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10 Reasons That Could Disturb Your Sleep During Pregnancy (And What You Can Do About Them)
Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in a woman’s life. You have nine months to think about everything you need to do to welcome your little miracle. You also have nine months to deal with an ever-changing body and temperament that can shift from month-to-month, week-to-week, and even day-to-day.
If you are pregnant with your first baby, sleep is very important because not only are you eating for two, you are sleeping for two. You will find yourself more tired than you anticipated. If you have been pregnant before, you know that you should get as much sleep as you can with your first baby because once he or she is born, you won’t have as much time to yourself as you did before giving birth.
There are a number of changes that you will be going through for the next nine months. Every woman’s pregnancy experience is different but there will probably be some similarities that your friends will share with you.
1. Being uncomfortable
When you become pregnant, one of the first things you are going to notice is that you are having trouble finding a comfortable position. It is recommended that pregnant women sleep on their left side.
Try these tips:
- Look for pregnancy pillows that come in an assortment of sizes and shapes.
- Put a pillow between your legs while you sleep on your left side.
- As you get bigger, try a maternity belt and a sleep bra for extra comfort.
2. The urge to pee
Once pregnant, changes in your body are going to cause you to pee more than usual. These instances will wake you up, but don’t let them keep you up.
Try these tips:
- Don’t drink tea or coffee later on in the day.
- Limit your intake of liquids a few hours prior to turning in.
- When you do urinate, make sure you empty your bladder as much as you can by leaning forward.
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