Many pregnant women have trouble sleeping. There are a number of reasons that can contribute to this, and they are all different and individual for each woman. The main thing to solve this problem is not to give up and continue to follow the sleep routine.
Try to prepare your body and mind to sleep for an hour or two before bedtime, switching off them from any problems and responsibilities. To do this, you must have your own rituals that will easily help you relax. For example, taking a warm shower or bath, reading a chapter of book, or drinking hot milk while watching your favorite TV show. These favorite things work as signals to release melatonin and help get a healthy sleep.
We also need to remind you of things like a full bladder and a craving for sweets. In this case, you need to avoid diuretics like tea and coffee, which make you go to the toilet so often. If you feel hungry, you can eat a light snack before you go to bed: a milky drink, cereal, toast or crackers. Also, we recommend you put a few crackers or plain biscuits by your bed, in case you wake up feeling hungry and angry.
During pregnancy, especially in the third trimester, it is very difficult to get a healthy and sound sleep, as a big belly and the constant kicking of the baby will disturb you. In this case, you should use pillows that will help you relieve pressure on aching muscles, and also support the bump. It is recommended to sleep on the left side to reduce the pressure on the vessels returning blood to the heart.
If you suffer from heartburn, you need to sleep in a slightly more upright position, propped up by pillows. In addition, you can also try some relaxation techniques that will definitely help you get a healthy and sound sleep. Sweet Dreams, Ladies!