How to sleep better during Pregnancy ?
It is hard work growing a baby and when you’re pregnant, your body needs to get a decent night’s sleep. But the cruel reality is that this is a time in a woman’s life when sleeping well becomes harder.
As your pregnancy progresses, you might find sleeping more difficult. Your larger size makes it harder to get comfortable and your hormones are changing. We have found some good tips to help you sleep better when you are pregnant
1- Watch your diet
When you are pregnant, the sleeping problems may be related to your digestion. It is advisable to drink more fluids early in the day and less in the evening. This helps reduce bathroom breaks during the night.
If heartburn is a problem, eat lighter meals and eat them earlier. Give yourself 2 to 3 hours to digest your food before going to sleep. Cut down on drinks and food that contains tea, soda, caffeine... Avoid them entirely in the afternoon and evening.
2- Find a good position to sleep
It's a good idea to teach yourself to sleep on your left side during the beginning of pregnancy. This position will help you to get comfortable and sleep better as your belly grows. With this position, you can avoid vena-caval compression. The vena cava lies on the right side of your body.
3- Keep Moving !
Exercise regularly for optimum health and to improve circulation. A good circulation reducing nighttime leg cramps. However, avoid exercising late in the day. Exercise releases adrenaline that can keep you awake when it is time to sleep.
4- Have a nighttime ritual
Going to bed and getting up at the same time each day can help to relax before sleeping. Having a nighttime ritual like drinking herbal tea, reading or taking a bath can help you to relax before sleep. Your body’s internal clock is more important than you may realize.