“Many expectant mothers consider sleep during pregnancy to be the biggest challenge they face while expecting. And it truly is. Just about every mother-to-be has difficulty sleeping during pregnancy. But it does not have to be this way. There are a number of things pregnant women can do to sleep more comfortably during pregnancy.
It is important that you watch what you eat. Eat healthy foods and never allow yourself to eat very late in the evening. A lot of women experience heartburn while pregnant that can disrupt their sleep. Never eat late at night when you have heartburn problems. The same thing also goes for drinking. If you realize that you are actually getting up from your bed to go to the bathroom almost each hour, then avoid drinking any fluid at least two hours before going to bed at night.
Exercising regularly is also an important factor to get better sleep during pregnancy. There are lots of women who stop exercising as soon as they conceive a child. What they do not know is that keeping a light exercise program when pregnant is necessary because the healthier you are, the easier it is for you to fall asleep
Be relaxed. Why not engage in other methods of relaxation that can help you sleep much simpler. Try to do things like yoga or meditation before going to bed. Other techniques like counting and breathing can help in relaxing your mind and thus help you to fall asleep easily.
If you are having a hard time sleeping because of hip or back pain or you are experiencing uncomfortable sleep during pregnancy, try using maternity pillows. A maternity pillow is a full body pillow that offers support and comfort to help the expectant mother sleep in the correct side sleeping position that doctors recommend. These big comfy pillows offer support and cushion to help you maintain a comfortable sleeping position and avoid the aches and pains that can happen if you sleep on your back.”