These days we have finally managed to convinced him to live on Greenwich Mean Time, so he is generally asleep by half eight, meaning the adults have an evening once more. But he can still be a frequent waker, so when Silentnight asked me to fill in a survey about my sleep patterns, and offered to send me some stuff to help promote a good nights sleep I leapt at the chance.
The gift set from the Cotswold Lavender company smells gorgeous. I am always a little unsure about rubbing anything with essential oils directly onto Syd's skin, as he suffers from eczema, so I instead put a little of the slumber gel onto the back of his sleepsuit. Now I probably didn't choose the best week to try this, as we have just taken down the cot bars, and turned his cot into a bed. This excitement means it is taking longer than usual for him to go to sleep, but since using the slumber gel, and popping the lavender bag under his bed, I have definitely noticed he is waking less. Last night he didn't wake at all until half six this morning, and even then nodded back off until eight. So a bit of a winner I think!
Silentnight have asked a sleep expert for some top tips for getting a better nights sleep, they include :-
- follow a regular wind-down routine.
- take regular exercise
- reduce stimulants such as caffeine
- keep your sleep environment clutter free
you can find many more helpful tips here
I have my own top tips too:-
- Send the toddler to sleep at someone else's house for the night.
- Leave the toddler at home with the other half while you sleep at someone else's house for the night.
What are your top tips for a good nights sleep?
Love Miss Cisco XXX
Disclaimer: Silentnight provided me with the Lavender gift set free of charge in return for filling in their survey about sleep patterns and writing about whether the sleep aids provided improved our quality of sleep.