Sleep eludes many women during pregnancy for a variety of reasons.
To help fight insomnia during pregnancy, the National Sleep Foundation suggests:
- Relax in a warm bath, get a massage from your partner, or write in a journal to help calm worries about your baby.
- Avoid large, spicy and greasy meals close to bedtime.
- Drink lots of fluids, but do so earlier in the day and limit fluids close to bedtime.
- Sleep with extra pillows. Try resting on your left side to help you get comfortable.