Although there is plenty of debate about how tough it is to be a single mum, there’s one thing that’s certain, and that’s that it is much harder if you haven’t had a good night’s sleep! When you’ve been feeling discomfort in your sleep it can affect your whole day and that’s not much fun when you have a child to take care of!

So I’ve been looking around to see the ways in which getting lots of sleep can not only help us with our busy lives, but I’ve also been inspecting how our sleeping environments and beds can boost sleeping abilities.

What does sleep do?

Whilst scientists still have to figure out exactly how sleep works, it’s undoubtedly an essential part of human life. Not only does it allow us to rest, but it also gives our bodies the chance to clear our toxins and our brains the chance to process the day’s events.

Interestingly, it seems as though sleep is an essential part of our beauty regime too. This is because sleep allows our skin to repair damaged cells and carry out the oxygenation process that can help us looking younger and feeling ready for a day’s multitasking!

Improving our sleeping habits

We all know that it can be hard to switch off mentally at the end of a busy day. So I’ve been looking at ways to improve our sleeping habits. It seems that avoiding caffeine, alcohol and fatty foods can do much to improve our sleeping potential.

And the bedroom environment is obviously very important. So be sure to make sure that your room is nice and tidy so that you don’t get stressed out. And ensure that your bed isn’t too antiquated too, if in doubt check out some of Bedstar’s divan beds that provide plenty of storage options and will provide a good way to fulfil your New Year’s resolution of getting more sleep and an organised bedroom!

Can you schedule sleep?

One of the hardest things about getting sleep as a single mother is trying to get a good eight-hour block of pure sleep. So this is why I’ve tried to implement a fairly strict sleep regime which determines at which hours the televisions, tablets and mobiles get turned off as we wind down for the evening.

This is important as I’ve found that spending hours staring at a screen on an evening can often make my brain feel a little overstimulated. So I’m going to try and make sure that we get some quality calm time before bedtime approaches.

And whether that’s in the form of a bedtime story or a relaxing, hot bath, it’s going to make that lovely new divan bed feel all the more welcoming!

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Vicky Charles

Vicky is a single mother, writer and card reader.

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