Tips to Handle Pregnancy Insomnia

During pregnancy various hormones take part in the regulation of body function. Due to the malfunction of these hormones, the sleeping pattern can also get disrupted and various other problems can also creep up. Below are some tips that can help you to get a sound sleep.

Keep a pillow to support your back and tummy

To enhance the quality of the sleep, you can keep a pillow in between your legs. This will make your sleeping experience on side comfortable and at the same time, it will relax and support your lower back.

A wedge pillow is helpful in cases in which the patient is suffering from the problem of acid reflux or indigestion. A wedge pillow helps in moving the acid reflux against the gravitational force. This is possible because the wedge pillow keeps your torso elevated that restricts the general movement of flux.

Switch to healthy and adequate diet

There are certain foods that stimulate sound sleep and are capable of providing sound sleep experience. You must consult to get personalized diet chart suitable for you. A dietician provides diet chart that contain calculated amount of calorie that is needed by an individual. The diet must be rich in protein and carbohydrates. Besides providing sound sleep, it also keeps you away from bad dreams, prevents headaches, and keeps your sugar level in control.

Drink plenty of water

Drinking plenty of water everyday keeps your body hydrated and it also keeps you healthy. Drinking of plenty of water is good but only during the day time because in evening, the more you drink water, the more frequently urinate. If you drink too much water at night, then you will generally wake up during your sleep to urinate more frequently.  This will disturb your sleep. This is not advised for pregnant ladies.

Quit smoking and drinking alcohol

Alcohol consumption and smoking adversely affects your health. It also affects the health of your baby. It can lead to several complications including disturbed sleep pattern. Cigarettes are stimulants that keep you awake.  It affects your sleeping pattern.

Try to maintain a fixed time to go to bed and a fixed time to get up. You must sleep for atleast eight hours a day. Sleeping helps you to recover from tiredness. For pregnant women, it is quite necessary to maintain fixed sleeping schedule. It keeps the mother and the child healthy.


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