What I’m Feeling Friday – Sleep

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These days, there is nothing I’m feeling more than sleep. I don’t get enough of it. There is always too much going on in this brain of mine. So you know I am so happy that it’s about to be time to Fall back! Yes!!! You know that hour we complained about losing in the Spring, it’s making a comeback. I can SO use that hour back. This Sunday, November 2nd, I’ll be ready!

I plan to get myself ready to enjoy that extra hour of sleep. I usually just let it creep up on me. Nope. Not this year. I’m preparing and making plans to welcome my hour back! I need some good sleep, y’all and I’m going to get it.

Once I get the kids down for the night, it’s going to be mamas turn. I think I’ll start with a nice relaxing bath. I have a bunch of bath bombs that I don’t use enough. They will be making an appearance this weekend.

I have candles like this one by Le Feu de L’eau Le Vert Candle ($62) lining my bathtub. They smell awesome and really help me to calm down and relax.

Le Feu Vert_1_0219 (1).jpgBefore kids, I was in the habit of regularly moisturizing my body before bed. I used to keep some awesome body butters and balms like this one by Le Couvent des Minimes Loving Care Body Balm ($32) . I always woke up feeling smooth. I’m so sporadic now. It’s so important to take care of our skin. I always remind myself that it’s my largest organ. When I remember that, it’s easy to treat it well.

body balmI have been talking to my husband about buying a new bed. I think two pregnancies have done my side of the bed wrong! It’s just as comfortable as it used to be. I could use a bed like this one by Hästens Beds to help me sleep like a queen! This bed has a cool ventilation system that eliminates moisture and let’s fresh air in. Sounds like some good sleep to me!

Cam-LimitedEdition2014_Auroria_Product-Cutout_2If all else fails to help me catch some Zzz’s, I’ll make sure to pass up a nice glass of wine and try some warm milk instead. How many times have we heard about warm milk to help you sleep? Some people swear by it.

The goal is to create a relaxing routine and put it into practice. Being deliberate and consistent will help this mama get some much needed good sleep!

Any can’t miss tips for getting a good nights sleep? Are you looking forward to getting your hour back?

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46 Responses to What I’m Feeling Friday – Sleep
  1. R U S S
    October 31, 2014 | 9:12 am

    A warm glass of milk doesn’t work for me but a glass of wine sure does work some magic and it helps me sleep during those times that it seems impossible to get some ZzzZz. You might be thinking too much – that also causes sleepless nights. I hope you get that much-needed sleep soon.

  2. Aisha Kristine Chong
    October 31, 2014 | 9:28 am

    I actually don’t feel comfortable of drinking milk before sleeping.. Idk. Wine does help.. and some light music I guess lol.

  3. Amby Felix
    October 31, 2014 | 9:53 am

    I love taking a warm bubble bath and drinking lavender tea afterward when I need to wind down but can’t. It really helps. I don’t get a proper amount of sleep. I try to though!

  4. Robin (Masshole Mommy)
    October 31, 2014 | 10:40 am

    I have no problems sleeping -it is my kids letting me sleep that is my issue 😉

    October 31, 2014 | 12:31 pm

    Ahhhh I wish I had time to sleep!!! Feel like when my child decides to sleep… I finally have time to accomplish life…. Maybe one day I can take advantage of these things 😉

  6. Carmen Perez (listen2mama)
    October 31, 2014 | 1:05 pm

    I think it’s time for us to get a new mattress as well, they recommend you change it every 8 years, and it’s been a bit longer than that already for us.

  7. Debbie
    October 31, 2014 | 3:48 pm

    I hear ya! Having a great sleep is essential to feeling up to the day. 🙂

  8. Elizabeth O.
    October 31, 2014 | 5:23 pm

    I love a good sleep. Scented candles are my thing.

  9. Michelle F.
    October 31, 2014 | 7:51 pm

    I feel like I can’t get enough sleep either. I do most of my blog work when my daughter goes to bed. Before I know it, it’s 2am and then my daughter wakes me up 4 hours later!

  10. Margarita Ibbott (@DownshiftingPRO)
    October 31, 2014 | 8:54 pm

    I have no problem getting to sleep. I have to admit, my husband is not so lucky.

  11. Shaney Vijendranath
    October 31, 2014 | 9:55 pm

    I can relate with this post! My baby still keeps me up at night… Yawn

  12. Jess
    October 31, 2014 | 11:22 pm

    You should totally treat yourself to a new bed! Or perhaps a really good mattress topper!

  13. michele d
    November 1, 2014 | 4:09 am

    I toss and turn at night. I need these ideas to try. Thank you

  14. Geanine
    November 1, 2014 | 6:21 am

    I barely sleep at night, and I am bookmarking this page for additional sleep suggestions.

  15. Myrabev
    November 1, 2014 | 8:12 am

    The clock went back last weekend in the UK and you can bet I made use of that extra hour in bed but now i am craving it daily then my insomnia is playing up so no fan lol

  16. Chrissy Mazzocchi
    November 1, 2014 | 8:21 am

    I understand the feeling as well, I always need sleep it seems!

  17. Kori
    November 1, 2014 | 8:39 am

    I never think I’ll get enough sleep. Maybe someday. I hope.

  18. karissa
    November 1, 2014 | 11:27 am

    I love sleeping and am good at it. My husband and daughter both are really early risers. I think they are crazy.

  19. Andi
    November 1, 2014 | 2:43 pm

    Sleep is the most important thing in my life! I have to get at least 8 hours of sleep or you don’t want to be around me.

  20. estherjulee
    November 1, 2014 | 4:15 pm

    hope you get some good sleep tonight! 🙂 our bed is my favorite thing we own in our house. though i love my food sleep is def the most important thing to me. haha

  21. Ann Bacciaglia
    November 1, 2014 | 5:41 pm

    This sounds like a great bed. I am in the market for a new bed. I will keep my eyes out for this brand.

  22. Jamie McGillen
    November 1, 2014 | 6:38 pm

    I love my sleep and that bed looks so comfortable. I try to stick to the same time for going to bed every night and that helps me keep a good schedule.

  23. Melanie
    November 1, 2014 | 6:46 pm

    I’m a nester. Must get at least 8 hours a night. I have no troubles falling asleep either. 4 kids will do that to you.

  24. Yona Williams
    November 1, 2014 | 6:48 pm

    I’ve heard warm milk works, but I’ve never tried it because it doesn’t appeal to me. I do know a lot of people that swear by sipping on chamomile tea before going to bed.

  25. Dawn
    November 1, 2014 | 7:42 pm

    That candle is really pretty! I think you deserve a new bed. I am lucky to have gotten a new one recently!

  26. Mrs. Mashed Up
    November 1, 2014 | 8:01 pm

    I’ve been craving some time to myself. I’d love to take a nice long, warm bath, with some candles and music…. the curl up in a nice down covered bed. Ah. Heaven!

  27. The Accidental Mama
    November 1, 2014 | 8:47 pm

    I am so right there with you. Sleep well my child.
    The Accidental Mama

  28. Liz Mays
    November 1, 2014 | 9:41 pm

    I thought I’d take advantage of the extra hour of sleep, but I ended up watching a longer movie so I didn’t really get it after all. Oh well, it was a good movie.

  29. Erica
    November 2, 2014 | 1:02 am

    Sleep. What is sleep? I’m not even sure I understand what that word means anymore.

  30. Rosey
    November 2, 2014 | 4:23 am

    A bed that circulates fresh air? That does sound dreamy!

  31. Fi
    November 2, 2014 | 8:31 am

    Great ways to relax and fall asleep easily. That candle sounds lovely, I’ve never heard of that brand before.

  32. Carly Anderson
    November 2, 2014 | 8:40 am

    I totally feel you on the sleep. I can’t even tell you how much I was glad it was time to ‘fall back’ last night! I needed that extra hour.

  33. Jessica
    November 2, 2014 | 8:57 am

    Sleeping is one of my favorite pass times. If I’m having problems sleeping normally I take a hot bath and use Sleep by Bath and Body Works lotion in honey vanilla dream.

  34. Rebecca Swenor
    November 2, 2014 | 9:29 am

    I love to get a good nights sleep. I love your list above and that bed looks amazing. I start a good night sleep with a hot hot bath and just pure silence in the house and than I snuggle up to my dog Oscar who loves to keep me warm at night. I of course have to fall asleep before him because he snores like a man. lol Thanks for sharing.

  35. FamiGami
    November 2, 2014 | 10:59 am

    I like the name of the company. It tells you right away the candles are meant for the bathroom!

  36. breanna
    November 2, 2014 | 11:56 am

    I love to put candles in my bathroom! A lot of these products sound like luxury!! (:

  37. Brenda
    November 2, 2014 | 4:52 pm

    Ya, I’ve been working on my relaxing routine lately too! I was feeling sick so relaxing was definitely necessary!

  38. Jessica Doll
    November 3, 2014 | 12:07 am

    You sound like you are READY for that extra sleep, haha. I contemplated going to bed early but ended up staying just as late as I normally do. I LOVE a good cuppa tea before bed. 🙂

  39. Melissa Smith
    November 3, 2014 | 4:45 am

    Wow, you were really ready for an extra hour of slumber. Me, I got up at 430 instead of my usual 530. My internal body clock never understands daylight savings.

  40. Rebekah
    November 3, 2014 | 8:09 am

    With a 1 year old there is no such thing as an extra hour of sleep… instead of waking up at 5:30, she just woke up at 4:30…

  41. Rebecca
    November 3, 2014 | 10:48 am

    Sleep is so important, I’ll take anything I can get! If you told me I had to do a little rain dance to get an extra hour of sleep I would do it! LOL

  42. Krystal
    November 3, 2014 | 12:28 pm

    The body balm sounds luxurious. What a treat!

  43. Cassie @ Craving Creations
    November 3, 2014 | 12:33 pm

    I love all these relaxing ideas! I too, was VERY happy for that extra hour of sleep this weekend 🙂

  44. Winter White
    November 4, 2014 | 11:25 am

    That bed looks like heaven! I just got a satin pillowcase and I swear my sleep has been SO much better with just that one edition, just think if I had a huge bed like that!

  45. Alyssa
    November 4, 2014 | 6:05 pm

    Ohhh man I’ve been thinking about getting a king size bed… there would be so much more room!!!!

  46. Anita
    November 5, 2014 | 1:00 am

    Hope you enjoyed your extra hour! I know what you mean, it’s easy to neglect yourself once you have kids – your picks look so indulgent!

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