Anyone who has small children, an active life and constantly struggles to catch up sufficiently on sleep is a paid up member of the 21st century. Some Prime Ministers have claimed that they ran the country on only 3 hours sleep – but they had assistance in many a form. If you master the art of cat napping on a sofa, life can improve.
A good sofa isn’t just for sitting on
Despite running low on sleep, you’ve succeeded in getting yourself and your family ready in the morning. Now everyone’s out of the house, this might be the time to try and grab a few minutes for yourself. Put on some music, open your favourite book or anything else that will calm you down and give you the chance to sit or stretch out – and maybe even lull you into a relaxing snooze. There are many ranges of sofa that will accommodate your need for relaxation. For the height in relaxation, find a store which has Gplan sofas for sale, lie back and discover out why they really do live up to the hype. I can guarantee you’ll walk away with a suite, or at least coveting one.
Ancient rules are there to be broken
Our mothers used to tell us that a woman who sat down during the course of the day was a lazy woman. But our mothers didn’t try to run a business from home, look after a family and pay the bills. In the 21st century women are expected to be Mother Teresa and Alan Sugar rolled into one, a nearly impossible task. A 2013 article in The Daily Telegraph extolled the virtues of the power nap. The article quoted a sleep specialist who said: “If people don’t sleep enough at night and have some restorative sleep during the day that’s perfectly fine.” A comfortable sofa is a perfect place to enjoy a quick nap before facing the rest of the day head on.
A comfortable and relaxing room can help your inner calm
If you design your sitting room so that you really can unwind, then you should start to feel better. Try and restrict all the children’s paraphernalia to their bedrooms. Invest in a baby alarm so that you’ll be confident that your child is safe at all times. No one is a ‘super mum’. Any of the TV shows or magazine articles that display happy cheery women against the backdrop of pristine elegance have done so with the help of legions of assistants and set designers. There’s probably been a nanny in the background to care for the children. Just be realistic: grab a nap when you can and try to strike a balance between enjoying time with your young children and getting the most out of life.
Research source: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/10361149/Do-power-naps-really-work.html
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