Go to Sleep Mom!
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Sleep problems are common, and the reasons we struggle to sleep are likely to change throughout our lives, for instance, illness, work or having a baby are possible causes.
Be prepared. When you've got small kids, getting woken up in the middle of the night can be more the rule than the exception. Don't routinely go to bed at midnight, gambling on your two-year-old sleeping soundly. You're going to lose. In the long-run, you'll just keep piling on to your sleep debt.As little as 5 to 10 minutes of deep relaxation may help refresh you. You can learn relaxation techniques online, or go to the library for books or DVDs. Co-sleeping is a long-standing practice in which a baby sleeps close to their parents. Although many people believe that co-sleeping means a child is sleeping in the same bed as their parents, this isn’t necessarily true. While some co-sleeping families choose to share a bed, for others it simply means having a child sleep in their own bed in the same room as their parents.
If you're on your own, you could see if a friend or relative could stay with you for a few days so you can get more sleep. Understand your baby's sleep patternsTake naps. Although sleep experts advise against naps for most people with insomnia, they say sleep-deprived mothers should ignore that advice. Co-sleeping might result in less-independent children. Even though it’s normal to want to protect your kid at all times, they start to learn how to be independent from a very young age. Learning how to sleep alone and having their own space helps them become more self-reliant, and co-sleeping can slow this development. You can buy tablets or liquids (sometimes called sleeping aids) from a pharmacy that may help you sleep better.