According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults are supposed to get between seven and nine hours of sleep each night.
But if you’re a mom, you know that most nights that just doesn’t happen. You also know that to be your best, you need your sleep.
Some may turn to medication, but that can be expensive. Besides that, some medications can damage your body over time. Fortunately, there are some cheap ways to make sure you’re getting the sleep you need.
Keep reading to find out more about our favorite inexpensive sleep solutions.
Sleep Problem Causes
If your toddler is over their sleep problems and you’re still waking up frequently at night, it may be you. Before we jump into the sleep solutions, you may want to consider your sleeplessness may be caused by one of these problems:
- Thyroid issues
- Sleep apnea
Be sure to talk to your doctor if you think one of these is the problem. If you think you have sleep apnea and live in the UK, you can click here to get a home test kit to find out.
Cheap Sleep Solutions
Once you’ve determined that your sleeplessness isn’t caused by a medical condition, you can try these sleep solutions. By putting them all together, you should be able to fall asleep, stay asleep, and get deep sleep.
Create a Nighttime Routine
As important as a bedtime routine is for your kids, it’s also important for you. Create a simple routine that you know you can follow every night. It can be as simple as you want, but having one will help your body wind down at night.
Power Down Electronics
Did you know the light from your computer, phone, and television screen mimic daylight? These can prevent your brain from producing the right kind of brainwaves to fall asleep quickly at night.
Make sure you shut down your electronics at least an hour before bed.
Rock Yourself to Sleep
You know all about rocking your baby to sleep but did you know that rocking motion can also help you fall asleep? Spend just a few minutes using your baby’s rocking chair for yourself before going to bed and it could help you sleep more soundly.
Sip on Chamomile Tea
Chamomile tea has long been studied for its ability to help you fall asleep. Brew yourself a cup every night and it will help you wind down and sleep better.
Maintain Your Sleep Schedule
The best thing you can do for yourself and your family is to create a sleep schedule and stick to it, even on the weekends. If everyone goes to bed and wakes up at the same time every day, your whole family will sleep better.
Want More Thrifty Mom Tips?
Now you know our favorite ways to help you get as much sleep as you need. Don’t forget to consider the root cause before diving into these sleep solutions.
If you want more ways to save money as a mom, be sure to check out our blog. There, you can find tons of tips and tricks, like how to find cheap gifts that look expensive.