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Many people in Adelaide are sleeping on the wrong mattress every night.

They…

– Wake up with pain during the night 
– Toss and turn till dawn
– Know the mattress is getting old
– See the partner sleeps just fine
– Don’t want to be ‘difficult’ so forget it
– Put up with the sore all day
– Wake up with pain, again 
– Put up with the discomfort for months
– Get confused, tired, and hurt
– Crawl out of bed with a worn-out body
– Repeat daily
– See no sign of recovery
– Once manageable pain grows into lifelong injuries

1 in 3 Australians suffers from poor quality sleep.

Of course, there are many causes of poor sleep, but one of the main reasons is sleeping on the wrong mattress.

Especially for those who have chronic conditions such as:

– Back pain
– Sciatica
– Osteoarthritis
– And people who recently have surgeries done

Not only does their bed give them a bad night’s sleep, but it also worsens their recovery.

8 hours of recovery somehow turn into 8 hours of battling.

So how should pick our bed?

Here are the top 3 mistakes people make when choosing the right mattress.

Mistake #1:
They think a hard/ firm mattress is better for back pain

Hard doesn’t mean supportive.

The right mattress not only should support your body weight, but it should also conform to the natural curve of your spine.

Having just a hard/ firm surface isn’t enough.

Mistake #2:
They buy the ‘best’ mattress, not the right mattress

Everyone’s sleep habit is different.

How the mattress works for other people doesn’t necessarily mean how it will work for you.

Are they a side sleeper? 
Back sleeper? Combination?
How heavy are they? What about the partner?
What’s their medical condition?

Buying a mattress just based on reviews or claims is not always a good idea.

Mistake #3:
They don’t “sleep” on it

The comfort of your bed shouldn’t just be how you feel when you lay on it, but how you feel when you wake up in the morning.

Always look for a store who offers a trial period.

If you’re hunting for a new mattress, talk a sleep expert first who can help you narrow down your options so you don’t have to spend hours on trying everything.

After all, we spend 1/3 of our lives on the bed.

Finding the right mattress shouldn’t be guesswork.

If you’re thinking about getting a new mattress or replacing an old one, but you’re not sure what suits your body, have a chat with our sleep expert, Bowie.

You can get a better idea of the pricing and the options that suit you.

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– Wake up with pain during the night 
– Toss and turn till dawn
– Convinced the bed is getting old
– But the partner sleeps just fine
– Not want to be ‘difficult’ so forget it
– Put up with the sore all day
– Wake up with pain, again 
– Put up with the discomfort for months
– Confused, tired, and hurt.
– Crawl out of bed with a worn-out body
– Repeat daily
– See no sign of recovery
– Once manageable pain grows into lifelong injuries

1 in 3 Australians suffers from poor quality sleep.

Of course, there are many causes of poor sleep, but one of the main reasons is sleeping on the wrong mattress.

Especially for those who have chronic conditions such as:

– Back pain
– Sciatica
– Osteoarthritis
– And people who recently have surgeries done

Not only does their bed give them a bad night’s sleep, but it also worsens their recovery.

8 hours of recovery somehow turn into 8 hours of battling.

So how should pick our bed?

Here are the top 3 mistakes people make when choosing the right mattress.

Mistake #1:
They think a hard/ firm mattress is better for back pain

Hard doesn’t mean supportive.

The right mattress not only should support your body weight, but it should also conform to the natural curve of your spine.

Having just a hard/ firm surface isn’t enough.

Mistake #2:
They buy the ‘best’ mattress, not the right mattress

Everyone’s sleep habit is different.

How the mattress works for other people doesn’t necessarily mean how it will work for you.

Are they a side sleeper? 
Back sleeper? Combination?
How heavy are they? What about the partner?
What’s their medical condition?

Buying a mattress just based on reviews or claims is not always a good idea.

Mistake #3:
They don’t “sleep” on it

The comfort of your bed shouldn’t just be how you feel when you lay on it, but how you feel when you wake up in the morning.

Always look for a store who offers a trial period.

If you’re hunting for a new mattress, talk a sleep expert first who can help you narrow down your options so you don’t have to spend hours on trying everything.

After all, we spend 1/3 of our lives on the bed.

Finding the right mattress shouldn’t be guesswork.

If you’re looking for a new mattress or trying to improve your sleep quality, why not come to our showroom and have a chat with one of our sleep experts?

You can try and test different options and really learn what your body needs which also fits your budget.

Showroom Address: Unit 5/21 Beafield Rd, Para Hills West

Click here to book a showroom visit.

Everyone deserves to sleep well.

Bowie
R&B Bedding

1000+ Adelaideans have transformed their sleep in this showroom.

See what they say:

“It was the best thing we ever done for Mum! Mum suffers from back and shoulder issues and this bed is a dream for her!“ – Leah Andrews

My back problems and headaches are gone. Can’t thank the staff enough. Don’t know why I didn’t buy a new mattress sooner.” – Bob Rojewski

“Sunday afternoon I thought I am just going to another bedding store listening to sales pitches again. We spent about 30 mins in the showroom without any pressure or disturbance from salesman which was fantastic. We made our choice and it was delivered the next day. We also got a follow up call from Bowie to check if we are happy with new mattress. We absolutely love our new mattress“ – Evan C


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If you are getting the recommended amount of sleep 7-9 hours a night, you are spending One third of a day – Sleeping.

Ever wonder, how sleep helps us restore our productivity and physical energy?

You might feel like sleeping is considered ‘Lazy” but your mind and body is actually being very busy during your sleep.

I have talked about stages of sleep here (https://www.rnbbedding.com.au/why-you-cant-remember-your-dreams/)

We will sleep through these stages of sleep every night.

Each stage of sleep will have different responsible your body.

So the question is “How much Light, Deep, REM sleep is considered Healthy?” Light Sleep

Light sleep is a non-REM stage, and it’s easiest to wake up during this stage.

On average, you will spend about 50 – 60% of your night in this stage.

Light sleep is a very important stage when your body processes memories and emotions and your metabolism regulates itself.

Your breathing and heart rate will slow down and getting ready to transit into the next stage of sleep.

Deep Sleep (Delta Sleep)

In this stage, your body become unresponsive to surrounding.

It is a time when your body has a complete disengagement with the external.

This stage is extremely important for our physical recovery.

Our brain wave will slow down to a point where it is almost offline, our muscles are completely relaxed.

Your organs detoxicate, your kidneys clean your blood, and your body replaces cells, heals wounds, and builds muscle tissues as well. 

In healthy adults, about 13% – 23% of sleep is deep sleep.

So it’s roughly 60 – 110 minutes out of your 8 hours sleep.

Some people however find they need more Deep sleep in order to feel well rested.

There is no such thing as “too much deep sleep”

REM Sleep

If Deep sleep is all about the body, then REM sleep is about our brain.

In this stage, the brain is very active during REM sleep, yet the body is very inactive. Actually it’s so inactive, you’re actively paralyzed during REM sleep.

For healthy adults, REM Sleep takes about 20 – 25% of your night and it mostly takes place in the second half of your night.

REM sleep also has a direct effect towards your brain activity and sometimes emotions.

Having not enough REM sleep will affect your ability to focus, memory problem and you might also feel groggy.

Constantly having too much REM sleep will cause too much brain activity. It might lead to frustrations, irritable, depression and anxiety symptoms.

Many medications will also have impact on our REM sleep especially a lot antidepressant medication will cut our REM by half!

My Stat

If you are curious, I am currently on a journey tracking my own sleep log.

I am absolutely fascinated about this product. (Charge 3 by Fitbit)

Below it’s my first night sleeping on a mattress that is a bit firmer than my liking.

I will be tracking my sleep for a week to see how I perform against the “healthy” standard.

If you are curious about how I go, stay tuned, Like and Follow our facebook page below.

http://www.facebook.com/rnbbedding

Bowie

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Doing your research for your next mattress?

Good! Here are 8 terrible mistakes to avoid buying the wrong mattress.

#1 Don’t look for vague terms like “Best mattress for _________”

Regardless of what advisement you are reading, there isn’t one perfect mattress that would fit everyone. It just doesn’t exist.

If you are looking for a mattress that is best for lower back issue,

back issue comes with all kinds of causes and symptoms.

Back pain comes with all kinds of shapes and sizes.

One mattress works for one person with back pain.

It doesn’t automatically make that mattress works for you.

That is why it is strongly recommended to try one out in a showroom along with your pillow.

Lie in the position you usually sleep in. Spend a good 5 minutes laying down on the same position. (P.s you shouldn’t feel like you need to turn or switch side within 5 minutes, If you do, the firmness isn’t right.)

#2 Don’t make your decision upon the length of the warranty

A 20 years warranty mattress doesn’t make it better than a 10 years warranty mattress.

Manufacturer warranty usually only covers manufacture defects on the mattress.

And if you got burnt buying a mattress before.

You will know warranty claim is a length process that usually leave you frustrated and eventually give up. (At R&B Bedding, we offer 10 years factory replacement warranty on defects within 5 business days.)

The key is to have a realistic expectation on the comfort life of your investment.

#3 Don’t rush into buying

This rule applies on every buying decision.

Instead of shopping for a mattress after work or before picking up the kids,

shop on a weekend or day-off when there is no pressure on timing.

If you have visitors coming in a month, don’t leave it til the last minute.

Once you have narrowed down your options, spend 10 – 20 minutes on the mattress.

It is true that you can’t truly feel if this is the one for you.

That’s why always looking for a store who offer a trial period and utilize it.

#4 Don’t buy because it’s on sale

This is properly the most common mistake people made when buying a new mattress.

When a store offer a day-only discount or “I like you and I will do this price if you buy now” discount, it is a very obvious sign of the store doesn’t have the best interest at heart.

I have discussed in my previous blog post about  (How do you smell dishonest sales associates and stores?)

A store offers you a special deal today. It is very likely they will offer you the same deal the next day or next Friday therefore don’t rush! (unless it is a floor stock they want to get rid of it.)

#5 Don’t rely on customer views for choosing your mattress

Comfort is a very subjective matter. A reviewer that compliments how comfy the mattress is.

Great that means the mattress is comfortable “For them”

Individuals reviews do very little help into what the mattress will do for you and your partner.

Online reviews however are great for finding out common issues that particular brand or stores have.

E.g 5 reviews all saying the store have terrible after sale support.

20 reviews all saying the mattress is too thin.

15 reviews saying deliveries are much later than agreed date.

These are some information that you could keep in mind to manage expectation from this particular store or brand.

#6 Don’t be too cheap on a mattress

To a certain extent, you get what you pay for.

According to the Choice magazine, the price range which provides most consumer satisfaction is between $500 – $1500.

Given your body is going to be laying on the mattress at least couple hours each night for roughly the next 8-10 years.

It’s worth the spending the most you can reasonably afford – as opposed to pay the least you can get away with.

Studies show consumer who spend $500 or less / $3000 or more on a brand new queen mattress. Their satisfaction level decreased dramatically.

#7 Don’t ignore what’s inside the mattress

You are buying a mattress with your eyes shut if you are not asking questions about what’s inside the mattress.

Always get to the bottom of the smoke and mirror retailers trying to create.

Don’t settle for words like “premium” foam or “high quality” coils

Ask the sales consultant about the density of the foam and coil gauge of the coils.

A reputable store or sleep consultant will be open about the specification of their product.

If they are not, walk away. (There are more choices than ever in today’s marketplace)

#8 Don’t go to every single mattress stores

As I mentioned above, there are more choices than ever today.

However that doesn’t mean you should go to every mattress store possible.

Overloading yourself with options will usually lead to no decision.

When doing your research online, narrow down 3-5 stores or online options and choose within.

Buying your new mattress should be an educational and joyful experience kind of like guided tour.

Still confused about what you should be doing for your mattress research?

I can send you my industry research if you just go to (Contact Us)

Put in your name and email address. (P.s I hate junk mail myself and I promise you won’t be receiving time wasting email from us)

You will get a copy of what I called mattress research.

It will talk about

What type of mattresses are in the industry.

Pro and Con for each type

Components of what makes up a mattress

I will also be revealing “Secrets that retail stores don’t want you to know”

They are going to hate me for this.

Good luck with your mattress hunt!

Bowie

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2 Common misunderstandings about mattress

A lot of our customers will have this “Ah-Ha” moment when I am explaining differences between mattresses.

Or to be more specific, when we are discovering the differences between the feeling of the mattresses.

When we are designing our mattresses, there are a lot more things other than firm medium soft in terms of how the mattress feels.

Today I will be sharing 2 Common misunderstandings I have encountered when I am talking to customers.

Harder = Better Support or More Supportive

A lot of my customers associates firm with support of a mattress.

While there are some degree of correlation, they are not quite the same thing.

Sometimes I heard doctors got them mixed up too.

From a mattress specialist perspective, the definition of firm is the amount of force pushes back against our body while laying down.

When the definition of support is how well the mattress holds our body weight and keeps our spin align regardless of what position you sleeping.

They are not quite the same.

Although I see why majority of people perceive firm as more supportive, it is because most firmer mattress do perform better in terms of spinal alignment.

However it all comes down to your body size, weight and body shape.

Therefore if you blindly chase after a HARD mattress simply because you have a bad back.

You might get disappointed because they are not the same thing.

On the other hand, a lot of customers will associate soft as lack of support that will lead to bad back.

As mentioned above, they are not quite the same thing.

Thru a deeper discovery conversation with a sleep consultant can often achieve this.

Most of our customers will actually thank us for recommending something softer than they are used to yet achieve a much better sleep quality and longer deep sleep.

Most people don’t get to have these deeper discovery conversation with a “Mattress Salesperson” therefore they have to rely on their own judgement and research.

They will pick a firmer mattress which they will feel okay and satisfied with but not the full potential of a perfect mattress can achieve. (What should I consider when buying a new mattress?)

Benefit and Features vs Suitability

My staffs know me very well. I am a big “NO NO” to selling benefits and features to our customers.

It has absolute zero value toward sleep satisfaction when you don’t know if it is a good fit.

We are not selling phones and electronic devices. Our product has a direct impact upon health.

I told my customers the exact same thing.

That “XYZ Gel” or “Pluto magic dust” within a particular mattress has nothing to do with your sleep satisfaction.

Do not make a purchase decision based on a “Cool” feature. Focus on suitability and valuable contribution towards your sleep quality.

That’s 2 of the most common mistakes when it comes down to mattresses.

Don’t forget to follow our Facebook page (R&B Bedding Facebook Page) for useful advice and how sleep works.

Until next time

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96% success rate that get you asleep in 2 minutes by US Navy

I can’t fall asleep! He can’t fall asleep! She can’t fall asleep!

Don’t you hate insomnia? When it hits, it drives me nuts.

If you know me long enough, you will know I protect my sleep a lot.

I also respect others sleep more than themselves.

You can imagine how torturing it would be when insomnia hits me. (2 minutes trick)

In this blog post, I am going to share with you the method US Navy use to get their pilots asleep in 2 minutes. Check it out

Method used by US Navy

Insomnia is one of the most common sleep disorder affecting millions if not billions of people worldwide.

The US Navy needs their pilots to be able to fall asleep in any conditions any time of the day.

The method proves to have 96% success rate after 6 weeks of practicing by their pilots.

There are 5 easy steps that will get you asleep in 120 seconds.

You should spend one and half minute on all these steps to allow your body to relax physically and mentally.

Step 1 – Get your face asleep

Lie face up in bed. Relax your facial muscle including your jaw, tongue and muscles around your eyes.

If you realize you have a frown, really focus on releasing the center of your forehead.

Your forehead should be absolutely smooth. Relax your eye socket and allow them to go limp.

Step 2 – Get your arm asleep

Drop your shoulder as low as possible. This would release tension on your neck.

Relax your upper arm both side.

If you are struggling to relax your arm, try tensing them a little bit then letting them become loose.

At the end, include your hands and fingers.

Step 3 – Feel your breathing

Breath in and breath out. Relax your chest and feel your lung getting filled up with air.

Step 4 – Get your legs asleep

Relax your legs. Try releasing tension from your thighs first then let the relaxation travel down to your calves.

Finally focus on your feet and ankles.

Step 5 – Clear your mind

Envisioning the following images will clear your mind and block out any distractions.

Image 1: Imaging yourself lying on a canoe on a calm lake with nothing but a clear blue sky above you.

Image 2: Image you are snuggled up in a black hang bed in a pitch dark room.

If image 1 and 2 don’t work, say to yourself “Don’t think, don’t think, don’t think.” over and over again for 10 seconds.

Are you feeling sleepy already? This technique is proven to get people to fall asleep faster and longer.

Don’t require a bed

Best thing for this technique is that it doesn’t have to be done on a bed.

The US Navy actually perform this method on a chair so it will work for you on a bus or a long flight even train ride.

If you don’t see results immediately, don’t get frustrated.

Remember the pilots have to practice this method for 6 weeks before they can master it.

Of course this method will help if you are fighting against insomnia but to fight against something you must have the right tool to help. (Tools to fight insomnia)

Until next time, I hope this method helps you.

Warm Regards

R&B Bedding

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Ever feel like “stuck” in negative thoughts?

Something that is insignificant to others but you just can’t get over it?

Finding yourself hard to shift your attention away from negative thoughts? Take a good look at how you sleep.

I have mentioned about REM and NREM sleep in previous article.(How come you can remember some dreams but some cannot?)

Today I will be talking about how lack of theses sleeps can mess with our brains.

We all know negative thoughts drain productivity and energy more than anything.

You tried to ignore it.

Tried stop whining about something. Done that.

You feel like you are “stuck” in the sea of negativity. How do I get out?

It is completely normal to have negative thoughts in life. It is part of life.

If you find yourself “stuck” in negative thoughts for extended period of time then keep reading.

The sleep and mood connection

I have talked about REM and NREM(How come you can remember some dreams but some cannot?)

We only have couple hours of deep sleep each night. And during the night, our brain goes between REM and NREM couple times.

We get more REM sleeps in the last half of the night. During REM, something extraordinary happens.

One of the stress-related chemical in our brain is switched off. This is the only time, day or night it happens.

It allows us to be calm and peaceful while our brains remain reprocess all the experience of the day. It helps us come to terms with particularly emotional events.

Due to that, if you have broken sleep and woken up unexpectedly, your brain may not have dealt with all your emotions.

It could leave you stressed and anxious.

Drinking alcohol is a big no no as it reduces your REM for the night.

An interesting experiment was conducted in University of Oxford(Just a few nights of bad sleep upsets your brain)

The result is remarkable.

Volunteers who are restricted to sleep 4 hours per night for 3 nights.

3 of 4 volunteers claim the experience unpleasant. There were increase in anxiety, depression, stress also mistrust of other people increase.

The last volunteer claims there was no side effect to his wellbeing but upon testing. It shows there is a decrease in his positive thinking and spent longer to ignore negative emotions.

They all admit they have more negative thoughts when they are sleep-deprived and they are stuck in them.

To me, the result is remarkable how 3 nights of disturbed sleep affected us.

If you find yourself “stuck” in the ocean of negativity, you should check if you have the relevant tools to help you sleep.

We happen to have the most essential tool for your sleep.

Starting getting yourself out of negativity. Click the link below

Find your sleep here

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You don’t feel comfortable in your only comfort zone. Why?

People say “Get out of your comfort zone!”, “Try new things!”, “Say yes to that new opportunity” Blah Blah Blah.

I get it but what if “I don’t have a comfort zone”?

You see as a parent, a partner, a spouse. We always encourage our family to get out of their comfort zone and try new things. Don’t get me wrong. There is nothing wrong with that. In fact, that is what responsible parents, a supportive partner should do.

At the same time, a comfort zone is absolutely essential for our family wellbeing too. That is why I am a big “No No” to not investing in your comfort zone HOME.

You see when you are encouraging them to get out of their comfort zone. Which I think it’s great however ask yourself this.

Do you have a comfort zone for them?  So they can rest in when they are stressed, to hide in when they are depressed, to recover their mind and body when they are busy conquering their fear and discomfort during the day?

Now I am not saying you should ignore the price tags and overspend the money that you don’t have.

I am just saying if you are still trying to get the cheapest possible thing for your family. You should look at a bigger picture.

What is the real saving/cost to your family?

People need to get out of their comfort zone and try new things. I am hands down supporting it but ask yourself this.

Do you have a real comfy zone?

While at R&B Bedding, we 100% encourage people to get out of their comfort zone and smash their life goals.

At the same time, we provide comfortable mattresses that suit individual needs. Click the link below to create your own comfort zone so you can get out of your comfort zone and conquer the world.

https://www.rnbbedding.com.au/shop/

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 “Sleep Divorce” could be the trick for saving relationships

In your marriage or in your relationship, sharing a bed with someone isn’t as romantic as it seems in movies. Let’s be honest. We all have times where our sleep is negatively affected by our partners. If it only happens once in a while, most of us will be fine with it. What if it is something that occurs every single night?

What is a ‘sleep divorce’?

First of all, ‘Sleep Divorce‘ is a trend where loving couples sleep in separate beds or bedrooms. It’s an awful name but doesn’t actually mean that they’re destined for divorce, but sleep divorce actually refers to couples who really do love each other, and they want to maintain a really happy and positive outlook. Consistent quality sleep is important for our health and well-being, and if you’re not getting enough sleep, you’re likely struggling in ways you may not even realize. Partner disturbance on bed could trigger a lot of arguments and unpleasant. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider a ‘sleep divorce’.

1) Different sleep schedules

Difference in bed time often create disturbance to the other half. If one is an early bird and the other half is a night owl, there might cause a lot of conflicts. One might work night shift and one works early hours in the morning. Respecting and understanding the other half’s sleep becomes extremely important but sometimes you can’t help but drop your breakfast plate on the floor!

2) Partner Disturbance

Even you manage to agree to go to bed at the same time. It doesn’t mean the problem is solved. 3 out of 10 women report that their partner has a negative effect on their sleep quality. The most common complaint being loud snoring and the second most common is restless partners. As we get older, we will find ourselves needing to go to the bathroom more frequently during the night. If your partner is a light sleeper, be extremely mindful and try not to create too much noise.

3) Different Sleep environment preferences

Now you agree going to bed at the same time, your mattress is completely dead on motion transfer. You even manage to fix your snoring problem but have you thought about this? One likes a firm mattress and the other half likes a softer one. One loves to leave the lights on or with the TV on during the night. One prefers dead silence and complete darkness. One might prefer the room breezing cool and the other one likes the heater one and an electric blanket and the heaviest warmest doona in the universe. You get the picture. There will be a lot of “Have you ever thought about me?” moment. Sometimes sleeping in the same environment just doesn’t work.

4) Different sleep habits

Same as sleep environment preferences, we are just not built the same. We like to do different things on bed in a different time as well. One might be playing with the phone on bed with sounds on and lights from the monitor keeping the other one awake. One might like to read for 10-15 minutes after that prefer a dead silent dark room.

5) Co-sleeping conflicts

If you are old enough to have the ‘privilege’ of sharing a bed with different individuals, you might experience some kung-fu masters, sleep-talkers (I call them sleep lecturer), Blanket Thief, High powered noise generator. You name it. Some parents just don’t sleep very well at night especially with their kids on the same bed. (Some people are able to cope with random elbows and knees digging into their soft tissue courtesy of restless toddlers much better than others)

Last but also the most important

Don’t place blame on your partner. I am sure if they have a choice. They will respect your sleep but we just can’t control our snoring can we? Mention how your sleeping arrangement might be impacting both of you. Try to get your other half acknowledge the difference in sleeping style between you two. After that, suggest if he/she is open to try new things and mention you only bring up the idea of sleeping separately merely because you care deeply about other’s well-being.

So there you have it. Be honest and open with your partner. Communication is always the key. If you are looking for a mattress that both of you are happy with, why not try our super useful mattress selector (https://www.rnbbedding.com.au/mattress-selector/). It might not be the answer but it is a start.

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You work in daylight and sleep at night. Parents work in daylight and parenting at night.

Parenthood is sweet and full of love ay? Babies are nice. They are sweet, they smell good and they bring endless joy to the family eh? True however just like everything else. There is a good and there is a down side. Today, I am going to talk about the down side of parenthood especially the early stage. To all the moms and dads out there, we want you to know that in our eye you are the greatest parents ever and you have our full respect on the sacrifice made for your children. (Hats off to you and 90 degree bow)

Today I am going to share with you some tips and tricks to make those early times a bit more manageable. A new born baby can throw a lot of challenges for new parents. Daily tasks such as cooking, washing and cleaning would be a massive change from now on. According to most new parents, those daily challenges are tough but most parents agree they are manageable. Over 80% parents vote that the most challenging parenting task is sleep deprivations and for some of them it creates a lot of problems physically and mentally.

Take care of yourself

It seems completely normal and I know it might means absolute “crock of shit” to some of fire-breathing restless moms. Remember to breath in and breath out, slow down your breathing usually helps. Don’t expect everything will be perfect in fact it is an unrealistic expectation that things will run smoothly. The changes that a newborn baby brings to a household are far ranging, and go beyond the asleep: awake continuum.

Creating a cool-relaxing environment is not the answer for sleepless nights but it helps. A lot of parent focuses entirely on the baby’s room, sleeping aid this and that. Remember your wellbeing is essential to your child’s wellbeing, don’t forget about your own bedroom and invest into better bedding, linens, beds etc. You don’t get a lot of sleep and the often thing that pushes parent off the emotional edge is uncomfortable bedding when they already have very limited alone rest time.

Time-out

Time-out might sound impossible for some new parents especially they don’t have someone to rely on. Bonding in the first few days and weeks are essential for both child and the parent. Taking time away from those moments can feel emotionally fraught. If there is support available such as your parents, or siblings, try to take shorter breaks (such as a hot shower alone, couple hours nap or a quick jog around the block) According to most parents, they would die for couple hours of undisturbed sleeps. Taking these small breaks, you can provide your body and brain some fresh air and much-needed rest/sleeps. It helps a lot restoring the energy that you need and will lead to less ongoing physical and emotional fatigue.

Take it Slow and Adjust as it goes

A lot of parents are focusing so hard on re-arranging their houses, the baby’s room, their habits, their timetable and theoretical needs for their unborn baby. The preparation itself creates tremendous amount of stress and sleepless night even before the newborn baby. The trick to implementing sustainable changes is to “Adjust as it goes”. Sometimes getting everything ready before the newborn is not necessary because not everything will go according to your plan. Not finding success in a separate baby’s room? Move the baby to the cot in the main bedroom temporarily. Baby doesn’t want to sleep in the cot? Try co-sleeping on the main bed. Incremental changes are essential for new parents. It provides you the flexibility to adapt to changes naturally and sustainably without creating more stress and sleepless night for yourself and the baby.

 

To All beautiful mothers, I want you to remember

During those, dark, quiet hours in the middle of the night, it could be refreshing and relaxing due to lack of distractions from the noise and non-sense from daily work life. Baby’s needs are usually simple: to be held and fed. And I know mothers are experts that can fulfilled the needs for their babies. The feeling of satisfying your child in the middle of dark, quiet nights could be quite satisfying. To all the tired moms out there, these sleepless nights are tough but short-lived. Your baby and you will be sleeping more soundly before long. When one day, he/she is holding a baby of their own, they will start appreciating what you have done for them.

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