I have a newborn and need to fall asleep quickly to maximise sleep, any tips?


Posted by mom183717, 11th March 2019

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  • Hi lovely, I use meditation music on YouTube to help fall asleep. Tunes out all the nonsense in my head when I’m trying to fall asleep. It has been a great help. Good luck ????

  • I was the same! I did a bit of stretchy to just calm myself down

  • Make yourself comfortable and try not to think about getting to sleep, just relax

  • Generally I try to just relax and take deep breaths.

  • lay your head on the pillow and start counting! hopefully shouldn’t be too long. or put on relaxing music to help you go to sleep.

  • I have a vapouriser and some 123 nourish me sleepyhead aromatherapy drops that I put in it. It’s meant for kids but I find it works well for me too. Also magnesium is great for helping with sleep. you can get lots of different types of body washes / lotions and things that contain magnesium.

  • Try not to stress which is easy to say but if you can find something that relaxes you that will usually do it because you’re tired anyway. For me it’s reading.

  • Very hard to answer that…..it will vary day to day. White noise apps are great 4 that. Look on google play or itunes.

  • Congratulations I definitely will suggest sleep spray or lavender oil on your pillow 20 minutes before you go bed.

  • Congratulations on your new arrival. Perhaps try some lavender spray on your pillow to help you relax, unwind and sleep.

  • A darkened room, no screen time at least an hour before sleep time. And I read the other day…..blinking your eyes rapidly helps you fall asleep. I haven’t tried it myself, hope it works

  • Congratulations on your newborn :) Trying to get enough sleep is perhaps the trickiest part of having a new baby. I find it trickier trying to get to sleep when I feel pressure to. Therefore……are you able to remove that pressure? Do you have to start your day at 7 or 8 in the morning or are you able to sleep through until the next feed? The sleep you are having is probably regularly broken, so you don’t have to feel guilty about sleeping longer – if you can. I promise this is just a stage. They do eventually sleep through the night. My eldest is 15 and it’s now harder to wake her. Rest well :)

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