How Pregnancy Affects Sleep?
Being pregnant means you need more nourishment and sleep than ever. You now have more responsibilities to not just take care of yourself but also give your best to your little one in the womb. So take a deep breath and relax because everything will be fine. Put your work aside for a while because this is for you.
Sleep is essential for pregnant women because your body resets, rests and refreshes itself during sleep. Pregnancy is a time of many changes. Your personal life, your body and emotions are changing. If this is your first time being pregnant, do not worry because what you’re feeling is completely normal.
These are the common symptoms during pregnancy might affect or disturb your sleep:
- morning sickness
- leg cramp
- frequent urination
- fetal movement
- body discomfort
- anxiety about pregnancy and labour
Other Reasons Why You’re Not Getting Enough Sleep?
- Irregular Sleeping Routine – Staying up late night or longer afternoon nap can affect your sleep at night. You can control and minimise the disturbance by setting the time to sleep and waking up.
- Switch Off Your Mind – It is not easy to shut off your mind when you have so many things to do. Set aside your thoughts for a short period of time. Take a walk in the park, watch your favourite movies and do some light yoga. They help!
- Buzzing Bedroom – The blue light from your phone and bright light in the bedroom will not help you to sleep better. Let’s keep the electronics out from the room at least an hour before bedtime.
- Your Body Needs More Nourishment – Do not underestimate the power of good nutrition. Consider a quality supplement or see a nutritionist for extra support.
Best Sleeping Positions For Pregnant Women
BabyOrganix has the best sleeping positions for you to try:
- Sleep on Your Side
There are some experts who recommend pregnant women to avoid sleeping on their backs during the second and third trimester. Sleeping on your back can put the weight of your uterus on your spine and back muscles. But don’t worry if you wake up on your back.
- Make Use of Pillows
Good placement of pillows can help you get more comfortable and sleep better. Try placing a pillow between your bent knees or under your belly.