I've heard from several women who seem to have trouble falling asleep at night. While skimming over a magazine, I came across an article, "Sleep Like a Baby-Tonight" by Rachel Grumman. Here are some tips she has for you:
Up and Moving - Try waking up at the same time, even on the weekends.
If you Snooze - Well, if I snooze I always wake up, have to run around like crazy, and end up late! So no snoozing! She suggests when your clock goes off.....walk around, don't lay back down!
Eat Breakfast - Skipping meals causes your blood sugar to drop leaving you feeling sluggish! Too bad your children aren't sluggish too....you have to keep up with them! Eat good meals!
Snack Well Midmorning-Have string cheese, apple, or low-fat peanut butter on whole-wheat bread. This will keep your blood sugar from dropping again!
Caffeine Intake -Have your last cup of caffeine not much later after noon. Apparently, 50 percent of consumed caffeine will still be in your blood system after 6 hours! No wonder you can't sleep! (Note: Caffeine affects women differently. Doesn't bother me, but it might you).
Eat Lunch - "Eat energizing foods, like a sandwich with lean chicken, or tofu tossed in a salad. Avoid high-fat and high-carbohydrate dishes like pasta (oops!) - they'll make you sleepy as your body works overtime to digest them."
More Next time!