Sleeping During Pregnancy
Even though you’re tired all the time, sleeping comfortably during pregnancy can be particularly challenging. Your growing belly, plus the need to run to the bathroom every hour or so, can make a good night’s sleep hard to achieve. However, with some sleep strategies in mind, you can get the rest you need (and deserve). Establishing a regular bedtime routine, limiting caffeine and incorporating some simple relaxation techniques can help ease your mind and your body.Jump To Full Article Below
SLEEPING DURING PREGNANCY
As your pregnancy progresses, you might find it harder to get a good night’s sleep. Nature calling all too frequently, and your growing belly are often the causes. And who knew it could be so hard to find a comfortable sleeping position? You might also find your baby is active at night. All that kicking can make it hard for an expectant mom to get any sleep.
To combat sleep troubles, try your best to rest during the day - even if it’s a short catnap. Getting some shut-eye during the day will help make up for poor sleep at night.
There are plenty of other solutions to help you sleep. Keep a strict bedtime routine, avoid caffeine whenever possible and use sleep aids, like pregnancy support pillows, to keep you comfortable through the night.
How do I get a restful sleep during pregnancy?
- Stick to a schedule: A regular sleep schedule, during the week and the weekends, can help improve sleep. This routine includes giving yourself time to wind down. Enjoy a quiet meal, warm bath and a book before bedtime for optimum rest.
- Wind down: Common sense is best when it comes to sleep. Exercising before bed is not a good idea because it stimulates your circulation and energy level. Similarly, caffeinated foods or beverages should be put to rest, literally. Also stray from stressful activities, like paying bills, before bed. Keep things calm and simple. You’ll be yawning before you know it.
- Create an at-home spa: Close the blinds, keep the temperature cool and block out any noise in the bedroom. Ask your partner to treat you to a foot massage. Try an at-home spa treatment or some simple relaxation techniques.
- Change locations: Still can’t sleep? Try moving into another room for a little while. Settle in with a book or magazine or listen to peaceful music. Before long, you’ll be ready to sleep your cares away.
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