Sleep is a key contributor to a healthy pregnancy. Although ironically, sleepless nights begin way before the baby is born; growing belly, midnight bathroom runs, leg cramps are few of the many reasons why pregnant women find it hard to sleep well.
Follow these tips to snooze better:
Have a bedtime ritual
A bedtime routine is important for everyone regardless of whether you are pregnant. Unwind with a warm bath. Read or practice a bedtime yoga routine to help you relax and get ready for bed. Bedtime massages help relieve stress and help you sleep better.
Make sure to hit the bed alteast 30 minutes before your usual bedtime.
Have smaller meals and an early dinner
Eat smaller meals during the day and an early dinner to prevent discomforts like acid reflux. Avoid heavy or spicy foods at night.
SOS (Sleep on Side)
If you are in your second trimester, you are probably already sleeping on your side. Sleeping on the side reduces pressure on the body and helps you breathe better. Sleeping on the left side in fact helps increase the blood flow to the baby.
Drink less later in the day
Hydration during pregnancy is key but try to drink less towards the end of the day. Drink more early in the day to avoid bathroom breaks at night.
Make sure your bed is comfy
Make your bed your perfect sleep sanctuary. Keep your room cooler than usual as pregnancy can make you feel warm. Indulge in luxury bed linens. Jefferson Lane's organic cotton sheets and pillows are unbelievable soft and breathable. Needless to say that they are made with no harsh chemicals and that makes it healthy for you and your growing baby!
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