Pregnancy guide

INSOMNIA DURING PREGNANCY

Insomnia during pregnancy is very common and affects approximately 80% of pregnant women.
Whatever the reason may be, it is important to know that insomnia is not harmful to your baby.

What is insomnia?

Insomnia is the complaint or perception of poor-quality sleep.
Causes:

  • Difficulty falling asleep.
  • Waking up frequently during the night.
  • Difficulty returning to sleep.
  • Un-refreshing sleep.
  • Discomfort due to the increased size of your abdomen.
  • Back pains.
  • Heartburn.
  • Frequent urination during the night.
  • Anxiety.
  • Frequent and vivid dreams.
  • Hormonal changes.
What can I do with insomnia during pregnancy?
  • Try new sleeping positions.
  • Take a warm bath before bedtime.
  • Try to change your thermostat to a comfortable temperature.
  • Try relaxation techniques.
  • If you still cannot asleep you should get up; you might read a book, watch TV, eat a small snack, fix some warm milk.
  • Exercise during the day.
  • Don’t sleep during the day.

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