Sleep Tips for Mum and Dad

Sleep Tips for Mum and Dad

1. Digital detox before bed

If possible try getting away from electronics least 1 hour before bed. Just like you do for your babe, try creating a relaxing sleep routine for yourself. Try reading a few pages of a book before bed, instead of scrolling your phone.

2. Check your sleep environment

Is your bedroom a place you can relax? If needed de-clutter your room, your unfolded laundry does not need to be in there. Sleep for you and your partner is the priority (even if it has to be in seperate spaces for a bit). Sufficient sleep can contribute to a healthy relationship, especially with a newborn in the house.

3. Caffeine is not a substitute for sleep

There is nothing wrong with a coffee to put a little pep in your step. But remember if you drink it to stay awake, chances are it will also stop you falling asleep. Be mindful to ensure your last coffee is far enough away from bed time.

4. Sleep deprivation is real

Remember that sleep deprivation has been used as a form of torture. With a newborn in the house, sleep deprivation can be a real risk. Never underestimate the power of a cat nap and/ or for asking for help if you need it. It takes a village to raise Mum and Dad, just as it takes a village to raise a child. 

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