Insomnia in Pregnancy

During your last trimester, getting a good night sleep becomes increasingly difficult.You may be having a hard time finding a comfortable sleeping position or you may be getting up throughout the night to use the bathroom. Along with all the physical symptoms keeping you up, you may be preoccupied with thoughts of when will labor happen, what will my baby look like, and hundreds of other thoughts that riddle the minds of pregnant women are our best tips for getting a good night sleep during pregnancy.

Tips to relieve insomnia during pregnancy

  1. Use a full size body pillow. These can be a lifesaver in pregnancy and really help you find a more comfortable sleeping position.
  2. Avoid caffeine. This is probably an obvious tip, but still worth mentioning.
  3. Engage in regular exercise during the day. *Avoid exercise in the evening as this can make falling asleep more difficult.
  4. Don't watch TV in bed. The lights and stimulation can make it more difficult to sleep.
  5. Stop eating at least two hours before bed. This can help prevent heartburn which may be keeping you up at night.
  6. If you are laying in bed unable to sleep, get up. Read a book. Work on something you find relaxing until you are tired. Once you are feeling sleepy, try again to go to sleep.
  7. Nap during the day. Normally, this might be seen as bad advice, but during pregnancy rest is important. With all the physical discomforts and changes it may be impossible to sleep straight through the night. Cat naps can give you the rest your body needs.

3
Average: 3 (4 votes)
 

Comments

Today on JustMommies

Top 10 Recipe Apps for the Working Mom

After rushing from office to home, it’s tough to whip up easy yet delicious dishes most nights. But with the help of some highly rated recipe apps at your fingertips, you can do it—in a snap!

How to Deal with Super Tantrums

You are out and about with your child running errands, when all of a sudden he goes from happy and calm to full on hell-raiser.

Gender Identity: Raising a Transgender Youth

According to a report by the BBC, "the number of children aged 10 and under who have been referred [for] support services to help deal with transgender feelings has more than quadrupled in the last six years."

When Parents Aren't on the Same Page

Think back to the time before you became a parent: Maybe you talked with your partner about having children. Yet, your “parenting styles” may not have entered the conversation.

From The Message Boards

Baby Name Games

New Generation Caf 3

The grandkids now have kids. Roll the 6 sided dice, flip for genders. Last names are your choice....

Baby Name Games

New Generation Caf 2

Roll the 8 sided dice for each child. Flip a coin for genders. To name spouses and children, go ....

Baby Name Games

New Generation Caf 1

Roll the 8 sided dice to find out how many kids you have, flip a coin to find out genders. Each chi...

Unplanned Pregnancy

19 and pregnant, is my decision a horrible one?

my name is Lilly, im 19, in college, im taking this year off to work fulltime up to my due date in s...

Ectopic Pregnancy Experiences

Possible ectopic dates 7 wks nothing in uterus

Had my last period dec 23rd. Went to GP on 7th Feb after 2 weak positives HPT. In clinic urine test...