Chances are that if you are pregnant, you may be having a hard time getting a good night’s sleep. Below are some helpful hints to get you through the night peacefully.
Regular exercise during pregnancy makes you healthier both physically and mentally, and it can help you sleep better, too — provided you don’t exercise vigorously within four hours of bedtime.
Drinking a glass of warm milk before bedtime is a traditional yet effective way to make you sleepy.
Using pillows to support your belly and back in bed can mean the difference between a sleepless night and a peaceful slumber. Tucking a pillow between your bent knees supports your lower back and may make side-sleeping (your best option as pregnancy advances) more comfortable. A pillow tucked behind your back can also help you to maintain a side-lying position while you sleep.
Body pillows are at least 5 feet long and are designed to support the back and cradle the belly.
Wedge-shaped pillows support your belly when you lie on your side. You can also use them to prop yourself up when you’re lying on your back. The dual pregnancy wedge is a set of pillows that provide support in both front and back.
Getting a massage relaxes tense or tired muscles. If you visit a professional massage therapist, make sure he or she has experience working with pregnant women and uses a table and pillow designed for that purpose.
You could be suffering from low blood sugar if bad dreams, headaches, or full-body sweats are disturbing your sleep. To fix the problem, try a high-protein snack before bed.
Breathing deeply and rhythmically can ease muscle tension, lower your heart rate, and help you fall asleep faster.
You can have sex while you are pregnant. With a normal pregnancy, you can keep doing it right up until your water breaks. The mucus plug, amniotic sac and the strong muscles of the uterus protect your baby. Your baby may move around a bit after orgasm, it’s because of your pounding heart, not because he knows what’s happening or feels pain.
The big changes in your body from your pregnancy are bound to change your sex life. Some women, finally free from worries about conception and contraception, feel sexier than ever. But others are just too tired or nauseated, especially in the first trimester.