Tips to Help New Moms to Get Some Sleep

Being a new mom is not a piece of cake. There are so many difficulties you have to face. Most importantly first few months are so much hectic for you as sleep schedule becomes dismissed. As other moms are not giving attention their sleep doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t also. You must take sleep seriously. Otherwise it’ll fell a great effect on your health condition and every day’s routine. Babies are so much active and they don’t get a long time sleep for the first few months. But you shouldn’t consider your sleep for this. So, you have to follow some tactics to get some sleep for staying refreshed and not like Zombies!

Catch a Nap: As a new mom and if your baby’s sleep schedule is not fixed then there is no alternative of short naps when possible. 20-30 minutes naps will easily help you to feel refreshed and you can continue your work for a long time without feeling weak or sleepy. Not only new moms but also most of the people take benefits from afternoon nap. But remember that you shouldn’t fall sleep after 2 or 3 p.m.


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Turn Down the TV/PC Monitor: Though you are assuming that your baby has fallen asleep that doesn’t mean you’ll turn on your laptop, phone or TV! Babies are very active sleepers and they can wake up from a pin drop sound. Whereas the light comes from those things can be a reason for waking them up. Try to keep them asleep as long as possible to get some sleep for you too

Shift Work: It can be beneficial for both of you and your hubby. Rather than both are getting fragmented sleep, divide your routine and look after your baby by shift working. For example, you can take the responsibility of feeding or caring your little one from 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. and give babies responsibility to your hubby from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m. It can be beneficial for both of your sleep schedule.

Shift Work: It can be beneficial for both of you and your hubby. Rather than both are getting fragmented sleep, divide your routine and look after your baby by shift working. For example, you can take the responsibility of feeding or caring your little one from 10:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m. and give babies responsibility to your hubby from 2:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m. It can be beneficial for both of your sleep schedule.

Early to Bed: If you can make a routine of sleeping early then there is a chance of not having stay awake till midnight. The reason behind it is child can sleep 5-6 hours at a time at night. So, if you can make him sleep between 11 p.m.-12 a.m. then it is assumed that he’ll stay sleepy till morning. And you’ll also be able to get a sleep of 5-6 hours along with him.


Stay in a Separate Room: Though this is a good idea but it is only applicable if your child becomes a toddler. Then you can keep him with his daddy keeping his foods and diapers along with him. It’ll help your hubby to feed him immediately when he wakes up. And when you’ll stay in a separate room there will be no worry of feeding him. So, you’ll be able to take rest peacefully. But don’t do it regularly then it’ll fell effect on your hubby’s health. You can stay separate only twice or thrice in a week.

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Take a Road Trip with Baby: In every week you can take your little one to a road trip whether it can be your mom’s house or other relatives. This gives the opportunity to both of you and your hubby to take some rest. For example, if your go to your mom’s house then she will always want your baby to be with her. So, you’ll be free to get some sleep. Since you and your little one is not at home your hubby will get more time to rest. And it’s really necessary for both of you.

Get Help from Friends and Family: When you get a new child at home friends and relatives from closer or distant place come to see him. So, don’t miss out this advantage. If anybody wants to take care of the child or gives you a hand for organizing his clothes or other things then never say no. Don’t try to be a “Supermom”.  Taking helping hands from friends and family members are good for your health. You also get some time to rest.

Deep Breathing Techniques: You are trying to fell asleep with your baby but can’t? Then you should follow this technique strictly. Doctors always recommend taking deep breath when you’ll not be able to sleep. Deep breathing cools down your mind and concentrates on getting slumber. It removes all other tensions from your brain. So, it’s really a very effective way to get sleep fast.

Sleep when your baby sleeps: It can be great idea if you can do it. But you can sleep with your baby only if he sleeps for a longer time. Otherwise, short time sleep will make you more weak and uncomfortable. That’s why make your baby a habit of sleeping for a long period so that you can get some sleep with him. Before going to bed with him finish all your works so that there is nothing to do after his sleep. And you’ll also be able to take a peaceful slumber.

Make a Sleep Schedule: Making sleep schedule for your baby is very important. When you’ll make a schedule for him he’ll feel asleep only on those times. And after he is asleep you’ll also be free to take some rest. Make this schedule according to your own benefits so that it doesn’t hamper your resting time.

 

Use White Noise Machine: You have probably heard the name of white noise as al of us has seen it on the TV screen when the signal was gone. Using white noise machine is a good idea for keeping your child asleep for a long time. Little children like the sound of white noise very much and it makes them feel more comfortable. So, don’t waste your time and grab a white noise machine for your beloved one today. It will help both of you to get some sleep.

 

For new moms it’s really very difficult to take sufficient slumber. Still you have to manage to have some rest so that you can stay healthy. Otherwise, you’ll not be able to do any work all the daylong and feel drowsy. So, besides looking after babies keep an eye on you too.

 

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