Although pregnancy is an overwhelming and exciting phase of a woman’s life, the physical changes that accompany this phase can steal the night’s sleep for some women. Even during the early stages of your pregnancy, you will certainly notice some differences in your sleep patterns that requires you to make some adjustments to get proper sleep at night. Every pregnancy is different. However, some tips are generic and help you sleep better during pregnancy.
For most of the pregnant women, some of the hardest issues to deal with are:
- Back pain
- Increased fatigue and stress
- Frequent urge to urinate at night
- Trouble in getting comfortable sleep due to the growing baby
- Leg cramps and soreness
If you are facing any of these issues while sleeping and these problems make things worse for you every day, then you will soon feel exhausted. Not getting adequate sleep and feeling stressed is not good for your health as well as the health of your growing baby. Therefore, you should consider some steps to ensure that you get enough sleep every night. Here are some tips to help you improve your sleep.
Minimizing the Night Trips to Bathroom
Drinking lots of water during the day, to be precise before evening, will keep you hydrated and also reduces your urge to urinate at night. However, with the progress of pregnancy, it is hard to avoid going to bathroom at least once or twice every night.
Investing in Quality Pillows Can Reduce Back Pain
Investing in superior quality pregnancy pillows will help you find comfortable sleeping positions to get some night’s sleep, as these pillows give you adequate support. Several choices of body pillows are offered by therapeutic pillows, which are just right for the pregnant mothers to get support for their growing belly, while you are asleep.
Relaxation and Meditation for Relieving Stress and Reduce Fatigue
If you are often feeling fatigued or are regularly stressed out, remedies such as light exercise and meditation are worth trying. Reconsidering your daily schedule to ensure that you are not doing more than what you are supposed to do on a daily basis is also necessary. Never hold yourself back when you feel that you need help. After all, you are having a baby!
Preventive Measures to Reduce Heartburn
Pillows that offer head and neck support play a vital role in reducing heart burn. This helps you in digesting your food well and breathe better thereby preventing heartburn. In case of chronic heartburn, discussing your concerns with your doctor can help you in getting specific remedies. Avoiding acidic and spicy foods can be a good idea in general, particularly if you tend to develop heartburn at night after having such food.
Get the Required Body Support to Reduce Leg Cramps and Soreness
Leg cramps and soreness can be reduced by opting for contour wedges, which help you in elevating your feet and legs. Contoured leg wedges can make a huge difference and relieve your pain by keeping your leg elevated, if you are suffering from lower back pain or swelling. If the discomfort increases every night and refrains from getting proper sleep at night, then you can consider adjustable beds.
These are all just a few tips that help you get started, if you still have trouble sleeping at night, you can get some sleep during the day. Getting some rest whenever your body allows will help you in making up for the hours you missed out at night.
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During pregnancy getting adequate sleep is extremely important to ensure a healthy baby. If you want to discover more about how our cushions and pillows can help you, call us at (03) 8585-6685.