Pregnancy is the most beautiful experience in a woman’s life but this experience comes with its own set of challenges. There are hormonal changes, physical changes in the body which can result in anxiety. Due to all these factors, you may encounter sleeping disorders.
As the pregnancy advances, sleeping during pregnancy can become a tedious task. A few changes in your routine can help you get a comfortable and peaceful sleep during pregnancy. As a woman gets the news of her pregnancy, the first thing she cuts out of routine is exercise.
On the contrary, experts believe that light exercises help in reducing the frequency of leg cramps. Try relaxation techniques like yoga or breathing exercises. This promotes peace and tranquility. Hot bath, reading a book just before the bed can relax you allowing you sound sleep during pregnancy. The fluid count in the body should be intact during pregnancy.
So, hydrate yourself by drinking plenty of water, this helps the baby float better and reduces headaches and swelling. Wear a comfortable night dress. It should not stick to body. Create a milieu conducive for pregnancy sleeping. A good massage just before sleeping will unwind all your stress and prepare you for a good night’s sleep. Get into a bedtime routine.
Before hitting the sack, take a hot shower, caffeine free coffee or hot milk. Don’t overexert yourself. Take a siesta in the afternoons. Napping during daytime will alleviate fatigue. Watch your diet. Avoid spicy food as it can upset your stomach causing an interruption in your sleep.
It becomes very difficult to take sleeping positions as pregnancy progresses. Support your belly and knees with lots of pillows. Buy a body pillow. Body pillow supports your whole body and ease the strain on muscles and spine. The safest pregnancy sleeping position is sleeping on your left side. This allows constant supply of blood and oxygen to the baby. Don’t lie flat on your back for a long period of time.
Follow these simple tips. Consult a doctor if insomnia persists. Take adequate amount of rest. Just enjoy the whole journey of motherhood. Don’t stress yourself and welcome your child in the world with joy and happiness.