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Tips To Help You Sleep Well

Tips To Help You Sleep Well

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Are you having trouble sleeping now that you're pregnant? While some women have no sleep problems during their pregnancy, other women toss and turn or suffer from insomnia sometime after conception. Try these tips to help you relax and get a good night's sleep:

It can be difficult if your baby has a different sleep routine than yours. Often, a baby will have a completely opposite schedule than you do, and this can be frustrating if he or she is doing flips in the womb at 3 am. You can massage your belly, or put on a relaxing CD, which can lull your baby to sleep.

Exercise can be a great way to establish a sleep routine. A regular fitness regimen has been proven to stabilize your mood, and prevent insomnia. Set aside half an hour each day for some sort of exercise, even if it's just walking around the block or stretching in your living room.

Avoid going to bed at different times each day. Your body has an internal clock, and gets thrown off balance if you're hitting the sheets at 9 pm one night and 1 am the next. Set your alarm for the same time each morning, and go to bed at the same time each evening.

Heartburn is a condition that affects about half of all pregnant women. Your pregnancy hormones relax your internal organs, so they don't function as well as they used to. Try sleeping with your upper body elevated on the bed, and ask your doctor about which antacids are safe during pregnancy.

Stay away from caffeine you should eliminate consumption anyways when you are pregnant before you go to bed. You do need to drink plenty of fluids, but limit beverages in the evenings. When you're pregnant, you may find you are running to the bathroom more frequently, and the last thing you need is to have a full bladder in the middle of the night.

Set aside a relaxation time each evening for at least 30 minutes. Everyone needs some time to unwind after a busy day, and if you spend some time in the bath, reading a book, or watching a movie with your partner, you'll feel much calmer when you do go to bed. Force thoughts out of your mind if they creep up while you're lying in bed; you don't need to decide what color to paint the nursery, or think about unpaid bills when it's time to go to sleep!

 


 
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