Pregnancy

I am pregnant and cannot sleep!

I am pregnant and cannot sleep!

Women often experience insomnia during pregnancy, especially during the third trimester.

During pregnancy, factors such as emotional stress, physical discomfort and anxiety may be responsible for many women having insomnia problems. Here we explain some:

  • The most important, but not the easiest thing, is to try not to obsess over the subject of sleep. The more you worry about lack of sleep, the more difficult it will be for you to fall asleep. Having periods of insomnia at night can be quite frustrating, but they are not dangerous for the pregnant woman or the baby.
  • Create and maintain a sleep routine. Taking a walk or a relaxing bath before going to bed, going to bed and getting up at set times are some of the routines that can improve the quality of sleep.
  • Practice some daily physical activity that is appropriate for the stage of pregnancy.
  • Reduce or eliminate caffeine, even that consumed first thing in the morning.
  • Avoid eating large meals before going to sleep.
  • Avoid using electronic devices such as computers and television for at least 30 minutes before going to bed.
  • Practice some relaxation techniques such as breathing exercises, gentle yoga stretches, and meditation.
  • Ensure a pleasant environment to go to sleep with a comfortable temperature in the room, using cushions and blankets to achieve a comfortable posture and put the bedroom in the dark and without noise.
  • Massages or listening to relaxing music can also help you fall asleep.

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