Sleep is very important, especially with a toddler because it isn’t like you can just catch up on the weekend, you have to get up the same time every day. If Jacob wakes up at 6.30am it has been a really good night. Obviously I wouldn’t have it any other way and the cuddle we have when the little guy wakes up at 5am are amazing.
But these are a few things I do to help myself get to sleep a bit quicker.
My skincare routine plays a big part in me relaxing before bed so if you haven’t already – check that out. Once I am ready to jump into bed I make sure I have my clothes out for the next day and set my alarm. I know now that when my alarm goes off I can get up brush my teeth etc. and get dressed without thinking.
Once I am in bed I make sure I have my lip balm on as dry lips is the worst to sleep with. I use the Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream. Always. I moisturise with any hand cream/body lotion and at the moment I have been using the Clinique Deep Comfort Body Butter which is amazing.
I then smother my lavender oil roll-on on my wrists and my neck. It really helps to settle me as the evenings are usually the time I feel anxious. If I am really anxious I will have some Kalms tablets. I am not sure if these are just in my head but they really do seem to help. Once I am smelling like a granny and all greasy I lay down and usually read Buzzfeed and usually fall asleep and wake up to find my phone with half a quiz done haha.
Also these help:
If you have any tips on how you get to sleep in the evenings please let me know in the comments – or feel free to use to the contact link at the top of the page.