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A Guidelines To A Good Night Sleep During Pregnancy
A good night’s sleep can be hard to come by during pregnancy, so here are some guidelines to help you get some much needed shut eye.
Most mothers-to-be hope to get plenty of sleep and be well rested for the arrival of the newborn. But whether it’s heartburn, constant trips to the loo or just your bump getting in the way, there are a whole host of niggles that keeps moms-to-be up all night. Here are a few ways to help you improve your much-needed beauty sleep.
Cut down on drinks and food that contain caffeine, such as coffee, tea, soda, and chocolate, especially near bedtime. Instead, enjoy a warm milky drink and some oatmeal snack to keep your blood sugar level up at night.
Take short naps between 30 to 60 minutes during the day helps reduce the feeling of fatigue and improve your memory. Time your naps carefully, though. Napping too late in the day, or for too long, can interfere with your sleep at night.
Find a comfortable position. Pregnant women who suffer with heartburn may be more comfortable sleeping in a semi-upright position in bed, with a maternity pillow, or even in a recliner chair.
Practice relaxation exercises. Simple exercises can help you sleep better, just make sure you keep workouts for late afternoons or at least 4 hours prior to bedtime. Try to learn more about sleep-inducing techniques such as guided imagery, deep breathing, or progressive muscle relaxation.
Stop coming up with a list of worries. If you’re losing sleep because you are worrying too much about the baby, tossing and turning won’t help. You’re better off reading a book or enjoying a long bath.
See your doctor for advice if insomnia persists. Now more than ever, it’s important to get the rest you need!