I participated in an Influencer Activation on behalf of Influence Central for the National Sleep Foundation. I received a promotional item to thank me for my participation.
As a mom to two younger kids and an at-home job as a blogger, I honestly suffer from sleeping issues. Work-at-home moms and I suppose outside the home moms all suffer from the guilt of not spending enough time with kids. Now that my son is in school part time I have been working those three hours in the morning. Then, I usually finish the work after the kids go to bed. That way I am not on my laptop all day working when the kids are home.
My Personal Sleeping Issues
Late nights and early mornings are my new normal it seems. When I go to bed, I am exhausted but usually catch up on Instagram or Facebook, occasionally I’ll even stream a television show. When I do sleep, it is usually not a deep sleep. I am tossing and turning all night. I keep telling my husband I just can’t catch up on sleep. I am so tired. Can any of you relate? Please tell me I am not the only way who is suffering from sleeping issues.
Sleeping Issues? Visit Beyond Tired
I found a great resource this week – Beyond Tired. This website has inspired me to get more sleep. You can find highlighted stories of four insomnia sufferers and you can follow them on their journey. Real people. Real stories. Just like mine. I love it! Zac is super busy and isn’t getting enough sleep. You can see his videos and posts at Beyond Tired.
Are you suffering from sleeping issues? So many people suffer from insomnia, you are not alone! In fact, in the United States 70 million+ people are affected by one or more symptoms of insomnia.
The National Sleep Foundation recommends between 7 and 9 hours for adults. I know I am not getting that much sleep. No wonder why I’ve been telling my husband that I feel like I can never catch up. I really am so tired.
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Four ways I am Trying to Get More Sleep
Based on my own personal sleep issues and insomnia. These are the ways that I am practicing to get more sleep each night:
- Instead of IG and FB at bedtime, I’d like to do something relaxing, like reading or a bath. No more electronic devices in bed with me.
- I will quit eating earlier in the evening.
- No caffeine consumption in the late afternoon.
- More activity during the day.
What could you do to get more sleep at night?
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About the National Sleep Foundation
National Sleep Foundation is dedicated to sharing the positive benefits of sleep health. Learn more about how you can feel better and start improving your sleep today at http://sleepfoundation.org/. If you get the chance you must visit their interactive sleep website: Sleep.org. It’s really well done with insights into science, lifestyle, age and more!
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