Mummy says… There are times when I struggle to sleep, especially in this warm weather. There are so many people who suffer with sleep problems, maybe because they have a newborn baby (been there, done that!), or they may work shifts, or are a carer. I have some great tips to help you sleep if you suffer too.
Hear are a few ways to help ease your body into a more restful sleep.
Investing in a Sleep Chair
There are many times when it can be hard to fall asleep after a tough day at work because your mind is still racing, even though you feel exhausted. A great way to get more sleep is to relax in a sleep chair until you feel your body and mind start to feel more and more tired and restful.
The Perfect Sleep Chair allows you to sit up and watch television or read a book until your body and mind fully relax. The chair provides warm massaging to relax your muscles and can be reclined to a completely flat position to create a comfortable sleeping option thanks to the zero-gravity design. Your body will feel weightless and comfortable at all times. How lovely would this be in your baby’s nursery when feeding during the night?
Clear Your Mind with Meditation
If you want to give your mind a break and allow you to get into the deepest relaxation that you can, you may want to consider meditating before you fall asleep. Meditation is not difficult to do. Close your eyes and focus on your breathing. Breath slow, deliberate breaths and try to not focus on any one thought. Focusing on your breath allows you to clear your mind and start to feel overall peace.
Calm Yourself Inside and Out
There are many times when the hustle and bustle of a busy shift can keep your body feeling wound up and tense. A great way to calm yourself from the inside out is to sip a warm glass of herbal tea. There are some herbs, such as Chamomile and Valerian root that have been clinically proven to help with insomnia and improve sleep.
Steep the tea in hot water for a few minutes and then add some honey to the tea to make it even more soothing. Be sure to check the labels of any tea you are considering to make sure that they are caffeine free before buying them.
Relax Your Body with Yoga
Yoga has been shown to be able to help the muscles of the body stretch and relax after a long day at work.
Taking the time to a do a few basic yoga stretches before laying down to go to bed can help to relax the muscles and help to keep your legs from cramping throughout the night.
You may not notice a difference in your sleep right away, but over time you should definitely see a difference. Try to be consistent with the tips provided above and you should start to feel a difference within a few weeks. Getting plenty of restful sleep will help you feel refreshed so that you can have the energy you need to provide your patients with the best care that you possibly can.
Do you have any tips to help you sleep?