Pregnancy Insomnia

Pregnancy Insomnia

Insomnia is a condition in which people face sleep disorders. People with this syndrome might face difficulty falling asleep, feel tired, sleepy throughout their day. If not handled as required, it may also lead to depression in the long run.

It is always advised to a pregnant lady to get enough sleep during their pregnancy term. This is due to the fact that you might end up getting less sleep once the baby arrives. However, some pregnant women might feel insomnia during their pregnancy term too. This is more often faced either during their first or last trimester. The good thing here is that insomnia does not affect your baby, so relax and address this issue calmly.

Reasons for Pregnancy Insomnia

  • Stress and anxiety about your new baby, you becoming a mom.
  • Leg Cramps or Leg Restlessness.
  • Frequent urge to go to the toilet.
  • Nausea.
  • Getting uncomfortable feeling in your own bed.
  • Breast Tenderness.
  • Acidity and Heartburn.
  • Backache.
  • Hormonal Imbalance.

How to Deal With Insomnia?

  • Eat Right: Ensure you are not having too much caffeine during your day. Avoid having a lot of tea, coffee, chocolates, cold drinks, etc. as they contain caffeine and can be a cause of insomnia.
  • Avoid Spicy Food: Too much spicy food can lead to heartburn and acidity during the night and can harm your sleep.
  • Avoid Naps During The Day: Avoid sleeping during the day if you are facing insomnia. This will ensure that you get a calm and sound sleep during the night.
  • Avoid too many drinks in the evening: It is always a good idea to keep yourself hydrated during your pregnancy but by avoiding too many drinks before sleeping, you can ensure that you don’t have the urge to pee again and again during the night.
  • Avoid Watching TV Before Sleeping: Watching Television just before sleeping can also lead to insomnia during the night.
  • Make Your Room a Right Place To Sleep: Ensure that you have dark curtains, comfortable mattresses, pillows, the right temperature, no unnecessary lights, sound, etc. in the room where you sleep. This will help you relax and sleep calmly.
  • Ensure You Are Sleeping At the Same Time Everyday: Ensure that you follow a nighttime ritual every day. Having irregular sleep timing can lead to problems too.
  • Try Not To Worry: Try to focus on good things before you sleep and stop thinking about any worries and anxieties that you may have. Thinking too much about negative things can also lead to insomnia.
  • Exercise: Follow an exercise routine to help you with insomnia or your overall pregnancy. You might like to join an aquanatal class, antenatal/prenatal class or a yoga class to ensure that you exercise well or get the right guidance about your problems.

Avoid taking any medication for insomnia while pregnant. In case you are quite uncomfortable about your condition, always consult a doctor.