Sleeping Like a Baby While Growing One!
Pregnancy is an exciting journey that is accompanied with high hopes, elaborate future plans and uncomfortable sleeping patterns. Sleeping can become immensely difficult and unpleasant when you have a baby growing inside you. But here’s how you can have the best sleep of your life as a pregnant woman:
Leave the Anxiety and Stress at Bay
We get it, there are so many things going in your mind; baby’s health, gender reveal party, child’s insurance plan and what not. It’s only inevitable that all of this will have a toll on your mental health. Sleeping in such a state may lead to prolonged insomnia in the near future. Try calling a friend or keep a mood journal to keep your head clear.
Invest in Comfortable Bedding
This is not only for Instagram aesthetic purposes but also to make you sleep like a baby at night. Invest in a comfortable mattress, like one from the Diamond Foam range, so you don’t get any backaches or sores. One important thing to note for all the preggo mommies out there- pillows are your friend! Get full-length body pillows as well as smaller ones for extra comfort.
Change your Position
Say goodbye to sleeping on your back or stomach. If you want to get the good ole 8 hours of sleep (or more) then consider sleeping on your side. Preferably you should sleep on your left side since such a position will increase the amount of blood and nutrients that reach the placenta, uterus and kidneys. Try placing one pillow under your knee and stomach to aid your comfort.
Don’t Stop Moving
You shouldn’t stop working out just because you’re expecting. We know it is harder to burn the calories now but studies have shown that pregnant ladies who work out tend to sleep better than their counterparts. We’re not recommending you to gym for hours and hours but to slowly and steadily increase your activity levels.
That wraps up all the life changing tips we have for you to start sleeping like a baby (pun intended).
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