Are you struggling to sleep now that you are pregnant? Are you wondering why you’re so exhausted and what you can possibly do to make it through the next few months? If so, you’re not alone -- most moms-to-be struggle with this same issue.
Why sleep during pregnancy is important
Everyone needs sleep, but when you're pregnant, you really are sleeping for two. Studies have shown pregnant women who slept less than 6 hours a night were not only at a much higher risk of having a C-section but also had longer labors with more complications.
More sleep means less inflammation in the body, and inflammation is believed to be one of the leading causes for undesirable pregnancy events like preterm delivery and postpartum depression. Doctors recommend at least 7 hours of sleep a night when you're pregnant, but that's often easier said than done.
What's a girl to do when she's tossing and turning trying to find a comfortable position, getting up every 30 minutes to pee, or waking at the crack of dawn because of morning sickness? Outsmart that pregnancy insomnia instead of putting up with it!
Mom Loves Best has put together a comprehensive guide for all the moms-to-be out there, which goes in-depth on the common sleep problems you may encounter, gives you 10 proven tricks to get great sleep, discusses the best sleeping position now that you’re expecting, and explores the safety of sleep aids.
Now let’s get started while you’re still awake enough to concentrate. Check out the infographic below for more information, or read the full guide here.