Sleep Better Tips For Tired Moms! #IWasSoTired @Tylenol #Sweeps #Ad

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I have received information and materials from McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., the makers of TYLENOL®. The opinions stated are my own. This is a sponsored post.

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    Let’s be honest, despite what some might think, being a mom is a 24-hour job.  There is no time off on holidays and there are certainly no guarantees about being able to get a full night’s sleep every single day.  After all, moms are still “on the clock” when their children call out for them in the middle of the night or when kids are up with a fever or an ear infection.  Most of us struggle regularly to get the sleep that we need.

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    We all know sleep is a necessary factor in our overall health and wellness but knowing this and actually being able to get enough rest can be two separate things for most moms.  Hopefully, the following tips on how to sleep better will help you to start the discussion with your loved ones about how they can support you in having more restful sleep.

Tips For Sleeping Better For Tired Moms:

  • Don’t work in bed-This is probably one of my biggest downfalls.  Since working and stress go hand in hand, your mind starts to make that correlation as well instead of enjoying this time to sleep and relax.
  • Exercise Regularly-Engaging in regular physical activity helps you to enjoy a deeper sleep, not to mention that you will also look great while doing it.
  • Take a warm bubble bath before bed-Not only does taking a warm bath help to relax you but, cooling off after a bath helps signal your body that it is bedtime.
  • Read a good book-Reading books is a welcome distraction after a hectic day.  It helps to calm your mind and thoughts so you will fall asleep more easily.
  • Wear earplugs-If you are a light sleeper, like I am, any little noise wakes you up or keeps you from sleeping.  By blocking out noises that might interrupt your sleep, you have a better chance of enjoying a deep rest.

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    Implementing some of these tips might help to decrease some of those funny things that happen sometimes when moms don’t get enough rest.  A very common one for me is wearing my shirts inside out for work.  I can’t even begin to tell you guys how many times a colleague has had to tell me that my blouse was inside out, can you say embarrassing?

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    One sleepless night can impact your whole day.  Trying a sleep aid like TYLENOL® PM as directed can help moms to spend less sleepless nights and to enjoy being more productive and less tired during the week. TYLENOL® PM relieves minor aches and pains while helping you fall asleep. TYLENOL® PM is also non-habit forming when used as directed.

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    I’m sure many of you have a ton of funny stories about things that have happened as a result of you not getting enough sleep.  By sharing your #IWasSoTired story with the makers of TYLENOL® PM on Instagram, you are entered for the chance to win a $1,000 Bed, Bath & Beyond™ Bedroom Makeover.  Three lucky winners will be chosen every week!*

To enter, participants must:**

  • Take a photo or video to show how they felt or what they did when they did not get enough sleep.
  • Use the hashtags #IWasSoTired and #Sweeps in their Instagram post.
  • Be 18 years or older and live in the United States.

    Learn more about this sweepstakes by visiting the #IWasSoTired page on the TYLENOL® site.  I’m hoping it will help me not be doomed to a lifetime of wearing clothes inside out to work.  Believe me, when you sleep better, you definitely feel better!

Let’s Discuss:  What are some of your special tips for getting a good night’s sleep?

*Share with @TYLENOL on Instagram using #IWasSoTired #Sweeps for a chance to win a $1,000 Bed, Bath & Beyond™
Bedroom Makeover. Learn more here. **

NO PURCHASE OR SUBMISSION NECESSARY. OPEN TO LEGAL RESIDENTS OF THE 50 US & D.C., 18 AND OLDER. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED. Sweepstakes ends 5/1/15. Prize awarded as a gift card. For Official Rules, how to enter without use of a mobile device or submission, prize descriptions and odds disclosure, visit LINK. Bed, Bath & Beyond™ is not an official sponsor of this promotion. Sponsor: McNeil Consumer Healthcare Division of McNEIL-PPC, Inc., 7050 Camp Hill Road, Fort Washington, PA 19034.

Disclosure:  This is part of a sponsored campaign with TYLENOL®. However, all opinions expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Comments

  1. There have been nights where I needed to hit the Tylenol PM. I think taking something like this once and awhile is very helpful for moms to get the rest they need. I like your idea of relaxing with a book too, that always puts me out.

  2. I wish they had this for kids. My son has the worst sleep schedule ever!

  3. I also hear that putting down the tablet not watching TV in bed helps a lot also. But I never listen to that advice…

  4. It’s always wonderful to read posts by moms who are doing it right. Im yet to have my own kids and reading this kinda makes me look forward to taking up the role myself. great post. thanks

  5. I like my room dark, cool, and quiet when I sleep. My kids also need it very dark, especially during the day/naps.

  6. For me, I have to unplug myself from the TV, Cell, and Laptop about an hour before bed time. Easier said than done though.

  7. NYC Single Mom says:

    I love your tips. It has been a long time since I took a bubble bath. I think it’s time to splurge on taking the time to do it.

  8. These are some great tips – my sleeping pattern is awful I’ll have to try and mix a few in.

  9. Some tips that I have tried in the past have been putting on calming Cd’s = Waterfall, rainfall, ocean waves. Also doing mediation just before or while in bed helps to calm the mind as well.

  10. There are definitely nights where I can’t settle in. This is awesome advice and a sleep aid would probably help a lot.

  11. Do they make this for cats? She wakes me up none too gently between midnight and for some reason 2:30 am today–the sound of my eyeglasses being swiped to the floor woke me up quickly–yeah I can be a light sleeper–then after going back for a couple after being on the computer at 7:30 am she was gently this time pulling the blanket from over my head–the sunshine was pouring through the window–you know that woke me up. So I could sleep a full night–but my cat will not allow it!!

  12. Great tips! I have a hard time sleeping later, and wish I could do Tylenol PM. Maybe once I’m done breastfeeding I can, and will get a better night sleep!

  13. Definitely sounds helpful for a good nights sleep! Someones I have a problem myself where I lye there thinking.

  14. My best tip is taking time to wind down. My go to trick is using lavender oil drops behind my ears

  15. My daughter did not sleep through an entire night until she was 4. No joke! I was a walking zombie from 2003 to 2007. I probably should have used some Tylenol PM then!

  16. It sure is a lot of work, isn’t it. Thank goodness for modern medicine!

  17. I definitely think too much when I go to bed. Need to have more of a relaxation process.

  18. These are great suggestions for those nights and lately they are coming more often than not. My problem is I fall asleep, or should I say pass out, early evening and then when my husband wakes me up to go to bed I can’t get to sleep. I need to get myself situation into a better routine. Maybe Tylenol PM would help.

  19. I need to get more sleep! I used to be a way better sleeper but those days seem to be gone.

  20. These are some great tips, I have been having a lot of trouble sleeping lately and will surely give these a try to help!

  21. I miss bubble baths. The drought in California makes me feel really guilty if I take one…

  22. I have never tried Tylenol P.M. It definitely sounds like a product worth having in the house for when you need it!

  23. meagan bs says:

    I have to have some down time before bed to get to sleep and i have to make sure and pee before bed lol

  24. I drink herbal tea in the late evening and instead of watching tv, I started reading before bedtime. That helps me a lot.

  25. Exercise regularly is definitely a good one. Most busy mom lacks that.

  26. Those are great ideas. I find that reading a book before going to bed helps a lot.

  27. I have a hard time falling asleep. Its never fun ` thanks for the tips

  28. A mom’s work is never done for sure. I could use a lot more sleep each night

  29. No electronics in the bedroom! That’s a doozy, but I have to do it. It’s not always been that way. We just started that one this past week and I swear it’s been so good to us in the sleeping department!

  30. All these are great tips for tired moms to relax themselves. This would be very helpful for me. I should unplug my self from TV. Tylenol PM sounds really great. Will have to share about this with my friends who are facing such issues. Thanks a lot for sharing it.

  31. Chrissy Mazzocchi says:

    I think all of us Mom sneed sleep tips so thanks for that! I am really guilty of working in bed. I like to be comfortable when working and then when I try to fall asleep at night it takes me 2 hours. I will stop doing that and hope it helps.

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