Before Breakfast - Get (a little) more sleep

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Welcome to before breakfast a production of iHeartRadio.

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Good morning. This is Laura. Welcome to the before breakfast podcast. Today's tip is to rearrange your life to get a little more sleep. We can't always get all the sleep we want, but we can also name to get a few more minutes when we try.

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I should note here that as I am recording this episode. I am in a low sleep phase of my life. I have an 8 month old baby. And while I've been doing a lot of work to get him to sleep. Well in his crib. This is never a guarantee. He can wake up at 4:30 a.m. And have trouble settling he can have trouble going down in the evening. I wake up in the middle of the night. Maybe you are in a similar face or sleep isn't a certainty. I know that many other people face early wake-ups for work or disrupted sleep because of kids are other responsibilities. We can't always control that which makes some of the Sleep advice out there ring a little Hollow. I'm not exactly choosing to wake up at 3:30 a.m. To a howling baby. So I'm not that interested in advice from people without caregiving responsibilities that implies that a lack of sleep is a personal failing that said these things aren't either or some things are just life, but other habits can be tweaked for insta.

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If I can resist the urge to celebrate when the baby goes down by staying up late reading or hanging out and doing those things that are harder to do when the baby is awake by going to bed soon after the baby goes to bed. I raise the likelihood of more sleep. I don't guarantee it but I make it more likely I can also set realistic alarms in the morning. This is not the time of life for elaborate morning routines that will come later now I can take the Sleep similarly on days when I have child care coverage. I try to leave some open time in the afternoon is there to absorb extra work or to go for a run? But if I've had a really bad night and can also accommodate an app. That's a perk of working from home.

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I've also realized that I do not need to be a murder my baby has two parents. And so if I've been up a lot with a baby my husband can take a shift so I can crash somewhere quiet. If you're not getting enough sleep because of Life circumstances challenge yourself to find a way to add a few minutes a day. No, you are not going to discover hours. But could you find an extra 15 to 20 minutes? Look at everything are you getting up early to do work while the house is quiet? I get it and it's often a good idea, but maybe one or two mornings a week. Don't do that.

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Are you staying up late to see your older children off to bed? Maybe just give them a warning that if you wake up and find them wondering about there will be trouble and then get the extra sleep that comes from trusting them set a relaxed weekend schedule that allows you to nap in mid-afternoon. That's the night gets interrupted.

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Stop thinking of a certain time is when normal people go to bed. You can totally go to bed earlier if you like, maybe Institute a no screens after 9 p.m. Rule. If you're bored, you're more likely to go to bed. I know it's hard to control a baby waking up in the middle of the night other disturbances can be mitigated if you love your partner, but don't share a bed. Well, well don't care of it. You can always enjoy some time together before heading off to sleep separately a white noise machine can work Wonders that can blackout Shades and getting physical activity and sunshine during the day increases the chances that you'll hit bedtime tired.

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I love babies, but I am definitely looking forward to better sleep when this little guy is older and tell them I'm doing what I can and maybe there are things you can do to even an extra 20 minutes and I can help a lot if the difference between feeling frazzled and just maybe okay.

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In the meantime, this is Laura. Thanks for listening. And here's to making the most of our time.

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Hey everybody. I'd love to hear from you. You can send me your tips of your questions or anything else. Just connect with me on Twitter Facebook and Instagram at before breakfast pod. That's be the number for then breakfast pod. You can also shoot me an email at before breakfast podcast at iheartmedia.com that before breakfast is spelled out with all the letters. Thanks so much. I look forward to staying in touch.

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Get down with Cape Town is a podcast about the explosion of Korean culture all over the world and why it's here to say I'm your host Esther Choi founder and Chef of several restaurants in New York City. And I truly believe that food is the ultimate gateway to getting to know our culture and that's how it all started for me. I've been using my passion for cooking to cultivate a deeper understanding into my culture and now I can probably say that I am an ambassador of Korean food and culture and by using food as an entry point. We digging deeper to the rich and fascinating culture of Korea the conversations with Trail Blazers and tastemakers this show will explore the unique facets of the Korean cultural phenomenon the kogi food truck movement. How about how to do the 10 step Korean skin care routine with Charlotte Cho talking rap battling at the only grandkid in the room with yes, you guessed it. Sometimes it we talked to the people at the heart of it all.

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