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In addition to these hormonal and physiological changes, you may not be getting great quality sleep. Pregnancy-related discomforts, as well as increased stress and anxiety. Excessive daytime sleeping can be attributed to pregnancy hormones, but it is possible for some pregnant women not to get good sleep as well. Hormonal and body.

Moreover, disruptive sleep during pregnancy can be risky for the fetus, contributing to curbing growth. But a recent study suggests that excessive, undisturbed sleep may be a problem. It can lead to high blood pressure, insomnia, pre-eclampsia, and other complications. Pregnant women who sleep better are less likely to suffer from anxiety attacks and depression.

Getting the right amount of sleep during pregnancy can also boost a woman’s mood. Almost all pregnant women have trouble sleeping at some point. And it’s not surprising, considering that when you’re pregnant, nausea, heartburn, and a constant need to pee often come with the territory.

Read on to find out what kind of sleep patterns and problems. Excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS) is a common occurrence in pregnant women, particularly during the third trimester, but researchers warn that it might not always be physiologically normal. Sleep problem: Insomnia during pregnancy. By Karen Miles Will my insomnia during pregnancy harm my baby?

By Jodi Mindell, Ph.D. Sleep problem: Heartburn or indigestion keeps you awake. By Karen Miles Sleep problem. It’s how your blood vessels restore themselves, which is especially important now that they’re under increased pressure from the extra blood flow required to support your baby.

Sleep also keeps your immune system — which is suppressed to support your pregnancy — healthy. Healthy Sleep Habits. Whether you are in your first, second, or third trimester, or at the beginnings of labor, pregnancy can have profound effects on your ability to sleep.

Hormone changes may. Clearly, snoring and sleep apnea will increase the risk of problems during pregnancy. Additional health problems, such as obesity, diabetes, asthma, and smoking, will make these difficulties worse.

As a result, there is an increased risk of premature delivery, growth restriction, and potential for health problems.

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A woman in the first trimester often requires more sleep than usual, but during late pregnancy, she may have difficulty sleeping.

“Human Reproductive Biology” by Richard E. Jones, Kristin H Lopez
from Human Reproductive Biology
by Richard E. Jones, Kristin H Lopez
Elsevier Science, 2013

There is an increase in snoring but not in sleep apnea and also in restless legs which is reported in between 13 and 23% of women in the third trimester and is more likely in those with low folate and ferritin.

“Encyclopedia of Sleep” by Clete Kushida
from Encyclopedia of Sleep
by Clete Kushida
Elsevier Science, 2012

In general, getting <8h a night sleep is considered a risk factor for 1st trimester miscarriage.71 In an ideal world, men and women trying to conceive should avoid shift work, or skimping on sleep, or if this is impossible, they should make a concerted effort to catch up on sleep when they can.

“Treatment of Infertility with Chinese Medicine E-Book” by Jane Lyttleton
from Treatment of Infertility with Chinese Medicine E-Book
by Jane Lyttleton
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

Third-trimester fatigue can be caused by sleep disturbances from increased weight (many women cannot find a comfortable sleeping position due to the enlarging abdomen), physical discomforts such as heartburn, and insomnia due to mood swings, multiple role anxiety, and a decrease in exercise (Trupin, 2006).

“Maternity and Pediatric Nursing” by Susan Scott Ricci, Terri Kyle
from Maternity and Pediatric Nursing
by Susan Scott Ricci, Terri Kyle
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2009

During the second trimester, women report that sleep normalizes, although 19% of women continue to experience difficulties at this stage.66 By the third trimester, women experience worsening insomnia, increased daytime sleeping, and decreased alertness.

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from Sleep Disorders Medicine E-Book: Basic Science, Technical Considerations, and Clinical Aspects
by Sudhansu Chokroverty
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009

In pregnant women, insufficient sleep in quantity and quality may result from sleep disturbances, such as insomnia, restless legs syndrome, and sleep apnea [65].

“Exercise and Sporting Activity During Pregnancy: Evidence-Based Guidelines” by Rita Santos-Rocha
from Exercise and Sporting Activity During Pregnancy: Evidence-Based Guidelines
by Rita Santos-Rocha
Springer International Publishing, 2018

Insomnia is very common during the last few weeks of pregnancy, due to the anxiety of birth and difficulty in finding a comfortable sleeping position; it is also linked to low levels of the B vitamins.

“The Reflexology Bible: The Definitive Guide to Pressure Point Healing” by Louise Keet
from The Reflexology Bible: The Definitive Guide to Pressure Point Healing
by Louise Keet
Sterling, 2009

The sleepiness is probably related to the high levels of the hormone progesterone, which, in addition to protecting the lining of the uterus for the fetus, promotes sleep.

“Sink Into Sleep: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Reversing Insomnia” by Judith R. Davidson, Ph.D, C.Psych
from Sink Into Sleep: A Step-by-Step Workbook for Reversing Insomnia
by Judith R. Davidson, Ph.D, C.Psych
Springer Publishing Company, 2012

Sleep problems are common in pregnancy, and while insomnia may be good preparation for the sleepless nights that lie ahead once your baby arrives, you’re likely eager to catch some expectant z’s.

“What to Expect When You're Expecting 4th Edition” by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
from What to Expect When You’re Expecting 4th Edition
by Heidi Murkoff, Sharon Mazel
Simon & Schuster UK, 2010

Pregnancy-related symptoms tend to arise and predominate in one or another trimester, with disrupted sleep more prevalent and severe in the last 8 weeks of gestation, making it very challenging to achieve consistent and restorative sleep throughout a pregnancy.

“Textbook of Natural Medicine E-Book” by Joseph E. Pizzorno, Michael T. Murray
from Textbook of Natural Medicine E-Book
by Joseph E. Pizzorno, Michael T. Murray
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2020

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    Mere mamma bolti h ki baby ho jyga tab pair Thik Ho jyga
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  • I am 5 mos pregnant. Everytime i sleep to the left i feel uncomfortable like i have breathing discomfort unlike when i sleep to my right side or sleeping on my back.

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  • Thank you ma’am for Da information…. I can share dis vdo with my husband nd his family…
    If I tell any problems happening in my body dey don’t believe me.. and think dat m doing acting

  • Sir mere twince baby k sath 8 month pregnant hu n aertheritish h so aertheritish k karne meri badu m. Pain rhta h to doctor ne crocin lene btaya h ydi roz ise le to baby pr kta side effect pdega plz realy kre

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  • Thanks for nice information,sir I would like to know how is safe pregnant woman sleep in a.c room….is a.c is good for baby health in womb….

  • di pls reply me. now am 7 week pregnant.. my husand dad is dark.. his mom is ver fair.. and me nd my husband my parents all r dusky.. will my husband dad color will cme to my baby is their any chances.

  • Mam Ur too gud..Ur explanations made me more clear..as I already had an baby with diaphramatic hernia and cchd I lost my baby within 4 days..��and nw am.more concerned whtr my second baby will be fine or not..I had an internal nt scan and it measured NT-1mm..is it nrml mam pls do help me out in tis and pls suggest me what should I do to have a nrml baby and wat scans should be done and when..pls do help me mam

  • Best dr, best advice I have ever seen…kitne ache se barikio k sath samjhate he k easily first tym pregnant women ko b smj ajae.. Thankyou so mch dr..

  • Sir
    Second month m sleep nhi ati kya KrU and humesha dar lgta h baby kaisa hoga heart beat ayi ya nhi ayi hogi…..bahoot tension hoti h kya kru

  • Itna kch pregnancy me sone k liye yha to itna stress h k soe hi pta ni kitne din beet jate h �� anyone reading this just for him her to b healthy

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  • I just found out I was pregnant 3 days ago I pray god continues to bless me not only with a healthy pregnancy but a healthy delivery ❤️����

  • Doctor we love the way you talking…
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  • Hello sir….m 7 month pregnant n want to know that is there any side effects to drink milk with protein powder cause m not feeling good in my digestion since three day or is there particular time to drink milk for proper digestion.pls help

  • Very useful video����I’m facing the same sleeping problem sometimes as I’m 7 months pregnant. Thank you for sharing this video doctor ✊✊from Chicago Usa

  • Nice and helpful video Pls tell me in early pregnancy vaginal discharge nahi hota haiii to kya Mai pregnant hu…. Meri pregnancy rahene ki dawai chalu haiii and muje hsg injection diya haii last month and muje some pregnancy signs haii to kya vagina discharge ho tohi main pregnant ho sakti hu Pls tell me…. Sir….

  • #le #nest sir am 6 months pregnant n am suffering frm back pain n yes not feeling sleepy at night but at afternoon i sleep for many hours is it okey…?? Or not… N feeling pain from 2, 3 days in my chest down….

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  • Mam i drink 10 to 12 glasses of water every day so like you said dont have liquid or water after 8pm but in that situation I get urination with burning sensation in the morning…

  • Mem mujhe right side jeada comfort lagta he..left side sone se thora stomach pain hota he rights side sone se aram feel hota isme koi rishk hy kya mem plz bataye??

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  • Mam mujhe doctr 5month me ane bole the or medcine likhti but mere pati out of city the..to jiske karan mai nhi ja payi to kiya 6montg checkup krwane jaungi to us time medcine le lungi to kiya problm nhi h na?

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  • Thank you for the explanations… My mom and MIL always tells don’t trun directly while sleeping.. If I want to turn always I have to getup and turn.. This makes me feel more uncomfortable because while sleeping always I have to be conscious on this.. Can’t sleep properly..

  • Thank you so much mam. I was worried about sleeping position. Grand ma told that if you want to turn then should get up and just turn another position but i was not able to do bcz of sleeping pbm. Now i got a better answer.

  • Dr. thanks.main 5 mnth pregnant hu,lekin mujhe ekele hi sab kuch manage karna parta he,mera pati ek army he isliye… please pray for me..

  • Sir am 4 months pregnant. I try to sleep on my sides either left or right. But after 5-8 mins my sides start paining due to which i have to change my side. Many a times i get up at night due to disturbed sleep and dnt get enough sleep. Please suggest.

  • Muji ab dusra mahina lag gya Yani piryads miss huny ka aik mahina hugya lijin muji halka sa blding ka hlja sa nishan phr raha h aur halki Dr bi plzzzzz es ka bary m aj bta Dy plzzzzzz

  • Sir i feel comfortable when i sleep straight… I’ll sleep left or right also but most of the time i feel comfortable sleeping straight… Wht to do plzz any suggestion??..

  • dr i am from pakistan and i am biggest fan of u sir mje eight month start hai per mje thora bukhar hoa tha us k bad i loss of my smell and taste or buht zada weaknes hai khara b ni hoa jata kia ye normal h

  • Mam I have a doubt I didn’t have been through vomiting in my early pregnancy Is this symptoms of pregnancy loss? Please reply as soon as possible

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