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7 Great Tips You Can Easily Do To Get A Better Night’s Sleep #NSAmbassador

*Disclosure: I am an official brand ambassador for Nature's Sleep and am provided products to try out and give them my honest opinion.

I was recently diagnosed with hypertension and anemia. Not the best combination, I know, but it's been one of the leading causes of my fatigue and headaches. As parents, we are constantly on the go from one point of the spectrum to another in hopes we can cram in a whole lot of responsibilities and errands in a small window of time. We get so wound up in our day to day activities, that it can sometimes cause a lack of sleep that we should NEVER do. I'm trying so hard to re-balance my life after getting new medication and having this new vitamin routine. It's been so difficult to transition back because I find myself so tired during the day, and going to the gym these days comes far and few. I am determined to get back on track and researched tips, ideas, and ways to get a better's night sleep. Quality sleep is far different from quantity of sleep. Here are seven great tips we found thanks to Google on ways to get a better night's sleep.

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Tip #1: Stick To A Sleep Schedule
Go to bed and get up at the same time every day, even on weekends, holidays and days off. Being consistent reinforces your body's sleep-wake cycle and helps promote better sleep at night. There's a caveat, though. If you don't fall asleep within about 15 minutes, get up and do something relaxing. Go back to bed when you're tired. If you agonize over falling asleep, you might find it even tougher to nod off.

Tip #2: Fight After-Dinner Drowsiness
If you find yourself getting sleepy way before your bedtime, get off the couch and do something mildly stimulating to avoid falling asleep, such as washing the dishes, calling a friend, or getting clothes ready for the next day. If you give in to the drowsiness, you may wake up later in the night and have trouble getting back to sleep.

Tip #3: Pay Attention To What You Eat and Drink
Don't go to bed either hungry or stuffed. Your discomfort might keep you up. Also limit how much you drink before bed, to prevent disruptive middle-of-the-night trips to the toilet.

Nicotine, caffeine and alcohol deserve caution, too. The stimulating effects of nicotine and caffeine — which take hours to wear off — can wreak havoc with quality sleep. And even though alcohol might make you feel sleepy at first, it can disrupt sleep later in the night.

Tip #4: Get out in the sunlight soon after waking up in the morning
When you wake up, don't lounge around in bed. Don't even stay inside. Get out in the morning sun soon after getting up. The bright sunlight (or any bright light) tells your body's natural biological clock that it's time to wake up, and that same clock will then be set to tell your body it's time to go to sleep about 14 to 16 hours later.

Tip #5: Postpone worrying and brainstorming
If you wake during the night feeling anxious about something, make a brief note of it on paper and postpone worrying about it until the next day when you are fresh and it will be easier to resolve. Similarly, if a brainstorm or great idea is keeping you awake, make a note of it on paper and fall back to sleep knowing you’ll be much more productive and creative after a good night’s rest.

Tip #6: Practice good “sleep hygiene” in your retreat area
This does not mean making sure your bedding is clean! It means following good sleep habits and making sure that the bedroom environment is conducive to sleep. Among experts' recommendations: Use the bedroom only for sleep and make it relaxing and comfortable retreat; ensure the bedroom is a dark, cool, quiet place; and get electronic gadgets out of the sleep environment or keep them turned off, because they stimulate the brain and their light tells the body “it's daytime,” disrupting the internal clock.

Tip #7: Get comfortable
Create a room that's ideal for sleeping. Often, this means cool, dark and quiet. Consider using room-darkening shades, earplugs, a fan or other devices to create an environment that suits your needs.

Your mattress and pillow can contribute to better sleep, too. Since the features of good bedding are subjective, choose what feels most comfortable to you. If you share your bed, make sure there's enough room for two. If you have children or pets, set limits on how often they sleep with you — or insist on separate sleeping quarters.

Nature's Sleep has made our nights amazing, and I honestly don't know where they've been all my life. I recently had the opportunity to review the Nature's Sleep Faux Down Pillow and it seriously felt like I was resting my head on a fluffy cloud! If you haven't read my review yet, you can read all about it here! I just started sleeping on one of their memory foam mattresses, and you'll get to read all about my experience with that very soon. You can browse their selection here to see which products are right for you. Use coupon code BEARS50 to get 50% off plus FREE SHIPPING for a limited time! Watch for the #NSAmbassador hashtag on social media to see what TheItMom thinks of Nature’s Sleep products!

I've gone through and hand-selected my top three favorite pillows based on my own personal preferences so you can start brainstorming ideas on ways you can get comfortable with your pillows and mattresses. My favorite types of pillows are those that have a plush, soft feel that come equipped with support of my head and neck. Leave us a comment and let us know what your “pillow type” is!

Nature's Sleep Faux Down Pillow:
Faux Down Pillow is a regular shaped pillow and referred to as “The Teddy Bear” of pillows; it's soft, supple, filled with micro-gel fibers that caress your neck and head to gently and deliciously cradle and contour you. The Pillow has a 300 TC cotton inner scrim cover and is completely washable and very kind to the skin. It is a great pillow for anyone who sleeps on their side or stomach, or who likes a scrunchable, huggable pillow. If you try this pillow, you’ll love it!

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Features and Benefits:

  • The comfort of down at an affordable price
  • Molds flawlessly to support the head and neck in proper alignment
  • Naturally hypoallergenic and irritant free, easy-care pillow
  • Filled with fine microfiber gel clusters to cradle the body in comfort
  • Luxuriously smooth allergen resistant cotton/poly (80/20) velour
  • Machine washable and dryable to restore fluff and cleanliness
  • Nature’s Sleep Memory Foam are CertiPUR-US® approved

Nature's Sleep Aerated ViscoLite Dual Pillow
The Aerated ViscoLite Dual Pillow is the newest cutting edge in visco memory foam technology. It is a softer, more moldable pressure relieving memory foam with a Aerated ViscoLite formulation. You can have the best of both worlds, a huggable pillow made of memory foam that supports your neck and head in ultimate comfort. Available in a queen size for a perfect fit. A zippered cotton cover is washable and completes the soft feel.

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Features and Benefits:

  • TA unique combination of our Aerated Visco technology and FauxDown in one pillow!
  • One side is our plush FauxDown and the other our responsive Aerated ViscoLite memory foam.
  • Nature’s Sleep’s Proprietary Aerated ViscoLite Formulation softer more moldable
  • Molds softly and comfortably to support the shoulders and spine
  • Minimizes pressure points to reduce stress
  • Unique Pressure Relieving and Contouring properties properly align your head and neck
  • Relief from common insomnia, snoring, neck and back pain
  • Naturally hypoallergenic, anti-bacterial and dust-mite resistant
  • Luxuriously smooth allergen resistant 100% cotton velour
  • Removable and washable for easy care

Nature's Sleep Vitex Memory Foam Pillow
Vitex Memory Foam Pillow is a propriety formula making this memory foam pillow very similar to the Visco Memory Contour pillows but with a softer, plusher feel. Incredible support helps align your spine, head and neck. When sleeping on the Vitex pillow you will feel supported in a softer, gentler way. The Vitex pillow is available in a Queen size which is thinner while offering a more firmer feel. The cotton cover is removable and washable.

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Features and Benefits:

  • Proprietary product with the feel of Visco and the recovery of Latex
  • Naturally responds to body weight and temperature
  • Plush comfort and body molding support
  • Designed with TWO covers for increased longevity
  • Inner Cover-Hand wrapped in 100% natural cotton
  • Outer Cover-luxuriously smooth allergen resistant cotton/poly (80/20) velour
  • Cover is removable and washable for easy care
  • Nature’s Sleep Memory Foam are CertiPUR-US® approved

*Disclosure: I am an official brand ambassador for Nature's Sleep and am provided products to try out and give them my honest opinion.

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2 Comments

  • Reply
    bee geller
    September 28, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    Daisy! I love this post, especially since I was literally in the middle of writing my own best, 5 ways to get a great night sleep… great minds think alike! And even cooler, that you’re actually a brand ambassador for this brand- would love to do that. xx Bee

    • Reply
      TheItMom.com
      October 2, 2013 at 12:17 PM

      Hi Bee! Yes, I love being a brand ambassador. It’s been an amazing experience and great opportunity.

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