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As a full-time working mom of two boys, my sleep is gold. I take it very seriously. It takes planning and preparation to keep me on a sleep schedule. I’m not an 18-year-old college freshman with the energy level and foolishness to pull all-nighters. Back then my classes didn’t start until 10 and the dress code was welcoming to sweatpants and the t-shirt I slept in. My job requires that I arrive at a certain time and while and a dress code isnt explicitly stated, I’m sure my excuse that, “I woke up late and that’s why I’m wearing a grease-stained shirt,” wouldn’t fly.
I get enough sleep because of all the work I do during the day. Kids are fed, read to, snuggled and then put to bed. My clothes are hung up for the next day. My lunch packed, breast pump readied. This keeps me streamlined in the morning so I don’t have to wake up any earlier than I have to.
In addition to preparing my family for the next day, I have to keep tabs on my own health. It’s a quid pro quo system with my stomach. If I eat crap–a fat laden plate of greased up carbs that I bought at a drive-thru–then the next day, I’m a groggy sloth-mess. I keep hydrated during the day, I don’t wake up at night with a mouth so dry, it’s like I licked rocks in a desert.
Keeping hydrated is one way I can ensure a restful night’s sleep. Drinking water flavored with a packet of Crystal Light powers me through the day and allows me to have a bit of shut-eye that every frazzled woman desperately needs.
How do you get sleep/rest?
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