Are you pregnant and sleep deprived? Then you have come to the right place. It has become extremely common for women to complain about lack of sleep during pregnancy and if you are one of those, you are probably looking for a solution. Here are some of the causes and remedies of sleep deprivation during pregnancy.
Peeing is Mandatory
Like or not, pregnancy and peeing go hand in hand. This is simply because your bladder is being used as a pillow by your baby inside. If you are tired of waking up and urinating constantly during the night, you can reduce the amount of water consumption during the late hours, (you will still have to drink at least 8 glasses of water throughout the day) but you cant expect to not wake up at all. Therefore it is important for you to concentrate more on your ability to fall back asleep once you wake up, rather than not waking up at all because that is not possible.
You can do certain things to make sure you get back to sleep easily, for example, do not turn on bright lights, instead put night bulbs in the room and the bathroom, so our mind stays in the sleeping mode. Too much light can activate your brain and make it difficult for you to go back to sleep.
Don’t Take Naps Too Late
Exhaustion during pregnancy is pretty understandable and rest is important, but you have to be very smart about it If you really want to take a nap, make sure its early in the day, ideally before 3:00 pm. Also, make sure that your nap isn’t longer than 20 minutes because, usually, it is what makes you cranky.
Taking a short nap early in the day will not only keep your mind fresh, it will also not have any influence on your sleep during the night.
You Are Thinking Too Much
One of the most common problems during pregnancy is the fear of delivering the baby and the challenges of motherhood. This is extremely common, especially during the first pregnancy experience. Women usually stay awake all night thinking and planning, which affects their sleeping schedule. This can really have a negative effect on you and your child.
If you are worried, the best idea is to go and take shower before bed. Try to distract yourself by reading books. Make sure you are not reading pregnancy related books because it is going to make you worry even more. Your favorite novel or other interesting books are ideal to distract your mind. Avoid watching TV, as it will keep your mind awake and you will find it difficult to go to sleep. If you want to listen to the music, make sure it’s slow and the volume is moderate.
Don’t Eat Too Much Before Bed
Eating too much before bed can actually make it very difficult for you to sleep. Even when you are not pregnant, eating right before bed isn’t ideal as it causes indigestion that can keep you awake.
Make sure you eat at least a couple of hours before going to bed. Also, avoid eating spicy food as it can cause acidity.
You are certainly going to come across challenges during pregnancy, but if you are doing the right things, you will get over all these hurdles easily.