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How to fall asleep faster and stay asleep through the night

Are you having trouble sleeping? Grab these tips on how to get to sleep faster and stay asleep through the night.

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Everyone has trouble sleeping at different periods in their lives.  I know many new moms that are basically sleepwalking and if you have your babies close together then you are really struggling to get enough sleep.  

Sometimes you may be stressed out with family or work obligations.  Whatever the reason, it’s frustrating.  Many people start to feel anxiety about going to sleep.  It can be really hard to break the no sleep cycle.

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How to Sleep Better and How to Stay Asleep Through the Night

Here are some tips to help you go to get that better sleep you deserve.

Get hydrated

Make sure you get enough water during the day.  If you don’t, it can cause your nose and throat to dry out. That could cause to wake up and make snoring worse.

Stay away from caffeine

OK- I know this is not what you want to hear.  You wake up tired and you need some to get going.  Afternoon hits and you need a little pick me up.  Stay away from the caffeine!!  I’ve learned my that I can’t have any caffeine after noon or it keeps me awake at night.  It took me a long time to figure this out.  No matter how tired I am, I avoid it.  Caffeine can stay in your body a long time.

Exercise

I know you’ve heard this before, but it’s true.  Just taking a walk during your lunch can get energized for the rest of the day and help you sleep better at night.

Reduce screen time

If you are having trouble falling asleep,  getting off of a screen, TV included, can help a ton.  Doctors say that the blue light coming from screens can reduce the melatonin your brain makes. Try reading a book, doing some light chores, or painting your nails.

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Write out a list of to-dos

If you can’t fall asleep because you are thinking of all the things you have to get done, write it out.  Sometimes just getting it out on paper will help you let it go.  You don’t have to think about it anymore.  You won’t forget because you just wrote it out.

Watch what and when you are eating

Are you eating too late, too early, not enough of the right foods, too much sugar?  Take a look at your menu and try out some new things.  My family changed our dinner because my kids weren’t eating after their sports.  They weren’t sleeping well because they were hungry and waking up early.

Make your bedroom peaceful

When you walk in your bedroom are there tons of clothes, toys, and piles of junk?  Take a weekend and declutter.  Get it out of your bedroom.  Now when you go into your room it’s peaceful and inviting.  It will help you relax.  If you get on a roll, buy some new pillows or comforter to make it an inviting space.

Keep the kids out of the bedroom

This is my biggest thing.  All my kids,at one point, get up and get into bed with us.  As soon as that happens, I’m awake.  They wiggle and kick.  I can’t get back to sleep and if I do, then I get a kick to the back.  I don’t allow the kids in my bed at all.

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