Pregnancy makes it hard to sleep
Between hormonal changes, excitement for the due date, and the reminders from inside, sleep can be hard to find during pregnancy. What's more, it can be hard to even get comfortable enough to sleep given the constant need to pee, the pregnancy aches and pains and digestive discomfort. Overall, the odds are stacked against you finding a restful night's sleep. But finding restful sleep is one of the best ways you can control the tides of anxiety which also come with pregnancy. But fear not and don't feel helpless! There are steps you can take to sleep better during pregnancy.
Tips for sleeping while pregnant
- Exercise, but not right before bed! Movement influences circulation, which is necessary for rest, but exercise also releases adrenaline that can make it difficult to sleep.
- Drink plenty of fluids throughout the day, but not in the hour leading up to bed: this will help prevent the frequency of waking up in order to urinate.
- At the 20 week mark, begin sleeping on your left side. Further tip: support your body while sleeping with a pregnancy body pillow.
- Nap if you need to: if you can't find the rest you need at night, try taking a nap when you feel tired during the day time.
- Establish consistency: routine helps many people find better sleep.
Pregnancy sleep assistance in Passaic
Sleep is a cornerstone of wellness, and never more so than during pregnancy. It is our duty to do everything in our power to help you find the rest you need to maintain your vitality in order to influence the greatest possible chance of a successful, complication-free delivery. If you are interested in finding out more about our services for pregnancy-related insomnia, give our office in Passaic a call to schedule an appointment today.