Insomnia during pregnancy is not uncommon. Future mothers often complain of poor sleep. But it is especially important for them to get enough sleep, to be vigorous, ready to withstand increasing loads. However, hormonal changes occurring during pregnancy lead to sleep disorders. In addition, pesky unrest and anxiety associated with future changes in life. Then peace does not even dream in the night silence – there is no sleep.
Insomnia during pregnancy has a great many prerequisites, dictated by physiology. And if emotional and hormonal motives lead to difficulties in falling asleep in the first and last trimesters of pregnancy, then somatic ones are constantly pursued. Nausea, heartburn, shortness of breath, pain in the back, the need to often run to the toilet – this is not a complete list of interferences. Insomnia during pregnancy is often associated with the inability to choose a comfortable posture. Sometimes does not allow to fall asleep baby who prefers to move precisely when mother wants to lie down quietly.
How to overcome these difficulties
Defeat insomnia help doctor’s advice:
- always fall asleep and wake up at the usual time
- eliminate daytime sleep
- finish dinner three hours before bedtime
- Do not drink strong teas and coffee in the afternoon.
When insomnia arises due to nausea, bitterness in the mouth, heartburn, it is necessary to raise the head of the bed by 10-15 centimeters, placing bars under the legs.
It is impossible to do without a single day without walking, better at bedtime, and special gymnastic exercises for pregnant women, preferably in the evening – from 17 to 20 hours.
Drug therapy in this condition is problematic. Many drugs have contraindications, as they can adversely affect the development of the fetus. Child’s health is most important, so potent drugs must be discarded.
But there are very effective herbal preparations, among which valerian. The tablet will help make sleep more sound and does not harm the baby.
In the second half of pregnancy, you can take Novo Passit , but only under the supervision of a physician and with very serious indications, because the risks of adverse effects on the health of the child are very high.
Even tea made from lemon balm, chamomile, mint, hawthorn, valerian is important to prepare yourself with careful observance of the dosage, be sure to consult with a doctor who observes you constantly.