It is hard work growing a baby and when you’re pregnant, your body needs to get a decent night’s sleep more than ever. But the cruel reality is that this is a time in a woman’s life when sleeping well becomes harder and 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. Here are some tips to help you to sleep better during pregnancy.

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1- Watch your diet

When you are pregnant, the sleeping problems may be related to poor digestion. It is advisable to drink more fluids early in the day and less in the evening. This helps reduce bathroom breaks in the middle of the night.

If heartburn is a problem, eat lighter meals and eat them earlier. Give yourself two to three hours to digest your food before you head to bed. Cut down on drinks and food that contains caffeine, tea, soda... Avoid them entirely in the afternoon and evening.

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2- Find a good position to sleep

It's a good idea to teach yourself to sleep on your left side during the first months 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.

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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 at night. If you need some tips about sport, we also wrote an article about "Which sports can you do during your pregnancy?".

 

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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 reading before sleep or taking a bath can help you to relax before sleep. Your body’s internal clock is more important than you may realize.

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