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Sleep During Pregnancy
Pregnant women will sleep more than normal during the first trimester of their pregnancies. But don't be fooled, this period of getting extra hours of sleep won't last forever for expectant mums. As the baby grows, a pregnant woman's body will undergo a number of changes, many of which make sleeping & finding a comfortable position in order to sleep, very difficult.
The Main Causes of Sleep Problems During Pregnancy
In the later stages of pregnancy, especially during the third trimester, many women find it hard to find a comfortable sleeping position. This is mostly due to the fact that the fetus has grown large enough to significantly increase the size of the mother's uterus and, therefore, her abdomen.
In addition to having a hard time finding a comfortable sleeping position, pregnant women often find it hard to shift positions in bed. More Information
Tips for Sleeping Success
Firstly, remember that over-the-counter sleep aids, including herbal remedies, are not recommended for pregnant women. Instead, these tips may safely improve your chances of getting a good night's sleep:
- Cut out caffeinated drinks like fizzy drinks, tea, and coffee from your diet as much as possible. Restrict any intake of them to the morning or early afternoon.
- Avoid drinking a lot of fluids or eating a full meal within a few hours of going to bed at night. (But make sure that you also get plenty of nutrients and liquids throughout the day.) Some women find it helpful to eat more at breakfast and lunch and then have a smaller dinner. If nausea is keeping you up, try eating a few dry crackers before you go to bed.
- Try to get into a routine of going to bed and waking up at the same time each day.
- Before going to be avoid rigorous exercise and instead, do something relaxing, like soaking in a warm bath for 15 minutes or having a warm, caffeine-free drink, such as milk with honey or a cup of herbal tea.
- If a leg cramp awakens you, it may help to press your feet hard against the wall or to stand on the leg. Also, make sure that you're getting enough calcium in your diet, which can help reduce leg cramps.
- Take a class in yoga or learn other relaxation techniques to help you unwind after a busy day. (Be sure to discuss any new activity or fitness regimen with your doctor first.)
- If fear and anxiety are keeping you awake, consider enrolling in a childbirth or parenting class. More knowledge and the company of other pregnant women may help to ease the fears that are keeping you awake at night.
When You Just Can't Sleep
There are bound to be times when you just can't sleep. Instead of tossing and turning, worrying that you're not asleep, and counting the hours until your alarm clock will go off, get up and do something: read a book, listen to music, watch TV, catch up on letters or email, or pursue some other activity you enjoy. Eventually, you'll probably feel tired enough to get back to sleep.
And if possible, take short naps (30 to 60 minutes) during the day to make up for lost sleep. It won't be long before your baby will be setting the sleep rules in your house, so you might as well get used to sleeping in spurts!