to check that comforter out. I’ve been in the market for a new one. I get so hot at night and I hate it.

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    Connie
    September 19, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Great tips. I find I sleep better when it’s cooler in my room.

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    Elizabeth L
    September 19, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    These are great tips for a better nights sleep. It really is important that you are getting the right amount of quality sleep in a night!

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    Gingermommy
    September 19, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    I swear there are so many people out there that do not take the quality of their sleep seriously. If you are not getting a good nights sleep, then you are going to be far less productive. Great tips.

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    Nancy at Whispered Inspirations
    September 19, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    Starting your day with exercise is a great way to get into a routine. If you are in a routine your body knows when it is time to sleep and when it is time to get up and allows you a far better nights rest. GREAT TIPS!

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    Kathy
    September 19, 2017 at 8:34 pm

    These are all great tips. I don’t know why, but ever since school started for my daughters, I’ve been going to bed at an earlier time. I’m glad to be getting better sleep now.

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    Amy Desrosiers
    September 19, 2017 at 8:47 pm

    I keep my phone out of my bedroom too. The last thing I want at night is my phone buzzing!

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    brianne
    September 19, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    I so need a good nights sleep! I’m always up way past my bedtime and then wake in the middle of the night too!

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    Dawn Lopez
    September 19, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    A good night’s sleep is just SO important. I had to learn to put down the devices an hour before bedtime and I noticed a huge improvement.

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    Lisa Bristol
    September 19, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    I have been sleeping a lot better since I stopped bringing my phone to bed with me. I made sure there was no light in my room so it is totally dark.

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    TColeman
    September 19, 2017 at 9:41 pm

    These are some really great tips. I normally have such a hard time getting to sleep, so going to give some of these a try.

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    Jenn Mitchell
    September 19, 2017 at 9:43 pm

    Keeping it cool is what I have to do too. I hate being hot at any point when I am trying to sleep.

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    Pam
    September 19, 2017 at 9:54 pm

    I need to try drinking an herbal tea. I just have trouble winding down at night.

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    Sarah
    September 19, 2017 at 11:23 pm

    This mattress sounds lovely! We need a new mattress so bad. I”m sure a new one would help my husband and I sleep better.

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    Toni | Boulder Locavore
    September 20, 2017 at 12:33 am

    These are really great tips! Will definitely try these for a better sleep! 😀

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    krystal
    September 20, 2017 at 10:13 am

    Herbal tea is a good one! I know that I need to take more time to relax so that I can sleep better.

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