Dealing with postpartum or post-birth insomnia is painful – especially for first-time mothers. Here are some measures by which you may alleviate (if not completely do away with) the blues.
Take a warm water bath or play soothing music – simply ‘switch off’ from the world.
Divide the night routine with your partner or any other secondary caregiver. Work in shifts.
Several responsibilities make it difficult but try scheduling your sleep time with your baby.
Sipping on herbal tea is great, but nothing works like water. Just make a conscious effort.
Switch off blue light-emitting gadgets and instead opt for a white noise app or machine to neutralise external sounds.
Remember, your responsibilities have increased – so do everything it takes to stay healthy.
Don’t let it escalate into postpartum depression. Seek help if you sense the symptoms setting in.
We understand it’s a tough time but always remember, patience is key. As your baby’s sleep pattern develops, you will get more time to relax. For now, your baby needs you.