13 falling asleep hacks for mums who are in desperate need of some zzz

by Catriona Watson |

Getting to sleep when you are pregnant or if you have young children can be incredibly difficult. It is hard enough getting your little one to sleep easily!

Once you've put them to bed you might be so exhausted that all you want to do is mindlessly scroll social media or watch TV but there are a few simple things you can do (and even products you can buy) to make getting to sleep that bit easier.

Check out this list of 13 sleep tips and advice to help you drift off to the land of nod more easily...

(Until then, you can always fake it until you make it with some glowy make-up to ensure you look like you've had a solid eight hours - even when you haven't!)

13 tips to help you get to sleep more easily:

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Get into a routine

We know this might be really difficult if you're pregnant or if you are a new mum. But if possible, try and get yourself into a routine. If you get up and go to sleep at roughly the same time every night, it is really beneficial to your internal body clock/circadian rhythm. This routine helps your body know when it should be feeling alert and when it should be relaxed and tired. If you can work is so you get between 7 and 9 hours of sleep then that is ideal as that is the optimal amount of time for an adult.

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