Improving Sleep Quality

(even when the quantity isn’t there)

This post is sponsored through my partnership with Sleep Number®.

Thankfully, we’re finally at a place in life where both kids are sleeping. (Now that I wrote that, I can expect all of our good sleep habits to go crumbling to the floor.) P has been doing 7pm – 7:30am for quite a while, and now that Liv is comfy in her SleepIQ™ Kids Bed and new room, she’s sleeping so much better. 

The over age 5 crowd? Not so much. (Excluding Bella, but she’s a professional sleeper.)

We’re night owls by habit. Even when I say I’m going to get to bed early, suddenly 10pm rolls around and I want to do allthethings. I’m tying up loose ends for work, blitz-cleaning the house, folding laundry, or just enjoying the glorious silence. It’s an extra productivity time block, and I find myself wanting to take advantage of those extra few hours. It’s uninterrupted time with the Pilot, and even if we’re both working or finishing chores, I enjoy catching up with him over a glass of wine following the long day.

My magic amount of sleep time is 8 hours -I feel AMAZING after 8 hours of sleep- but even when the quantity isn’t there, I’ve taken some steps to improve the quality. I think the key is promoting the ability to wind down even while I get some nighttime chores or work done. This way, it takes less time to actually fall asleep. I crawl into the covers, and crash.

6 tips to improve sleep quality

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