Yes, you’re about to read a blog post on how to sleep better, written by a woman who’s child does not, in fact, sleep. Finn is 10 months old and still waking 2-5 times a night. And I’m breastfeeding, which means that I am not the one grabbing a solid 7-8 hour kip (Gavin is). However, I do strongly believe that the reason I’m able to not only function but feel pretty good, on a daily basis (most of the time) is that even though the quantity of sleep I’d like isn’t happening… The quality of sleep I’m getting is excellent.
The first person to bring ‘sleep hygiene’ to my attention was the beautiful health coach Sarah Hopkins who I worked with in Australia. And since realising the benefits of it during our sessions, I’ve become a little bit obsessed. I’ve read some great books on the topic, the most notable being Sleep Smarter by Shawn Stevenson. I also love his health podcast The Model Health Show (the man has a voice like butter). I thought I’d share with you some of the things I’ve been doing to improve my own sleep over the years that have really really worked.