Have you ever had a two month old child? If you have, than you’d know that sleep is the name of the game. I am potentially the luckiest mom in the world, because my amazing husband takes on night feeding at least 50% of the time, if not more.
Granted, I still wake up every few hours to pump milk, but I’d trade five minutes of pumping for three un-interrupted hours of sleep any day.
In the end, we both end up awake a lot at night, so when there is time to sleep we have to do everything we can to maximize it. Sometimes however, the pressure of knowing you only have three hours to sleep is enough to keep you wide awake. Unfortunately, this stress is really detrimental to creating good sleep habits – which are important even for those of us who have constantly interrupted sleep! I spend a lot of time thinking about how we can sleep better, and as it often is, yoga seems to be the cure.
Lying in bed wide awake is counterproductive to your sleep psychology. Apart from taking a pill to pass out, It’s better to get up and do something to relax your mind and body so you can sleep better. Try this video – three minutes on your mat could be the key.
Let me know if it works for you!