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Sleep is an important part of both your physical and mental wellbeing. Because of this, it's important to try to get as much sleep as you can both during pregnancy and after having your baby. This can get more challenging after your baby is born and it's likely that you will be getting less sleep than you need. 

Click on the video below to see what we learned about sleep from our research.

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Sleep Tips

There are some habits that can improve your chances of getting better sleep. Here are some tips that you could try.

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Guided Relaxation and Meditation for sleep

If you, like some of the mothers in our study, find it difficult to sleep because of worry or anxiety, a guided relaxation might help you calm your mind for sleep. Here are some you can try. 

The below relaxation was developed by the Perinatal Mental Health team at The Coombe Hospital.

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The below recordings were developed by the team at RCSI Centre for Positive Psychology.

Meditation for sleep:

Meditation to manage anxiety:

Podcast Episode on Sleep

Click the below link to hear our podcast on sleep where women share their stories about managing sleep as a parent.

Workbook Exercise

Now it's your turn. Grab a note book and pen, or use the notebook on your phone and go take a look at these exercises on sleep.


This workbook section is from the HSE Postpartum Workbook. 

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