In this tag archive, you’ll find podcast interviews on the topic of sleep. Sleep is a fundamental aspect of self-care, and you’ll notice that some of these episodes also show under the tags of mental health, self-awareness, and postnatal health amongst others. Getting enough sleep is a way for our body to literally rest and recuperate – we need sleep to grow, to be the person we want to be and the mum we want to be.


032: 5 Practical Tips for Busy Mums to Get More Sleep

Let me sleep, for when I wake I will move mountains

pexels-photo-46100Sleep, elusive sleep

From the last weeks of our first pregnancy, the sleep deficit begins. And so to, a taste of things to come. 

For me, that was over seven years ago. And as much as I hate to be the bearer of bad news, I haven’t had a full eight hours since. 

Self inflicted admittedly. I’m not pregnant, don’t have a newborn and my kids sleep like angels. 

But oh! That precious golden time once the kids are in bed. The day is done, the jobs are finished (at least for now) and the house is quiet. 

ME TIME!!! Yippee 

Why would I want to give that up to go to bed?

But how well is the lack of Zzzzzz’s serving me? 

In this weeks episode of The Friday Café, Michelle Dawson and I talk about sleep, how a lack of sleep affects our mothering, and what we can do about it.

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This weeks challenge:

My challenge for this week is to consider how much quality sleep you’re getting and what steps you can take to get a little more.
I’m in this challenge right alongside you, because I battle it too. Its difficult I know because that pocket of ‘me’ time is so elusive.
But if you can conquer it, your awake time will be far more productive, and you’ll also notice that you’re better able to move mountains when you’re fully rested. So don’t see sleep as time wasted.

Tell me what you think?

Tell me in the comments. How many hours sleep do you get a night? Is it enough or do you feel tired during the day? How can you claw back a bit more time for sleep?

I’m here to spur you on and help you as much as possible

Hope you enjoy the show.

Now, Go Conquer Motherhood!

Lisa York x

Show Notes:

BOOK: The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time by Arianna Huffington

BOOK: Baby on Board by Dr Howard Chilton


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Lisa York

Lisa believes a happy mum brings up happy kids who become happy adults. With four children aged 7, 6, 4 and 2, being kind to herself is an ongoing challenge. But she’s trying.

Lisa lives with her family in Canberra, Australia.

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