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All You Need To Know About Insomnia During Pregnancy by Bump2babyscans(f): 5:58am On Dec 03, 2021
More than 70% of all pregnant women experience some form of sleep deprivation. Insomnia is the most commonly mentioned problem. Insomnia can occur during pregnancy for a variety of causes, which will be explored further below. Contrary to widespread assumption, maternal sleep issues have no bearing on the development of the child. Rest assured (no pun intended!) that you are not alone if you have trouble falling asleep or waking up regularly. Here is some important information to know.

What Are the Causes of Insomnia During Pregnancy?

Your body goes through a lot of changes during pregnancy, which might affect your sleeping habits. The expanding size of your abdomen, which can cause heartburn and frequent urination, can be a big contributor. Dreams that are vivid and hormonal shifts are two frequent variables that might affect your sleep. Abdominal and back discomfort are also common complaints among women. Any of these issues can make it difficult to get a good night's sleep.

What to do if you suffer from insomnia during pregnancy?

[*]First and foremost, try to unwind. Your baby will not be harmed by insomnia. Some women worry excessively, which has a negative impact on their mental well-being. Talk to your partner, a friend, or a health care professional if you're experiencing emotional stress, and try to stay calm. Take a warm bath or get a massage from your sweetheart before going to bed.
[*]Eat your meals at regular intervals to reduce your chances of experiencing heartburn. A good time interval between dinner and bedtime is ideal because a full stomach keeps your energy levels up and prevents you from falling asleep. Additionally, you should consume liquids before going to bed so that you do not have to go to the bathroom several times. Before going to bed, stay away from chocolate and coffee.
[*]Exercising is beneficial to your sleep as well as your general health. At least 30 minutes of physical activity per day is recommended. Kegel exercises are beneficial and simple to perform at home. Meditation and yoga are also beneficial for both the mind and the body.
[*]Make a relaxing sleeping environment. Adjust the ambient temperature and light a scented candle with your preferred perfume, for example. If you can't sleep, do something relaxing like reading or watching a show on TV.
[*]If at all feasible, sleep during the day. Napping is a healthy habit to have throughout pregnancy, but avoid taking extended naps because you may have difficulties sleeping at night. Do not keep track of how many hours you sleep. It's entirely acceptable to sleep a little longer while pregnant!
[*]Do not take any over-the-counter insomnia treatments. The majority of pharmaceutical drugs, as well as some natural products, can be harmful to your kid. Always consult your doctor, nurse, or midwife before taking any drug.

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