Sleep disturbances are common during pregnancy.
The most common sleep issues that’s observed most during pregnancy are disturbed sleep, acid reflux, insomnia etc. Major cause of sleep disturbance is- too much exposure to technology, hormonal changes, Lack of healthy routine etc. Sleep problems are common during pregnancy plus physical discomforts add a pinch of salt to this. Lets understand few of simple todo guidelines to enhance quality of sleep .
- Develop a sleep routine: Establishing a regular sleep schedule and sticking to it can help regulate your body’s natural sleep-wake cycle. This involves going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, even on weekends.
- Create a comfortable sleep environment: Ensure your sleeping area is comfortable and conducive to sleep. This may include investing in a comfortable mattress, pillows, and bedding, keeping the room at a comfortable temperature, and minimising noise and light.
- Practice relaxation techniques: Relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, yoga, and meditation can help you calm down and reduce stress, which can make it easier to fall asleep.
- Exercise regularly: Exercise is essential for overall health and can also improve sleep quality. However, make sure you check with your healthcare provider before starting any exercise routine during pregnancy.
- Avoid stimulants: Avoid consuming stimulants such as caffeine, nicotine, and alcohol, especially in the evening. These substances can interfere with your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep.
- Regular physical activity aid to better sleep during pregnancy. Exercices releases feel good hormones. If you are not getting proper sleep then stay away from using any technology as it will add more disturbance to your sleep pattern .
Let’s start with a journey of peace at body , mind and emotional level. Join upcoming Garbhasanskar / birth preparation session/ pregnancy fitness/ meditation to be confident in this journey of unknown.