One of the most typical troubles that a new mom faces could be irregular sleep schedules. Though people assume that there are very few ways to tackle this problem, we have lined up some best practices that a new mom could try to get her beauty sleep!
➢ Let other family members do the night shifts!
There are different opinions and views on how people prefer sleeping. Some are entirely okay with staying up all night, while some of them need a good sleep only during the night and not at any time, while some of them can sleep anywhere at any time! All the new moms who prefer sleeping at night and feel comfortable at night only can ask their husband or mother or mother-in-law or any one of their family members to take over the baby if they wake up during the night. You can store the milk in a feeding bottle if you are bottle feeding, or you can also feed your breast milk in a bottle and save it up for the night!
➢ Even though you can’t sleep, lie down and relax for a while!
Sometimes, lying down can solve all tensions in our lives, be it for a new mom or anyone! If you are not sleepy, make sure you lie down on your couch or sofa or bed while you just relax and scroll through Instagram. This will help you to have your “me” time!
➢ Let ‘coffee’ be your guest for once in a while or so!
It is said that consuming coffee regularly can refrain you from sleeping when you get ready to take a nap or sleep. A coffee might be relaxing and the most needed one, but make sure you don’t rely on it entirely!
➢ Let your baby be close to you!
Another way to nurse your infant while trying to get some good sleep could be to keep your baby close to you. This will not want you to get up repeatedly, make the baby calm, feed it, and so on. Also, you do not wish to touch the cold floor of your home!
➢ Avoid guests who try to double up your work!
When friends and family often visit you and the baby and just try to double up the work, refrain from welcoming them, and just avoid them. If friends and family accompany you with the household chores and do not burden you much but care about you, receive them!
➢ Keep in mind that sleepless nights are not a forever thing!
This could be one of the ways to tackle irregular sleep schedules; acknowledge yourself that there is an end to this too, and you will indeed have a good and proper sleep schedule that you used to have before!