Congratulations on your new baby! You are doing it great as a new mom, but are you doing justice to your well-being. We understand how hard it is to care for a small baby. But at the same time, you need to take care of yourself too. Do you remember the last time you had proper sleep? Probably not, right? It is essential that you take a proper sleep, especially in the first few months after the delivery, not only for your sanity but for your safety as well.
Sleep deprivation can put you at risk for many health problems including diabetes, obesity and heart diseases. Having proper sleep will help you get a higher energy level for taking care of yourself, your family and your little bundle of joy. Listed here are the sleeping tips that might help you get as much sleep as possible.
- Sleep when you’re Baby Sleeps
Any experienced mom will tell you to take a nap when your baby sleeps. This is one of the best ways to beat postpartum sleep deprivation. When baby sleeps don’t involve yourself in other chores. Remember, everything can wait, but not the baby.
Don’t care about the daily chores, or to make phone calls or clean a messy house. Always keep in mind that nothing is more important than your health.
- Note, You Will Definitely Hear Your Baby’s Cry
All the moms are in sync with their baby’s crying. Many moms don’t sleep due to the fear that they won’t be able to attend to their baby when they cry. If you are concerned about it that the nursery is far away from your bedroom, buy a monitor and keep it aside you. Remember, your baby is safe and it’s OK if he/she cries for a few minutes before you hear it.
- Orthopedically correct Mattress
Majority of the new moms faces back pain issues. Ensure that you are getting proper back and spine support while resting. You can optimize your sleep by selecting an orthopedically correct Mattress, with correct firmness and softness that accommodates the various needs of your body after the postpartum period.
Correct firmness and softness of the mattress are highly essential to isolate noise and motion transfer during night trips to the nursery. It also aids in providing proper spine supports and alleviating pains and aches in the lower back, neck, shoulders, hips and other body areas.
Besides, all the above-mentioned sleeping, you can also try:
- Let the baby sleep in the same room. This will ease mid-night disruptions
- If possible, breastfeed your baby. It will trigger the prolactin hormone which helps you in falling asleep more easily
- Alternate nighttime duties with your partner. The shifts will let you sleep more per night
- If you tend to suffer from postpartum depression, loss of appetite, mood swings, do consult a doctor.
Sleep like your baby does! Happy sleeping!