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5 Ways To Survive On a Sleepless Schedule

Wake up, do it again. Between the breakfasts, getting kids ready for schools, early conference calls the busy working mom has her hands full. Interestingly enough, many men and women alike are wired for night time circadian rhythms. When your biological rhythms differ from your daily rhythms, there’s a few things you can do keep the body energized and fueled to stay on-the-go throughout your day.

1.) Consider taking Melatonin supplements. If you’re having trouble getting to bed, you’ll find this to be an effective remedy to help with your sleep schedule. What this will do is not only sleep soundly, but it will help you with the inertia needed to rise out of bed. At times, lack of sleep can make this process quite severe, especially if you’re pulled out a deep sleep between REM cycles.

2.) Make your morning routine highly efficient. Think about all the important things that need to be handled, and make it easy as possible on yourself in advance. Everything from laying out clothes, taking a shower the night before, packing a bagged lunch or preparing breakfasts and dinners for the next day can cut down on not just the time needed … but even the amount of time you spend deciding on them.

3.) Create your to-do lists for work and play in advance. You know in the morning when you’re not 100% cleared for productivity … you can bypass the fuzz factor by setting this up when you were awake and alert the day before. When the mind is fresh, you have the best opportunity to use your time wisely.

4.) Think about work you can bring home, or do online. If you are awake in the evenings, after the kids are winding down for bedtime you might find your window of extra opportunity. This might end up being a time of greater focus and therefore creating better results in less time – keeping you ahead of the game at work. If you’re looking for the best internet provider to work at home, Internet Choice can provide a giant list and save you a lot of time searching.

5.) Consider a moving closer to where you work. If at all possible, you’ll gain valuable time in your day. Having a short commute becomes, of course, cost effective in terms of gas and vehicle repairs, in addition to decreased stress levels of balancing work and mommy tasks at home.

Remember, even just a power nap, or closing the eyes briefly for 15 to 20 minutes can have an impact in the amount of energy you have. Take time for breaks and you’ll have more time for being an awake, aware, and happy Mommy.


Author Bio

Sam Jones is a digital marketing expert, social media and branding consultant and guest blogger for various publications, including Business2Community, and In her free time, Sam is an avid traveler, foodie and lover of all things technology. She’s also a fitness fanatic (in the making).