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How to get Rid of Insomnia at Early Pregnancy

How to get Rid of Insomnia at Early Pregnancy
0 25 March 2019
How to get Rid of Insomnia at Early Pregnancy

A new mom-to-be will be excited and worried at the same time. She will be excited thinking of welcoming a bundle of joy to her house while she may be anxious on the labor process and taking care of baby thereafter. Some pregnant women experience insomnia due to their inner worries during the first trimester of pregnancy.

Understanding insomnia

Insomnia means difficulty in falling asleep, staying asleep or both. Women may experience insomnia in all stages of pregnancy but it may be more common in first and third trimesters of pregnancy. You may feel miserable if you have insomnia but the good thing is that it’s not at all harmful for the baby.

Factors which cause insomnia during pregnancy

There may be many reasons for you to stay awake during the wee hours of the day. It may include:

  • Need to urinate frequently
  • Back pain
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Leg cramps
  • Abdominal discomfort
  • Heartburn
  • Shortness of breath
  • Leg cramps

Managing Insomnia

  • Diet and exercise: Diet and exercise can have a great impact on your sleep. Keep yourself hydrated by drinking lots of water and avoid caffeine intake from late afternoon
  • Eat to sleep: Eat healthy food for dinner. Eat slowly so as to enjoy your dinner and avoid heart burn. Make sure not to go to bed hungry. If you cannot eat food due to bloating or other reasons, at least have a snack before you head to bed
  • Develop a bedtime routine: One of the best things to do during your pregnancy is to set up good sleeping habits. Try to go to bed at the same time every night. Do something relaxing before your bedtime. Try taking a soothing bath which can help in inducing sleep
  • Comfort is the key: When you sleep, make sure that you are fully comfortable. Use extra pillows for support if needed. You can also tuck a pillow under your knee or under your belly as it gets bigger. Make yourselves comfortable while you sleep

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