I remember three weeks into having no sleep I just thought ‘I don’t know how I am ever going to get through this with so little sleep’. Three months in and I am now starting to function very well on very little sleep. It is funny how you adjust to things over time and how our body is this magical constitution with a soul that just keeps on giving. Now, I’m no doctor so please don’t take these tips as gospel, but I am a mum of twins so it was always a guarantee to get sleep deprived.
I am awful on no sleep, ask Stephen my other half. I turn into this dragon!! I soon realised I was going to have to try and put the dragon back in its closet and deal with the sleep deprivation the best way I could.
So here are my top tips
Coffee Coffee Coffee
I know everyone says it…. But coffee is your best friend! I would always make myself a coffee at the 6am feed to drink whilst feeding. Coffee actually takes 20-30mins to kick in, so going back to bed once you have completed the marathon feed just to have 30mins will leave you waking up refreshed and ready to start your day.
Take a shower
I know it sounds gross but sometimes the last thing I want to do when I have had a bad night is get up and get in the shower. You just feel so vulnerable getting out of your cosy PJ’s into that cold open space of a shower. However, once that water falls onto my skin I instantly feel better.
Get out on a morning walk
I find making sure I get out the house everyday helps dramatically. Taking in the fresh air and getting some exercise really gets the blood flowing round the body. You may not always feel like going but I can promise you, you will never regret it and it will leave you feeling energised for the remainder of the day.
I hope these tips have been useful, I would love to hear your comments on how you have dealt with sleep deprivation and any tips will definitely be recommended.
Lots of love