Drowning in drowsiness 

” I slept like a baby” I hear people say…”really”? I question. I brief over the filing cabinet in my mind and draw out the notes from last nights meeting with the baby….

  • We had milk intermission at 12, 2:56 and 4:30.
  • A nappy change at 3:10
  •  followed by a sudden rousing at 5:15 for a lost dummy.

In turn my facial expressions are that of confusion as I’m wondering why on earth would this seemingly full of beans, well rested human be referring to a sleep pattern similar to the one stated above?

Alas, there is some truth behind the miss guided phrase. Now if my energised friend had said “slept like an 18 month old in a 1-2 hour car ride nap” I would have agreed.

Newborn babies are light sleepers. They spend proportionally more time in active sleep and are woken easily in the first 25 minutes of falling asleep (so if you’d planned to move the baby…don’t!!)

Also babies potentially wake up every 50 minutes or so. Luckily most of the time the baby goes back to sleep without a fuss.

Now, toddlers on the other hand are like dead weight, some (like mine) can be taken from the car, to bed, back to the car and home again, all whilst still asleep! And I accredit tip no.2 (see below). Their brains are so engaged and active at this age that all the brain exercise being had needs to shut down eventually and recover really for round 2 of play time…the little monkey seriously do not stop moving!

Unfortunately the reality of sleeplessness in adults is down to some key simplicities we can amend in our lives to help for example..

  • Water, not drinking enough?  Dehydration is one of the biggest sleepy offenders. Drink 1-2 litres a day. No joke, you will start to feel instantly better. It also reduces headache symptoms, improves skin complexion, keeps you regular and a bonus of being free.

 

  • Exercise, I know I know, it’s the same old story but it’s true. I’m not asking for a lot, just walking can stimulate oxygen flow to the brain. Walking outside is also stimulating brain exercise causing tiredness. Although brain exercise does not necessarily mean exercise either, a game of Sudoku can do the trick if your walking has limitations.

 

  • A hot bath! the body needs to cool down before a night’s sleep, which seems silly, after all, you’ve just had a bath But drying off afterwards accelerates this cooling; your body overcompensates, radiating out more heat than was gained in the bath, further speeding up sleep.

 

  • Sleep Hypnosis is also a pain-free way of trying a sleep solution that isn’t so basic. Here is a link for Jason Stephenson – Sleep meditation music  a YouTube video that has 1.3 Million views for  “Can’t Sleep: Hypnosis for sleep insomnia and sleeping disorders”.

 

Right, so off you go then you little tired big humans. Go forth and try these simple tips. My it aid in the journey “to sleeping like an 18 month old” and for those of you seeking a remedy of sorts that is not doing everyday tips and tricks that you may have already tried, Here is a link for a programme that may help.

 

Happy Sleeping Folks xx

Waist Training/trimming – FIT OR FAD

Now, we see this all over the internet..Celebrities from Fitness trainers to the Kardashians.

What i would like to know is, Have any of you tried it or wanted to try it… For those of you wanting to Click Here

Now for those of you that have tried it…How did it go? (comments are welcomed in the comment section below)

I am 11 weeks out from having a baby and it seem there is a lot of work involved with getting back into shape, and half the time, doing 5 loads of washing a day (i have 3 boys under 6 in total) doesn’t give me enough time to work out let alone sleep, so in theory, have something attached to me doing all the work seems like a great idea..yes?

Although, i do see how it would aid in getting the stomach muscles back into where they should be after having a baby grow and stretch out that particular area. So potentially i think the marketing on having this product linked to “Post Baby Tummy Sucking In Gizmo” might be better, understandably there will be lots of women who haven’t had children who would like this product, so I’m not singling anyone out, i just know from experience that the more darling children you have the harder it is for everything to go back to its usual state.

A product review mat be on the cards, so watch this space and i will follow up on this entry with a picture/video post…Let me know if this would help you in the research area if you are on the fence about the waist trainer.

Is it worth the Hype? Possible…check it out Here for your viewing pleasure. And as you will see in the description box below on this link there are some expensive version out there and there was a fair amount of Gym time still being had with the waist trainer being on for 6-8 Hours a day!!!…….6-8 Hours…..Is it just me or does that seem like a lot?

And for your reading pleasure this article demonstrates the in’s and out’s of a waist trainer, with some celeb’s thrown in, with a touch of history.

All in all i think its up to personal preference and once again Here is a not so expensive alternative.

 

Happy Training xx

Gym V’s Home

Ultimately i think we would all love an at home gym, but its costly and not everyone has the space to put a gym.

The benefits of having an opportunity to work out when every and where every we choose is that i think when (we, me included) think of having to go to the gym, it is very intimidating. I have often thought of going to the gym but only when I’m in shape, i tell myself, when i loose weight and look good i would feel more comfortable walking through the gym doors but with a programme at home will give us everything we need to look and feel amazing.

Click Here!

A programme from the US named #1 gym, Mike Boyle offers a programme that far out ways the cost of going to the gym, including travel time, time away from family, feeling insecure by setting a routine that is based at a level you feel comfortable with.

No more contracts fees

No more feeling like it is a waste to have a membership

Get on board and see Mike Boyle do what he does best!!!!