Sleep Deprivation in Mothers and What You Can Do About It

Not getting enough sleep is all too common of a reality, especially for mothers. While sleep deprivation might seem like a normal part of motherhood, it doesn’t erase the fact that getting little to no sleep has many ill-effects. There are many studies trying to determine the best number of hours an individual should spend sleeping. However, according to the NHS, if you wake up feeling exhausted and longing to have a nap all day long, it means that your body is not getting the right amount of … [Read more...]

Sleep and Mom Brain

The term “mom brain” (also referred to as momnesia, mummy brain, or pregnancy brain) is often thrown around humorously to excuse missed appointments or leaving the house in a pair of slippers, but did you know there is actually some scientific backing to it? Researchers have discovered a range of brain changes that take place when a woman gives birth including alterations in neural plasticity and gray matter. Oftentimes, in addition to seemingly impaired memory, moms may also experience … [Read more...]

Vital Changes For A Better Night’s Sleep

Have you ever thought that you could do with a better night's sleep? Do you want to sleep for longer? Or would you like to go through the night with an uninterrupted rest? If so read on for some changes that you should be making. Caffeine and sugar Caffeine and sugar are both stimulants. That means they give you more energy, which is a very bad idea if you plan to be sleeping anytime soon. In fact, they should be avoided up to 3 hours before you plan to go to bed for the night. This … [Read more...]