Need some help with getting a good night of sleep? Read our top ten sleep tips...
We talk a lot about how babies disrupt your sleep in the early days (and years) of motherhood. But what if your children are finally sleeping through and you're still staring at the ceiling for hours in bed, unable to nod off?
Sleep is so precious when you're a parent, and there's nothing more frustrating than not being able to sleep when you're tired. There are many factors that may affect your night-time, from your environment to stress and food.
So what can you do to help you happily drift off? From The Sleep Coach Max Kirsten, here's top 10 tips for achieving a great night's sleep.
Make sure you develop a good sleep routine. Ideally try and go to bed at the same time every night when you can (obviously there will be times when you break your routine, such as a late night, or travel). It's useful to begin to wind down from life-admin like work and family-related emails many hours before bed. Have a hot bath or hot shower before bed as this has been shown to improve the speed at which you relax.