Here are some tips I learnt, this will help you get more sleep and give you some working techniques to make the short-term relax reduction easier to bear. You might call it a Lifestyle Abilities Instructor.
- Take naps to supplement your evening time relax. Until your child sleeps through the night, snoozes can help you endure. Take a nap when your child drops sleeping during the day.
- Solicit your husband’s help! You can also relax more if your husband (or partner) brings the baby to you in the evening for nursing.
- If you’re using a bottle, ask someone else to cover the first evening time feeding.
- Understand your body and when you tend to relax. Plan around it if possible. (I know it’s easier said than done)
Ways to make up for loss of sleeping:
- Meditate. If you have trouble sleeping or there’s no time for a nap, try some silent relaxation.
- Eat healthy. You can improve your sleep by avoiding excessive caffeine or alcohol. Drink lots of water!
- Gentle exercises. If your doctor says it’s safe to exercise, a gentle workout may help you sleep better. You can find resources online or at your local library.
- Take showers. A simple warm shower can help you feel refreshed. A few minutes under the shower and a change of clothes can help you feel more awake.
Being a new mother is a joyful and enriching experience. Work at getting the quality sleep you need and look forward to many happy years with your new baby. Relax and enjoy, with a life skills trainer, there is nothing to worry about.