Mom And Son Couldn't Sleep. So They Decided To Dance It Out In The Kitchen

Date December 8, 2017

Health gurus recommend about seven to nine hours of sleep a night if we must remain alert and productive. But for some reasons, this is nearly impossible for some people. If you find yourself lying awake in bed thinking about everything - from your sick dog to that dinner with your mother-in-law, then you may need to try dancing. Oh, yes! Dance.

Getting up for some brief dance can help, if you have trouble falling asleep. You don’t believe us? Well, for one mother and son in Louisiana, not being able to sleep meant it was time to dance to Meghan Trainor’s “Dear Future Husband!”

In a beautiful video that went viral, this adorable duo decided to show off their dancing skills right in the middle of their kitchen. “This is what you do when you can’t sleep,” mama says to the camera while sliding on the tiles in her tennis shoes.

Some other amazingly effective things to try out when you can't sleep are:

Take your mind off it

Does appear unrealistic? Well, we understand that the inability to sleep can be horribly frustrating. But instead of facing the night with dread while staring at your clock endlessly, how about trying out something different?

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Relax by imagining a scene that involves sleep. Think of yourself on a beach or a vacation alone. Mentally dwell on it for a while and see how it goes. Training yourself to relax by using this technique can be helpful.

Change your night-time routine

In many cases, changing an established night-time routine can reduce stress. Maybe that brightly-lit TV screen is misleading your brain into thinking it's time to wake up.

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Other things that are prone to stimulate the brain are phones and computers. They tend to kick the body into a wake-up mode. Try creating a sleep-conducive environment like a cool, dark and quiet room to induce sleep.

The bottom line is, except for medical reasons, get innovative in training the body to wind down. Simply try out some dancing steps or find other pre-sleep routines that would serve as a catalyst for sleep each night.


This post is solely for informational purposes. It is not intended to provide medical advice. Mambee doesn’t take responsibility for any possible consequences from any treatment, procedure, exercise, dietary modification, action or application of medication which results from reading or following the information contained in this post. Before undertaking any course of treatment, the reader should consult with their physician or other health care provider.