Feeling Fried? Sleep Tips For Women-On-The-Go

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Ever feel like your life is a timed event?

That all you do is raced from place to place, or task to task, trying to cram as much as possible into your day? 

Only to collapse into bed at the end of that fast-paced day swearing you will go right to sleep…only to stay up waayyy too late watching the Ghost Adventures Marathon (can’t help it-those dudes are HOT!)

The next day, you wake up feeling like crap. Tired, pissy, and wandering around in a haze with caffeine as your co-pilot. 

Welcome to my world.

According to a National Sleep Foundation survey, as many as 47 million adults aren’t meeting their minimum sleep needs to be fully alert the next day.

In case you were wondering, not getting enough sleep affects the entire mind and body. Memory and judgement are impaired, and a person becomes listless, depressed, angry, and has unexplained aches and pains. Did I mention, pissy?

Match those symptoms up with unladylike gas, and a fascination with the paranormal, and you’ve pretty much nailed ME. 

Time to change all of that (except the gas and paranormal part). Here’s Seven Tips for a Good Night’s Sleep from the National Sleep Foundation. 

1. Consume less or no caffeine and avoid alcohol

2. Drink less fluids before going to sleep. 

3. Avoid heavy meals close to bedtime.

4. Avoid nicotine.

5. Exercise regularly, but do so in the daytime, preferable afternoon.

6. Try a relaxing routine, like soaking in a hot tub or bath before bedtime.

7. Establish a regular bedtime and wake-time schedule.

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Becky Flansburg is freelance writer, blogger and virtual assistant living in Northern Minnesota. A dedicated mom to two beautiful kids, her veteran blog Franticmommy.com is filled with laughter and love about the joys parenthood. Becky is also committed to helping women realize their work-from-home dreams, enjoy life beyond the cubicle and find clarity in the work/life/family balance. Connect with Becky via her website, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest