Public service announcement: Daylight Saving Time starts soon. That means all the mamas doing double and triple duty are going to miss out on an hour of sweet, sweet, sleep. How does one catch up on sleep? All the women I know are already tapped out. It's adding insult to injury to rob us of another hour.

Related: Everyday ways to relax and pamper yourself

What's Going on with Our Sleep

I read a Redbook sleep survey that said 33% of women get 4-6 hours of sleep. I'm guessing when you poll mothers the numbers would go up. Guess what ladies, there's no reward for being sleep deprived. We just get irritable and miss out on life.

There's a term for what happens when we wake up too early or wake up in the middle of the night to worry and fret: disturbed sleep cycle.

Mama Needs a Good Night of Sleep

Seven Tips for Getting More Sleep

ZzzQuil posted a survey and found out that more than half of all US adults say their sleep is disrupted by Daylight Saving Time. It's not too late to get a game plan together. The same survey found that 81% of US adults do nothing to prepare for the time change. Time to prepare people. Don't be a sleep martyr. It's not good bragging rite to live on 4 hours of sleep like a zombie. Give yourself permission to refuel. Here's how.

Mark your calendar and develop a plan. It's not a great weekend to plan a getaway or a sleepover. Start prepping now. I already know that we'll be spending the night IN on March 7th.

Focus on wellness.Before DST arrives, be sure that you are moving your alarm clock slightly earlier, even 5 minutes a day can help. A week out move your alarm clock from 7 to 6:50, then 6:40, then 6:30 you get the picture. Start tricking your body into the new wake-up time.

Recommended Articles

Best Modern Wooden Play Gyms

Mom Picks for Best Modern Wooden Play Gyms

Let's be honest: Most baby gyms look like a primary color explosion of yikesness. And yes, I owned one and found it an absolute lifesaver at that bewitching hour when every child under 1 starts crying right when you need to be cooking dinner. But whenever company arrived, I would more

Inspiration and Games for a Candy Land Birthday Party

Inspiration and Games for a Candy Land Birthday Party

The girls had their hearts set in a colorful candy party inspired by the Candy Land board game. This party was such a blast to put together. A rainbow of colors, candy bar, and candy games! Candy Land Birthday Party Food and Drink Our party was in the afternoon, so for food we more

Five Tips for the Perfect Pumpkin Patch Visit 1

Five Tips for the Perfect Pumpkin Patch Visit

It's that time of the year again...pumpkin patch time! While I love a nice Pumpkin Spice Latte as much as the next fall lovin' girl...for me, the season is all about spending time with my family...and hopefully that time is spent outside as much as possible. If you're headed out more

Create a healthy sleep environment. Put the phone down early and if possible turn it off entirely and use a good old-fashioned alarm. Studies have shown that the light from tablets and phones can be disruptive to sleep. Turn off the TV too. If you need to unwind find a great book.

Avoid distractions. If you're like me when you finally slip under the covers your mind is still wound up. I try to NOT look at my phone since it makes me anxious. I do keep a pad by my bed. If the "to dos" pop up I get them out of my head and onto paper.

to do lis

Chill out.According to the National Sleep Foundation, a cool room is best. Set the thermostat around 65 degrees.

Find an over-the-counter remedy that will help. ZzzQuil will help you wake up refreshed! ZzzQuil is a non-habit-forming sleep-aid for the relief of occasional sleeplessness that can help you fall asleep easily, sleep soundly and wake up feeling refreshed. 

zzzquil for sleep


  1. Easy poses from Momtrends yoga series
  2. Essentials to help you create an at home yoga sanctuary
  3. Online yoga options for stay at home workouts


Use Pinterest to save your favorite ideas from Momtrends. Be sure to follow our Fitness and health board here.

Related Articles