9. Learn to power nap
Every new mother should power nap and anyone can learn how to do it! A power nap is is a short sleep lasting 5 to 15 in which you might be sitting or lying comfortably in a well-ventilated room, progressively relaxing muscles and breathing deeply from the stomach. You will approach a near sleep state without actually falling asleep and will be aware of your during this time. Incorporating visualisation techniques into your power nap – relaxing scenes, for example – can make it even more effective. If you are really exhausted you might find it helpful to use a stopwatch or alarm clock to stop you falling into a deep sleep. The more you practise it, the easier it will get to rouse yourself after the required time and the more relaxed and rejuvenated you will feel afterwards.