If problems and chores swirl around in your head and keep you from sleeping, keep a "night-night" journal by your bed. Write down things to take care of tomorrow and say "night-night" to it. You won't forget it and it has a place to be other than your head!
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getting enough sleep the night before,6 to 8 hrs, i know there may not be a chance later to get a nap in.
when I get 4 or 5 hrs i get and walk the house, get a drink of water or milk, let others know you want some time during the day to nap, take that np when the kids take theirs, when others take their naps as well (grandparents, parents)
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