Posts Tagged ‘sleep’

5 Essentials to pack when Traveling for a Race or Competition

Traveling and having all the essentials you need can be tough. Be prepared ahead of time by making sure you pack the things you need to compete at your best level. One of the worst things when trying to compete is not having the right essentials. These can cause more stress, more unexpected costs, or make performing subpar. Let’s be prepared, so check out some tips here to help you pack what you need and maybe some other new ideas to help when traveling.

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How to Build Your Own Fitness Program

Finding a fitness program that fits your lifestyle – and one that will last beyond the 7 weeks, 21-days, or 12 week programs out there – can be difficult. Even just trying to workout on your own when you find the time, while trying to follow a path can be overwhelming and leave you simply feeling lost. Understanding some basic ground rules to working out, can help take the stress away and lead you to creating a program that works for you; a program that that is sustainable and will get you excited to complete every day.

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Why Moms Need Exercise

The research is clear pertaining to the many benefits of exercise. Yet, as moms, we tend to push off the need for exercise – or basically anything that involves ourselves. We make excuses – no time, too tired, we don’t know how, we can’t afford it – you name it, we’ve said it. But the truth is, excuses are just excuses – they don’t make us better, they don’t make us stronger – the only way to get better is to work harder, work better, and try harder. The excuses for exercise become our excuses for life; if we continue to not put ourselves first, we will fall into a habitual routine of never taking care of ourselves. It’s more than just exercise, it’s who we are – if we are truly important to ourselves, we’d make time for us, to be the person we want to be. 

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Unique Gifts: Father’s Day 2017

Finding that perfect gift for Father’s Day can be tricky. Some dads already have everything, while others are just too picky, and some you just want to seek out that perfect gift that you just know he’ll love. Whatever the reason, we’ve compiled a list of unique Father’s Day gifts that your Dad is sure to love. Our list is complete, including awesome strollers, a unique take on the Bible, the perfect pillow, and super fun socks that will make any dad happy this Father’s Day.

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Why Moms Need Sleep: Too Tired to Mom

Momming ain’t easy, and being tired is fo’ real. Moms spend so much of their days taking care of someone else, hardly thinking of themselves. Cutting up fruit to the precise angle in which your child will eat it. Worried that we aren’t reading to them enough, teaching them enough, giving them enough encouragement, while also letting them find themselves independently… We are always pushing ourselves to the limit. And we are often doing so on very little sleep, leaving us too tired to mom.

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Valentine’s Day 2017: Top Gifts for the Season of Love

As Valentine’s Day approaches, many of us are left wondering what to get those that mean the most to us. The Christmas and holiday season seems as though it were yesterday, and we are all out of unique and thoughtful gift ideas. But Daily Mom is here to help with our Valentine’s Day gift guides. Below you will find some of the most interesting, unique, and thoughtful gifts perfect for anyone on your sweetheart list. 

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5 Steps That Will Restore Your Family’s Sleep and Sanity

Sleep is essential to our body’s rest and repair. While adults need anywhere from seven to nine hours of solid sleep, there is also evidence to suggest that women need a slightly longer amount of sleep due to their more complex brains. Sadly, women, and especially mothers are typically expected to get by with the least amount of sleep of anyone in the family. Mothers are also most likely to receive interrupted sleep, which one study showed is actually as detrimental as no sleep at all!

“Our study shows the impact of only one disrupted night. We know that these effects accumulate and therefore the functional price new parents — who awaken three to ten times a night for months on end — pay for common infant sleep disturbance is enormous,” said the study’s lead author, Professor Avi Sadeh of Tel Aviv University.

The disturbance of sleep affects all of us and is especially detrimental to children. The National Sleep Foundation recently changed its sleep recommendations for various age groups. They now recognize that, depending on their age, children need anywhere from eight to 17 hours of sleep.

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Gifts for the New Mom Holiday 2016 #DMHoliday16

Becoming a mother is the most magical time in a woman’s life. We may be sleep deprived, hungry, and in need of a long, hot shower, but the second we get a whiff of that little one’s head, everything else fades away. If you have a new mom in your life, this holiday season is a great time to give her the goods that will help her enjoy those sweet moments while getting through the day to day trudge of having a newborn. We scoured the registries and have put together our list of must-have gifts for the new mom! 

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Gifts for Baby: Holiday 2016 #DMHoliday16

Earlier this year, you welcomed a new baby into your family. Before that baby arrived, you likely celebrated with showers and gifts. Babies are so easy to shop for, right? But, now that the baby is here, what do you give for Christmas? We’ve got a few ideas up our sleeves that will make moms and babies alike smile from ear to ear. Read on to find out what baby gifts are in for Christmas 2016.

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Win It: ‘LectroFan White Noise Fan Sound Machine

Sleep is one of the biggest concerns when a new baby enters your world. Not only are you, the parent, exhausted in those first few months, but as the first year goes by, it seems that getting your little one to sleep becomes increasingly harder. Thanks to technology, though, we have come a long way in getting our little ones to fall asleep peacefully, allowing us to get some much needed shut-eye of our own. For every new mom and dad, the ‘LectroFan White Noise Fan Sound Machine is on our list of must-haves. 

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How White Noise can help you and your baby sleep better

Sleep. It’s desired by mothers everywhere, yet fought by infants to the nth degree. We joke, almost hysterically, as we navigate our new world with very heavy eyelids, that one day our children will sleep til noon, avoiding teenage responsibilities and household chores. We hang tight to hope — hope that one day we might come to know what a full night’s sleep feels like. And thus, we read. We read every book offering tips and tricks to getting a baby to sleep through the night or go down easily for a nap, and we implement every trick with high expectations. While using infant swings, regulating room temperatures, designing a routine, and installing blackout curtains can certainly help, we found one tip that greatly intrigued us because of its soothing capabilities for both mom and baby: white noise.

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How To Make School mornings easy

Getting back into the swing of school mornings can be rough. The mornings are rushed, the tempers are short, and the coffee may not fully be pulsing through your veins quite yet. While we don’t guarantee a fool-proof system, doing some minor things prior to the first morning of school starting can really help elevate the pain for everyone around the home, and it may even ensure enough time to swing through the Starbucks drive-thru for a cup of coffee on the way to morning drop-off. 

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Mother’s Day 2016 Ultimate Gifts

The mothers in our lives do so much on a daily basis. Whether it be your own mother who has been watching out for you your entire life, or you, the mother who spends her days taking care of the house and the children; for all that mom does, she is certainly deserving of some extra love this year. In addition to a fantastic handmade gift from the kids or grandkids be sure to check out our amazing collection of Ultimate Gifts! They are as amazing as they are unique, and you are sure to find something that mom will love.

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6 Ways to Get Better Sleep

There are many things that can interfere with a good night’s sleep– stress from work, family responsibilities, financial woes, relationship issues and illnesses. It comes as no surprise that a good night’s sleep eludes you from time to time. Fortunately you can adopt habits that encourage better sleep since it’s nearly impossible to control all of the factors that interfere with your sleep.

Here are 6 ways to achieve better sleep and feel more rested.

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