You should definitely know that sleep is essential now for you two. Almost all doctors recommend pregnant women to rest as often as possible. However, this is not as easy as it sounds. According to statistics, about 97% of pregnant women complain of problems with sleep, especially in the third trimester.
The most common causes of sleep disorders in pregnant women in the third trimester are frequent bathroom trips, or ‘nocturia’ (92%), aches and pains (66%), leg cramps (54%), heartburn (51%) and disturbing dreams (38%).
Every pregnant woman is individual and has biological changes peculiar only to her which, unfortunately, cannot be prevented or changed, but knowing the reasons that prevent you from getting a good sleep, you can help yourself change everything for the better.
During pregnancy, you may experience physical problems that will disturb your sleep. Progesterone and oxytocin are pregnancy hormones, which may cause fragmented sleep. In the later stages of pregnancy, you may be faced with the fact that your baby constantly kicks you with its feet and does not give you the opportunity to feel comfortable. Talk to a midwife or doctor for advice.
In addition, during pregnancy you may experience depression and go through stressful situations. Do not forget that lack of sleep also has an effect on your mood. If you feel anxious and don't get enough sleep, we recommend you talk to a midwife or doctor for advice.
Many pregnant women may suffer from sleep deprivation due to the fact that they took sleep aids before pregnancy. If you are one of them, you can talk to your doctor to see if you can continue to take this medication.