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The Little Lilypad is a lifestyle blog mostly written by a mum to two beautiful, cheeky and entertaining daughters. It is sometimes written by the Man on the Pad or by one of our baby bloggers. Occasionally we accept guest posts too. There is frequently talk of shoes and clothing (we love fashion and savvy shopping), chocolate (who doesn't love chocolate) education and swimming (we love this too). It is hopefully helpful, sometimes funny and always honest.

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Sleep Facts & Myths

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I regularly talk about sleep.

I love sleep.

I always feel like I don't get enough.

I never understand why children insist on denying they are tired when they very clearly are!

It also makes me laugh when people use the phrase "sleeping like a baby" ..... I am quite sure those people have never had a baby that wakes repeatedly in the night (or a toddler for that matter).

So I have been looking at the top Sleep Myths  .....

Sleep Myths

So how do we get the holy grail of uninterrupted deep sleep? Well aside from asking the grandparents to have small children overnight, sleep experts Sealy believe that our bodies are not uniform so why should our mattresses be any different? Given that we have a small asthma sufferer in our house, it is really interesting to know that the natural “Purotex” addition to Sealy mattress ticks has been endorsed by Allergy UK for the elimination of house dust mites (a common cause of asthma for some 5 million people in the UK and Ireland).

So aside from making sure that you have the best mattress for you, here are some other sleep related facts (some are quite surprising).

Sleep Facts

 I am now just working on trying to get the toddler to self soothe ....... wish me luck! 

Facts & Myths from National Sleep Foundation

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  1. I regularly have between 6 and 7 hours sleep and don't feel like I'm tired but when I sleep longer, I feel tireder!

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  2. Some facts there I didn't know - especially that last self soothing one!

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  3. Don't remind me about the lack of sleep with a baby stage. That's the only bit I am not looking forward to. :D

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  4. I think it's the best beauty treatment going and don't we all want more?! I find a really warm bath makes a difference to my sleep so that's what I try to give my kids, without scalding them obvs!

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