Problem: You Have a Restless Partner
You’re zonked from running after the kids and all you want is to get in some serious Zs, but your partner thrashes around in bed and steals the blankets.
If your partner tends to fret about the next day’s to-dos before bed, stash a notepad on the bedside table to help him or her gather their thoughts or plan out tasks that pop up while in bed. Also, suggest cutting out caffeine in the afternoon or evening, and consider getting separate blankets.
Alternatively, Tempur’s new Contour Collection is designed to “dramatically dampen and absorb motion” so you are unaffected when your partner moves about. It adapts and conform to your body to provide support and relieve pressure for good sleep.
Problem: You’re Pregnant or Have Joint Pain
Finding a comfy position to sleep in is an ongoing challenge. Or, maybe you’re struggling to deal with that niggling backache that creeps up each night.
Mommas-to-be are recommended to sleep on their left sides to make things easier on your circulatory system. Not used to it? Prop pillows where you feel you need the most support (including one between your knees). If it’s general joint pain that’s bringing you down, try applying an ice pack wrapped in a towel or cloth for 15 to 20 minutes a day