Ways Sleep Better While Pregnant
Still looking for ways to sleep better while pregnant. Some more helpful tips for you in this contributed post.
The Expectant Mother’s Guide To Insomnia
During pregnancy, it is not entirely unheard of to experience bouts of insomnia. This could be a difficulty getting to sleep, a difficulty in staying asleep, or waking up routinely throughout the night.
Obviously enough, if you already had insomnia before you were pregnant, you are unfortunately more likely to experience it during pregnancy than someone who has never had such issues.
Regardless, there are steps you can take to ensure that you improve your sleeping pattern while you are pregnant. Let’s take a look at some of them now.
The Sleeping Position
Many expectant mothers do not really know how to position themselves properly in bed. However, learning about the optimum sleeping positions can really help you to get off to sleep sooner and easier, and to maintain a peaceful rest throughout the night.
There are a few things to bear in mind for this ideal sleeping position.
- The first is that on the side with your knees bent is often the best.
- However, you might also find it necessary to use pillows under your belly or your knees, or behind your back.
- You might need more space than usual so be ready for that – and be sure that your partner is ready for it too.
Many of the basics are still going to apply if you want to get as much sleep as you can. The perfect example is the bed. You will still need to make sure that you are as comfortable as possible, and for most people this will require a new bedding set.
You might even want to treat yourself to luxury pillows if you are particularly struggling to sleep well, as these can help hugely in falling and staying asleep.
On the extreme end of the scale, you have those who need a new mattress to be able to sleep.
It might seem extreme, but if it seems to be necessary then it is better to be able to sleep than not.
The Role Of Stress
Anyone will find that their sleeping is affected by stress more than you might think. This can be especially true for someone who is pregnant.
Of course, it is also true that expectant mothers are quite likely to experience great stress during this time. It might often, therefore, feel as though you are going to find it near impossible to get some sleep. However, as long as you do whatever you can to keep stress to a minimum, you should be able to sleep quite well.
You might need the help of your other half on this one, as well as anyone else you might have close to you during this time.
Keep stress low, and you will find it really helps to get you off to sleep for the night. It is also true that keeping stress down is much more beneficial for the baby, so there is yet another reason to do all you can not to get too worked up.
Moms, are you getting enough sleep?