SLEEPING DIFFICULTIES AND PROBLEM DURING PREGNANCY
Insomnia, the most common sleep complaint, is the feeling that you have not
slept well or long enough. It occurs in many different forms. Other problem
may also make the difficulties of the sleep. This problem become more matter
with almost all pregnancy woman have a problem with the sleep, the problem maybe
something like :
- Trouble for falling asleep
- Trouble returning to sleep after awakened
- Sleep that is not restful
- Waking up often during the night
Causes of Sleep Difficulties While Pregnancy
Some problem can give contribution for sleeplessness while pregnancy. This
cause by the hormone problem, this hormone also cause fatigue with the day can
also disrupt the sleep cycle at night. The pregnant woman may have problem to
get the comfortable position for sleep. Also may find several time waking up
throughout the night to urinate.
In later pregnancy, more wide range of problems may disrupt the pregnant woman
sleep. As the size of the abdomen increases, it should big trouble to find a
comfortable position. Strss and Anxiety can also give contribute for sleeplessness,
particularly as the due date approaches.
This is the other problem that give contributing to discomfort and insomnia
- Frequent urination
- Leg cramps
Tips for Sleeping Difficulties
- Make sure your bed and mattress are comfortable.
- Think about whether the level of light suits you (some people like it really
dark; others sleep better with a light on).
- Make sure that you are not going to be disturbed by noise.
- Go to bed only when you are feeling tired. If you don't sleep within about
20 minutes, get up and relax in another room for a while before going back
- Don't read or watch television in bed. These activities will only encourage
you to stay awake.
- Avoid coffee, tea, and other caffeine-containing drinks in the evening.
A hot, milky drink may help you to sleep.
- Get enough exercise during the day; fit people sleep better.
- Don't eat a large meal too late in the day. Eating gives you an energy boost,
which may keep you awake.
- Try to relax before you go to bed, so that you are not preoccupied with
daytime concerns. Yoga and meditation could prove helpful.
- Avoid alcohol! Although alcohol is sedating and may help you get to sleep
initially, it interferes with sleep later on in the night. Because it's a
diuretic (increasing urine production) it may cause you to wake up to use
the toilet or because you are thirsty. After long-term use, it disturbs sleep
patterns and causes insomnia.
Do not use Sleep Medication - Pills
Taking sleeping tablets is not recommended while pregnancy or in fact for anyone
over long periods of time, as there is risk that may become dependent on that
tablet in the same way as dependent of alcohol or cigarettes. This is a very
bad idea in the later stages of pregnancy, as it can create many problems during
the birth, or respiratory problems if the pregnant woman have been taking a
high dosage of that pills.