By Dr. Angela Potter
Waking up multiple times a night is something all parents with newborns go through for at least a little while (or a long while!). How do you make sure you're getting sound sleep when you do get your zzz's?
Try these simple 3 tips and see how it improves your sleep.
1. Make sure the room you sleep in is completely dark
If you don't have dark enough curtains or there is a nightlight on, use an eye mask!
Sleeping with a light on may seem like something trivial, but light actually affects our hormone levels in a powerful way. A dark room increases melatonin, our sleep hormone.
2. Keep your bedroom clean and uncluttered
The bedroom should be reserved only for sleep! I know you are tired, but this simple thing makes a big difference. Make sure clothes are picked up, books and baby toys are put away.
3. Lavender is your best friend
Lavender is a nice relaxing herb that helps people relax and fall asleep. Put a sprig of lavender under your pillow or on your bedside to get the relaxing benefits. It's as easy as that!