Sleep Changes During Pregnancy

When you find out you’re pregnant, you mentally prepare yourself for your pregnancy life will change. Not only in your home and schedule, but also in your body. Another thing you should know is that your sleeping habits will change a lot during pregnancy and sleep patterns are different in each trimester.

First Trimester Sleep Changes

You will notice that your sleep will change during each trimester of pregnancy and often depending on external factors such as stress, your emotional state, your diet and your chronic pain. During the first trimester, this may involve a lot of waking up in the middle of the night use the toilet.

During the first week of pregnancy, you urinate frequently. Often associated with the need to hydrate more than before. This may continue throughout your pregnancy, although there may be time where it is not very relevant. During the first three months, you will be tired day and night, so you may sleep more than usual. Even so, it can be difficult to fall asleep and when you are sleeping you start to experience strong physical changes, especially if you start having morning sickness, which can happen at any time.

Sleep Changes in the Second Trimester

Many women describe the second trimester as the best trimester. It was then urinary frequency is not as frequent, you are tired but not too tired morning sickness can also slow down. Enjoy it to your heart’s content and especially to sleep well!

You may find that your overall sleep quality has improved. You feel more relaxed night, do not feel discomfort due to nausea or vomiting, and your feelings stress is also less intense during these three months. If you suffer from insomnia, this is a good time to talk to your doctor, just to decide
above all other causes.

Sleep Changes in the Third Trimester

Third trimester is a good time to start to have more movement from your baby and as you get closer to childbirth, your sleep may suffer. A lot of sleep problems during these three months are due to aches and pains. You are a young person, which means that a lot of pressure is placed on your back and hips.

You may find that you have to wake up several times during the night to change the position, have chronic back pain and possibly even arthritis. You can also find others physical discomfort that prevents you from sleeping well, such as heartburn, shortness of breath shortness of breath, leg cramps, increased urination and sinus congestion.

The best thing to do is try to be as quiet as possible at night, though upgrading your mattress, getting different bedding, or using pillows to help support your body and reduce back pain and aches. Soon you will have a baby that you will love, so try to get plenty of sleep as possible during your pregnancy.