The Hell Of Sleep Deprivation And How To Solve It. (Possibly)

Oh sleep! Wonderful, glorious sleep. How I miss you.
It has been weeks since I slept soundly all night.

Months, probably. I keep waking up every hour or so, tossing and turning and getting more and more frustrated with myself.

I am now on a mission to change things and  sleep thought the night.

I am like an overgrown toddler, only there is no one to make me a sticker chart. I might make one for myself – ten stickers and I can renew my Netflix subscription guilt free.

The irony is I do have a toddler.

A toddler who co sleeps and sleeps like a log a that. I look at her snoring away in the small hours, sprawled contentedly across the bed and wish I could sleep like her. So I can’t even say it’s the child who keeps me awake, it’s all down to me.

In my search for tips on how to get a good nights sleep I came across this video from Adjustamatic. 

It’s all about the pillows, something which I whole heartedly agree with. I can’t seem to get the amount of pillows right and end up wresting with mine on a nightly basis.

Have a look at the video and try out some of the pillow height suggestions – they do make a real difference to sleep. Well, they did when I tried them this morning for a nap when my toddler was at nursery. It’s fine though – I’m writing about it, so technically it was work research.

I tried experimenting with the number of pillow and two really is the magic number for side sleeping. For once I managed to nod off comfortably without getting a sore neck.

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And have you ever tried this method? If you have ever been pregnant, I bet you have. It was the only way I could sleep in late pregnancy. Pillow between the knees is the best.

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I think I need a new bed too and these Adjustamatic beds look amazing. Yes. they are called beds for the elderly, but sod it, I feel elderly on the tiny amount of sleep I am getting at the moment. My old mattress feels like sleeping on concrete most nights.

So what are my top tips for a good nights sleep?

1) Get the number of pillows right. Watch the Adjustamatic video for yourself and give it a try, you will be surprised what a difference it makes.

2) If you co sleep, make sure you have the biggest bed that will fit into your room. If the room looks like it’s all bed, then so be it. Yes, your toddler will almost certainly find you and sleep pinned to you at some point in the night leaving you hanging off the edge of your super-king, but at least you will have the option to (forcibly) move them over again.

3) Don’t be temped to check your phone when you wake up. Before you know it, you will have spent an hour looking at celebrity gossip and spent forty pounds on eBay on new curtains. And you will be more wide awake than ever.

4) If all else fails, put snooker or golf on the TV. You will be bored to sleep in minuets.

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1 Comment

  1. When I was pregnant I had that L shaped pillow. It was heaven. The only way I could sleep. Now I do have sleepless nights. Sometimes I blame the baby, sometimes it’s anxiety and others just those damn pillows


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