Pregnancy

How to get a Good Night’s Sleep in Every Trimester

Sleep is a very important part of our life. We need it to function better at work and at home. This also applies to pregnancy because one of the main things a pregnant woman needs is a good night’s sleep. There are different ways to get adequate sleep during each trimester. I will take you through a few tips on how to achieve this.

First Trimester

You will agree with me that at this stage, sleeping at night gets a little bit difficult. This can be linked to the increase in secretion of the hormone progesterone. Because of this, it is beneficial to take a few precautions. One of thesr is to limit the stress and work you engage yourself in. Once you don’t do much during the day, you will be able to get enough sleep at night without the fear of body aches. Another thing to avoid doing at this stage is over eating. Do not eat too much food, especially in the evening if you want to get a good night’s sleep.

Second Trimester

At this stage, progesterone secretion most have decreased and morning sickness is gone too. Because of this, it is a lot easier to sleep well at night. What you should do here is to prepare yourself for the third trimester. Learn to sleep on your side. This will help you in a few months. You can also start exercising to help you ease off the tension.

Third Trimester

Congrats! This is the final stage of your pregnancy journey. You might start finding it uncomfortable to sleep, especially if it’s your first time. First thing to note in this stage is your sleeping position. Do not sleep on your back, as the weight might obstruct blood supply to the baby. The best position to sleep is on your left side. You can also use pillows to give you some extra support. Another thing to note here is the amount of food you eat. Eat healthy and light too. With all this checked, you can be assured of a good night’s sleep.

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