What Keeps You From a Good Night’s Sleep?

by Jennifer Sikora

Okay I have to brag. I am SO proud of myself! I have been two weeks now without any caffeine! YAY ME!

The first few days were really hard, and I stayed in a major fog most of that time, but since then I have discovered a couple of positive changes in myself - one of which is my sleep patterns.

Since I have been caffeine free, I find myself able to sleep better at night, a lot better! I fall asleep faster, sleep more soundly, and I don’t toss and turn like I did before. The other change is that my stomach is shrinking. I am super excited about that.

Did you know that there are other culprits that play havoc on your sleep patterns?

I saw this really cool infographic the other day written like a fairy tale that explains a little about the foods and routines that mess with our wonderful sleep.

Provided by www.wooden-beds.com

What tips and tricks do you have for getting a better night’s sleep?

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Jennifer is the Advertising and Communications contact here at 5 Minutes for Mom. When she is not busy answering emails here, you can find her sharing about her life on her own blog at www.jennifersikora.com. You can also find her on Twitter at www.twitter.com/jennifer_sikora or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/jenandherfinelife.

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1 BarbaraLee October 19, 2012 at 9:35 am

My husband. As much as I love that man he can be havoc to my sleep. He likes to stay up late and watch t.v. Not a big deal but don’t come in the bedroom and ask “Are you sleeping?” I have been in here for 30 mins. I have no problem hitting that pillow and falling asleep. On top of that I gave him his hug and kiss good night.
Besides that he wakes up at 4:45 a.m. to get ready for work. Not the most quietest person in the world. He tries to be quiet but I still hear him. This isn’t so bad. I am a morning person. By 5:30 a.m. he is leaving for work and gives me my hug and kiss good-bye. When he leaves I say my prayers in bed. A perfect quiet time.
I know what I need for sleep. If he would just quit with the night time interruptions.


2 Erika at PlayMG October 22, 2012 at 7:20 pm

I gave up caffeine too, about 20 years ago, because even one cup of coffee in the morning seemed to be enough to wreck my sleep at night. Now if I have even a little bit of caffeine I get totally jittery. My best advice for sleeping soundly is to keep the room really, really dark. Blackout shades. Eye mask if necessary.


3 Edwin October 31, 2012 at 10:10 pm

This is such an interesting topic! I also run across a post from http://howtosleeponyourback.com/ that talks about sleep problems and how to sleep better all through the night. It is true that sleep disorders are common these days even to kids.


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