A good night’s sleep is not only important for your physical and mental health but it also sets you up for parenting duties and the endless list of things to do the next day. When you have a good night’s sleep, you show up as a better parent and a less cranky partner. But when you’re a mum, a good night’s rest can seem elusive and often unpredictable. There are some things you can’t control… teething, sleep regressions, sicknesses but there are variables you can control to optimise your sleep.

Switch off to recharge

It’s tempting to turn off the lights and start the endless scroll on social media but your devices and the blue light they emit can disrupt your sleep quality. Unplug your Wi-Fi router, switch off Bluetooth devices, and keep your phone out of your room to avoid any temptation to pick up your phone. This simple act can reduce exposure to radiofrequency fields and improve your sleep.

Choose your fabrics wisely

We spend a third of our lives sleeping, so your bed, bedding and sleepwear are worth the investment. Stick to natural fibres. They are breathable, allowing for better air circulation and temperature regulation while you sleep. They are also gentle on the skin and hypoallergenic, promoting a more restful night’s sleep. Look to McPhails’ newly launched linen and cotton bedding range or The Fable for silk PJs.

Support your sleep with supplements

If you need a boost in getting some shut-eye, supplements can be a great aid. Look at ingredients like magnesium that’s been known to help relax the nervous system and relieve tension. Anna Robards created INTU Sleep & Skin Renewal to help other mums sleep better and wake up feeling re-energised skin. The Fast 800 also recently launched its sleep blend made with a blend of magnesium, amino acids, pre and probiotics and herbs to help optimise sleep. When it comes to better sleep, consistency is key. Create a sleep routine and stick to it for your best chance at a good night’s rest.