Do you ever feel like sleep is a fringe benefit? You’re not alone. More and more people struggle to catch their z’s. In fact, seven out of ten Americans suffer from a sleep disorder, and forty million people have not even been diagnosed with one.
Sleep is a Necessity, not a Perk
As a parent, I often feel like sleep can be put off. You know how it is. Kid is finally asleep, so it’s a good time to get house work done. Or maybe you use that time to take a shower, or work from home. Humans are the only mammal that willingly delay sleep, and we’re paying the price for it. We need to stop delaying our sleep. It’s a vital part of being healthy. After all, you’ll be a better parent with a few extra, and much-needed hours of sleep!
I know I need sleep, but I just can’t get it
If that statement sounds familiar there are a few things you can do to help get some well deserved sleep.
- try going to bed and waking at the same time every day (I know this doesn’t work for everyone, but if you can do this, it will help.)
- Limit naps to fifteen to twenty minutes in the early afternoon. (Okay, so I tell my husband this all the time. If you take a nap, and sleep too late, there goes your night sleep.)
- Keep your room dark.
- Fight evening drowsiness. So it’s around seven at night, and your eyes are falling closed. Get up. Do something mildly stimulating to delay the drowsiness. It will keep you awake longer so you can get a better, full night of sleep.
- Try a holistic approach. Before resorting to medications, try something more natural to catch those z’s. Lavender is known to be calming. Try taking a bath with lavender oil, or spritzing some on your bed.
Let’s talk more about a holistic sleep approach
Dr. Hall from The Hall Center™ has developed Sweet Sleep by BodySoftware. It’s a proprietary therapeutic formula that blends all natural ingredients to bring your hormones back to a natural balance, and help you get better sleep. For more information about Dr. Hall and her amazing supplements, head to her website. You can also follow The Hall Center on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.