Sleep a issue? Ideas from Women’s Health Magazine

This information is for new mothers as well as your new babies.  Women’s Health Magazine recently published an article that discussed Four Natural Tricks for Sleeping Better.  www.womenshealthmagazine.com

 

1.  Eat a few Carbs one hour before bed.  I would suggest an apple.  Carbs increase release of soothing seritonin into your body.

2.  Block out artifical light 1/2 hour before bed and don’t turn on lights if you get up to check baby or use bathroom.

3.  Make bedroom cool.  The optimal temperature is 68 degrees.

4.  Wear socks to bed. The warmth of socks causes blood vessels of feet to expand increasing blood flow, which aids the body’s cooling mechanism.

Number 4 is what really caught my attention. I have experienced manyocassions when babies are ready for sleep but just aren’t comfortable.   After adjusting everything such as suggested in the above article such as food, light, and temperature,  I would just suggest to hold their feet and the warmth from your hands would soothe them.   You also could put on a pair of socks, or the great p.j.’s with feet. 

 Now you have your baby without worries and now you too, can fall asleep.  

Don’t forget your Napcap for controlling the light and the distractions at sleep time!

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