6. Get some exercise
One of the hardest things to do when you are a new mum and you're exhausted is to find time for exercise, but this is one of the strategies that will give you huge benefits in terms of relieving stress and helping you to sleep and relax more effectively.
Regular exercise is good for you but in terms of its relevance for new mothers and their sleep, exercise helps to reduce levels of adrenaline and other stress hormones, it boosts the production of hormones which 'repair' the body thus making your immune system and overall health more robust. You will spend more time in deep sleep and it certainly helps to alleviate that 'tired but wired' feeling that can stop you relaxing and falling asleep.
Remember, it doesn't mean having to go to the gym or go out running. Even a 20 minute brisk walk is great exercise and can boost the production of the energising feel good hormones, endorphins.