How To Survive on Two Hours’ Sleep A Night

 In Stay on Bedding

Screen Shot 2015-12-17 at 20.34.07In an ideal world, we’d all be getting a peaceful eight hours of kip every night and waking up refreshed, ready to face the new day.

However, in this real world, us parents know that things can be far from ideal when children keep waking us in the night. When you’re struggling to function on just a couple of hours’ sleep over a long period, you need all the help you can get to keep on top of things. Before I invented Tuck n’ Snug stay-on bedding, I was always exhausted, so I accumulated quite a few tricks for staying bright-eyed and bushy-tailed (well, nearly!) while desperate for a good sleep.

Here is some of the advice that I picked up along the way.

  • Caffeine and chocolate – Not very good for you, but provide a pick-me-up when needed!
  • Exercise – You might be wondering where you can find the time or energy to go running or hit the gym, but it’s worth making the effort, even if just in short bursts. Not only does exercise keep you healthy, improve self-esteem and release feel-good endorphins, it can actually make you feel more energetic and improve the chances of you being able to sleep when you have the opportunity. Plus, it’ll help to combat the effects of all that chocolate!
  • Power naps – many successful business people swear by the power nap, when they’re putting in 20-hour days. Getting your head down for 15 or 20 minutes here and there can give you an energy boost to see you through the next few hours. So if there’s no time to catch up on hours of lost sleep, grab a catnap when you can.
  • ‘Bank’ sleep whenever possible – Researchers working with the army claimed that if soldiers went to bed a couple of hours early every day for a week before a mission, they suffered less when sleep-deprived later on. So next time you’re on holiday or your parents take the kids for a weekend, don’t worry about catching up on housework – make a lie-in your priority!


If your child suffers from restless nights due to the covers slipping off the bed, visit to take a look at our innovative new stay-on bedding. It changed my family’s lives and it could banish your sleepless nights too!



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