As a parent, we know that one of the things we'll always be doing is yawning. From lack of sleep to stress and anxiety, your body's natural reaction is to yawn. And while we know that being a parent is hard, raising a child is also one of the best things that you can do. But how can we be a productive parent if we're constantly tired, stressed or fatigued? The honest answer is: we can't. But, there are steps that we can take to control our yawning and feel more refreshed and recharged, and ready to take on the day. And our kids!
There's A Reason You're Always Yawning
Your Children's Bedtime
Getting your child into a routine is so important if either of you are going to get a good night's sleep. The majority of parents will admit that the reason they are exhausted is because the kids kept them up all night. When they start getting older, this problem should work itself out, but while they are young it could be a struggle. If you’re having a tough time of getting them to bed at a decent hour, stay in bed and wake up at the same time each morning, then take a look at this Mattress Advisor's guide. It’s chock full of great tips that should put you on the path of the perfect sleep routine.
Your Own Bedtime Routine
Your own bedtime routine is going to play a big part in your yawning issues. Start your skincare routine, make a nice cup of tea and hunker down with a good book or a couple of eps of your favorite show at least an hour or two before bed. Heed the advice of professionals and keep technology out of the bedroom. The blue light emitted by many devices such as laptops, eReaders and cell phones disrupt the natural production of melatonin, a hormone that helps with sleep and can throw off your circadian rhythm.
Something To Do With Your Health?
If you feel like you’re always yawning, but you had the perfect amount of sleep every night, then you might have something else going on. Whether it be a health condition such as anxiety interfering with your sleep, or something such as a vitamin deficiency that’s making you feel lethargic all of the time. With a simple blood test and diagnosis, a vitamin deficiency is easy to treat. For most women, it’s a vitamin B12 deficiency. Don’t chalk your yawning up to it being a quirky personality trait--see your healthcare provider. It's better to be safe than sorry.