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The Essentials: How To Sleep Like A (Tired) Baby

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The idea of sleeping like a baby isn’t a myth. In fact, if you plan it right, you could get a good night’s rest just like a tired baby.

By simply having the essentials handy, you’ll be sleeping like never before. With the right bed, comfortable sheets and a good book, I can promise you your sleeping habits will improve.

I know this because I actually gave it a try.

After months of late nights trying to get ahead of the workload, I managed to convince myself to change my sleeping habits.

Staying up until 3 am knowing I needed to be up and running by 6 am wasn’t healthy. If I was going to make a change, then I needed to start with my schedule and improve my eating habits.

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Making The Right Changes

Change is good, but it doesn’t always come easy. For some, it’s all about making gradual steps to reach their goal. For others, it’s about waking up one day and deciding that whatever they were doing before just isn’t working anymore.

I’m somewhere in between. On most days, I plan out how I’ll tackle something new. However, there are days when I want to cut something out of my life for good — and those bad sleeping habits were on the list.

Comfort is everything when you’re looking to make necessary changes in your life. When I thought about my sleeping pattern I remembered we had an old foam mattress that had experienced a number of stains from our boys — milk, juice, medicine and even urine.

Cleaning a foam mattress isn’t the easiest, so I decided to try the Leesa mattress I kept seeing on social media. I was impressed after having it for one night. Although it isn’t as soft as our previous mattress, it’s got a combination of firm and soft — firm where it needs to be and soft enough to bring on the comfort.

Right now, the Leesa mattress I have is 10% off its original price. You can even finance your Leesa mattress with affirm 0% APR financing as low as $29/month.

The product is made in the US and the company offers in-home delivery and setup is also available. Leesa even lets you try their mattress for 100 nights during their risk-free trial.

How To Refresh Your Mattress

Hygiene is key when you’re looking to get a good night’s rest. No matter how much you scrub yourself clean, you’ll never feel your best before bedtime if your mattress and sheets haven’t been refreshed.

I’ve been cleaning my mattress for years now with Febreze Fabric Refreshner. Recently, the brand launched a Peppermint and Rosemary scented line that makes you feel fresh and clean throughout the night.

Although I daily spray all the mattresses in our home with Febreze, I do like to change the sheets weekly (sometimes three times a week, depending on any bed-wetting issues).

Choosing Comfortable Bed Sheets

I recently discovered mircofleece bed sheets and I’ve been obsessed with them ever since. Not only are they soft, but they fit the form of our foam mattress.

BONUS tip: Microfleece bed sheets are a lot like jersey-styled ones, but thinner. If you live in a tropical area, then I suggest looking into microfleece bed sheets.

The Best Reads Before Bed

Sometimes we like to turn on the TV and catch up on Netflix shows. Although that’s been a good way to catch up on shows we can’t watch in front of the kids, the light from the TV isn’t helping us properly rest. In fact, it makes you even more tired when you go to sleep. If you sleep with the TV on, that could be an issue as well.

Our minds are always working, and it’s probably not a good idea to keep the TV running as it triggers thoughts into your mind. I’ve had the worst dreams after my husband left one of his crime shows running at night.

If you’re into crime and mystery, then I recommend leaving that for another time during the day. You want to read inspirational books/articles before bed that allows your mind to feel at ease.

This is when I read books that are business related and help me develop strategies for the next day. Most times I have a notepad next to me when I read books or a highlight with a pen.

How do you prepare for bed?

Former B2B editor and marketing manager turned Family & Lifestyle blogger. Fatima is passionate about life and being social. When she isn't running around with her husband, three kids, and two pups, Fatima helps other bloggers and local businesses with their online marketing strategy. If you have any questions or would like to connect, feel free to reach out via email: tima@motherhoodthroughmyeyes.com

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