Mother's Day, sleeping matters, tips + tricks

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.  ~ Irish Proverb

Nothing prepared me for the sleep-deprivation I encountered when I gave birth to my little man and became a mother. Not the all-nighters I used to pull up in College finishing something school-related or just plainly having yet another difficult night sleeping due to insomnia. Not all the times I spent wide awake in the wee hours of the morning, later on when I was working in the city, with my nose buried on my favorite Harry Potter books.

Truth is when I finally got to go home with my child, after a few days in the hospital, I was awake for almost 48 hours. I was simply in awe and I was careful not to sleep a wink lest the little bundle of joy that was peacefully sleeping in the baby crib that we placed in my room will disappear and that I will soon find out that he was just a figment of my over-zealous imagination. Of course, it turned out he was not and that episode was followed by many a number of sleep-deprivation episodes later on.

That is why I think one of the best things you can gift mum on her day is the gift of a good night’s sleep just so she can catch up on all the naps she missed taking care of the little toddler who simply refused to take his own nap or the night rest she forgo to be able to care for a sick child or just to simply watch the little one while he is deep in slumber, wondering what he was dreaming of when he smiled in his sleep.

A good night’s sleep, may that be in a form of a good quality adjustable memory foam beds or a dainty silk pajama that you think mum will appreciate, is a perfect Mother’s Day gift in my opinion. Of course, you can always go overboard and transform mum’s bedroom into something much more relaxing and enticing to sleep, just like the one pictured above, but you do not really need to break the bank to give mum a sound sleep that she deserves. If you are on a budget, you can simply download soothing and relaxing music onto mum’s player which she can listen to while she catch up on her zzzz or you can always buy her one of those aromatic and calming shower gels she used which can help her get a sound sleep after a relaxing and invigorating bath. I know I could use one!

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is a 30-something work-at-home mum who blogs in between home chores + child-minding. i love coffee, books + reading, collecting lovely postcards, + spending loads of time outdoors with my little man.