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Insomnia and Pregnancy

An obviously increased anxiety level, may, during pregnancy, cause you to get overly excited and anxious, so it does no harm to take time out to both learn and to master relaxation and breathing techniques, very useful during labour.

Many Women have trouble sleeping during pregnancy, due mainly to hormonal changes that are perfectly normal, either finding it difficult to get to sleep in the first place, or when trying to go back to sleep after waking in the night, though some poor ladies suffer from both conditions.

Medications when pregnant are best avoided, but a regime can be entered into which will make a significant difference to your sleeping patterns. It is best always to relax as much as possible in the evenings before bedtime, and to head for bed only when you are genuinely drowsy, and mentally ready to sleep.

A good idea is to have yourself a light supper, preferably of things like might add to the sleepy feeling, such as warm milk. Do avoid sugary or fatty things at suppertime, and certainly avoid any stimulants like caffeine, as well as ensuring that you eat only a little. It would perhaps be best not to enter into lively discussions just before bed-time either, as these tend to keep the mind too active.

Warm baths or showers just before turning in are excellent in two ways, because the hot water not only relaxes and helps soothe pregnancy  soreness but also helps induce drowsiness. This water therapy works at any time, though it may not hurt your chances of satisfying sleep to indulge in a little light reading or mindless television viewing just prior to getting into bed.  you prepare for sleep. This works before bedtime as well as in the middle of the night. For a double dose, trying reading in the

Pregnant women tend to find their minds racing with all they need both to consider and actually do on a daily basis, so the act of deliberately setting out to calm themselves d in late evenings is the best preparation for restful sleep. Of course it may be that you find yourself wakeful in spite of all your efforts, and if so you need to get up again and do something for a set length of time before returning to bed, an action which avoids the frustration of fighting insomnia in vain.

Try also to have your days organised so that you both retire and get up at set times, because this too helps with a good sleep experience. Avoid cat-napping during the day and never stay in bed in the mornings, but go for a walk to combat that morning sickness.  Of course, you may have your morning nausea assault, but one of the best things to deal with it is taking a walk.

Remember that many pregnant ladies women experience water retention, so bear this in mind when it comes to liquids intake. Drinking too much water can lead to swollen extremities that cause great discomfort, making getting to sleep even more difficult. Be sure to talk to your GP about vitamin B tablets as well, because during pregnancy these are very important.

An obviously increased anxiety level, may, during pregnancy, cause you to get overly excited and anxious, so it does no harm to take time out to both learn and to master relaxation and breathing techniques, very useful during labour.

Many herbal teas can help treat the sleeplessness, but remember to consult your doctor about their possible effects, because even though mint is noted for calming you, it can lower blood pressure, so care must be taken in choosing and use of such remedies.

Adding a little honey to your warm milk is very good for treating insomnia, helping assuage the hunger pangs that may keep you awake.  To be perfectly honest, much of what is involved, in ensuring that insomnia during pregnancy does not trouble you is simple common sense. The more relaxed you can make yourself in those final hours before bed-time, the better the chances of your sleeping like a baby, so why suffer needlessly?

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