#PerfectNightIn with Mattress Online

A good night’s sleep is something that many parents long for. Thankfully, my husband and I have many a good nights sleep, but that hasn’t always been the case. With twin girls, we’ve had our fair share of sleepless nights! However, our twins are now six years old and thankfully for the most they’re pretty good sleepers.  Sometimes though, I find the business of life can be overwhelming and this has an effect on my sleep. This is why having a good bedtime routine can help you to drift off to sleep quickly, and help you to stay asleep for… [Read More]

Pregnant women average just 5 hours of sleep each night

When I was pregnant with our twins, I always thought of myself as very lucky. I never experienced any morning sickness or other symptoms you’d typically associated with pregnancy. Many people assumed that because I was pregnant with twins, that I’d have all of the symptoms under the sun, including a heavy dose of morning sickness, but nope, nothing! During the later months of pregnancy, I did however, start to suffer with my sleep. I’ve always been the kind of person who is usually asleep within seconds of my head hitting the pillow, but the last few months of pregnant… [Read More]

How To Stay Energised In The Summer Heat

It’s easy to burn out during the summer. You’re facing some really hot days, and at some point, the energy kind of just sizzles out of you. The summer heat can be so intense that it knocks away any will you might have had to do literally anything.  The good news is that there are ways of energising yourself so that you can withstand the summer heat. It really all comes down to incorporating a couple of small dietary and lifestyle changes that can help prep your body to last longer in the heat.  Want to learn how to stay… [Read More]

Helping Your Child With Autism Get a Good Night’s Sleep

  In the first few months after their birth, babies enter into a regular cycle of sleep and wakefulness. And, over a period, the number of daytime naps gradually decreases, and children begin to sleep longer at night. However, some children have a problem falling sleeping in (or sleeping throughout) the night, which can last for a long time, even after they start their school. And interestingly enough, this type of sleep disorders has also been found in children with autism. According to researchers, 40% to 80% of autistic children have a difficult time falling asleep. The most prominent sleep… [Read More]

The Rules of Sleep Zone

When you’re not getting enough sleep, you’re not going to function as you should. It really is that simple. It’s estimated we spend up to a third of our lives asleep, which sounds like a huge amount of wasted time. It makes more sense when you think of sleep as a gateway to being able to enjoy the rest of our lives. Sadly, it’s a rarity that sleep is a simple case of laying down, close your eyes and drifting off. We’ve all had nights where we struggle; where we spend countless hours both counting sheep and trying to force… [Read More]

The Bedtime Tag


Like most parents I love my sleep and I can’t get enough of it. No, seriously, I really don’t get enough of it! I was tagged in the bedtime tag by from Johanna from Johanna Montana. It’s pretty simple and if you’d like to take part, please feel free. You just need to answer the questions below and a link back to this post to let others know that you found out about this tag from me, would be great! So here goes! 1. Describe your usual bedtime routine. My husband and I will put our girls to bed around… [Read More]

Hacks For Helping Your Little Ones Sleep Easier

Sleeping child

Every living creature needs to sleep; that’s a fact of life. When children are first born, it takes a time to get them into a sleep schedule. It can take babies time to understand that when it’s light we stay awake and when it’s dark we go to sleep. Sleep is vital for babies as it’s when they are sleeping that their brain develops, and the same goes for children, as if they don’t get enough sleep, it impacts their mental and physical development. That’s why, it’s so important that you ensure your little ones are getting the 10 to… [Read More]

Before You Sleep: Book Review

Every night I read our twin girls a bed time story. They love listening to the story each book has, and they really enjoy looking at the pictures, asking questions and using their imaginations to talk about what they can see on the page. Books are so important to us and our girls already have a pretty impressive collection! I don’t think I can ever say no to receiving a children’s book to review! We were sent the beautiful, entrancing children’s picture book, ‘Before You Sleep’, to review and we just love it! Written by Benji Bennett, ‘Before You Sleep’… [Read More]

Afraid of the Dark

Our twin girls are soon to be four years old. They’ve always been pretty good sleepers. When they were babies they slept through the night from birth up until six months old. I remember waking up before them to get their bottles ready for the night feed and then dream feeding them both. It’d take about an hour, but they’d go back to sleep as soon as I put them back in their cots.  When they started teething around six months old their sleep was pretty disturbed. We went through a bit of a rough patch, but that’s understandable when… [Read More]

Interior design tips to help your children get a good night’s sleep

Your child’s bedroom is primarily a space in which they should be able to get a good night’s sleep. For many children (and their parents), however, it’s also a highly personal space where young minds seek to investigate, experiment and explore broader horizons. Designing a bedroom for your children that prioritizes the value of a great sleeping experience offers some interesting challenges when it comes to creating a private living space where they will also enjoy playing and learning.   Décor for kids   While adult bedrooms generally work best when decorated in soft, muted colors that are conducive to… [Read More]