For the Mom Who Can’t Sleep

I don’t know about you, but there are some nights that I just can’t sleep.  I lie awake in my bed with my to do list running through my head.  I try and try, but sleep is elusive some nights.

Mom Can't Sleep

Recently, I had two different readers send me some great suggestions on how they are able to settle down and sleep.  I loved them so much, that I thought I’d share them with you.

Count your blessings.

One reader shared that she has stopped thinking about the things she’s worried about and instead focuses on the blessings in her life.  Isn’t that brilliant!?

What a great way to drift off to sleep thinking about the the good in your life.  So replace those worrisome thoughts with blessings instead.  Simple, doable, and effective!

iSleep phone app

Another reader said that she uses an iSleep app that helps her fall asleep.  I was intrigued, so I tried it out, and I like it!

This app is filled with guided meditations to help you relax and fall asleep faster.  I have purchased it and plug in my ear phones, as to not wake the husband, and fall right to sleep.  It maybe me new favorite thing.

They have apps for both Apple and Android.  The maker of this app has no idea that I’m writing this nor do I get any compensation for telling you about this.  I just love to share things that I love.


Do you have any other tips to help you fall asleep?  Go ahead and share them, all us Mamas who can’t sleep could really use them!


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  1. Melissa says:

    I take Melatonin when the insomnia is really bad, I like Natrol liquid brand, 3-6 droppers. For stress I take Gemmotherapy Lime Tree – 6 droppers to calm the nerves. Otherwise I Pin, or play words with friends honestly, under the covers so as not to wake my husband. I’m too lazy to get up to do stuff till I get tired. I can’t sleep during the day, my brain keeps me awake. Reading tires my eyes & distracts me from what’s happening.

    • Amanda says:

      Oh I’ve heard of Melatonin…I’ll look into that. I do have a tendency to be on my phone when I can’t sleep…it’s better than getting frustrated and just tossing and turning.

  2. Carla says:

    I actually have to take something for my insomnia nightly but I do turn off the computer an hour before bed or even the meds won’t work. I also wear an eye mask on occasion. Of course, my kids are grown so I can get by with a lot more things. :)

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    • Amanda says:

      The computer is probably a problem for me. Thanks for the reminder. Hope you sleep well tonight :)

  3. I have trouble sleeping some nights. It is hard to remember to shut down. Disconnect. And give my brain as much rest as I can. I have a bad habit of giving it more to think about. I might try some of your suggestions. Thank you!
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  4. Mandy Lane says:

    Passion flower tea and skullcap tincture. Works wonderfully. Suggested by my naturopath.

    • Amanda says:

      Oh! Thanks! I’ll have to look into that.

  5. Jenny says:

    If I drift, I start to get frustrated that I’m not asleep, so I like my brain to be occupied, but not too occupied. A friend suggested that I go through the alphabet naming a vegetable (sometimes I do fruits, or plants, generally) that starts with each letter Not always so easy, but I’m usually asleep by K!

    • Amanda says:

      What a great tip! I’ll have to try that one out. Thanks!

  6. Erica says:

    Valarian root works wonders for me!! Just take it about 30 minutes before you want to be asleep. You won’t get the sleep hangover you can get from other supplements.

  7. I definitely have this problem often! Both ideas sound intriguing – I’ll have to give them a try!
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  8. Kristin says:

    Deep breathing works for me most of the time. Stretching and yoga work too!

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