Insomnia in pregnant women is one of the common complaints of mamas to be. Waking up early, struggling to sleep or stay asleep are all symptoms of insomnia that many pregnant women experience any time from the first to the third trimester.
But there are many natural and easy remedies available to help you sleep peacefully through the night - we’ve summarised our top 5.
Top tips when you can’t sleep:
1. Avoid Blue Light
Harmful blue rays emitted from your laptop and phone screens prevent melatonin production - the hormone that tells the body that it’s time to sleep. By avoiding screen time at least an hour before bed, you should improve your body’s sleep state and see an increase in a more restful night’s sleep.
10 minutes of light yoga or stretching before bed can release tension in the muscles, reduce swelling and relax your body before sleep. Simple poses like child’s pose and lotus are easy and safe for pregnant women and help to relax the body and mind ready for bed.
3. Cool your room
The human body is designed to sleep best in cooler temperatures - usually around 65 degrees. If your room is too warm, the body can become restless and wake up. A cooler room will signal to the body that it’s time to rest.
4. Meditate before sleep
Meditation is an amazing way to quiet the mind and unwind after a hectic day. If your mind is racing, the practice of sitting down for 10 minutes to think through your thoughts can not only be beneficial for your mental health and mindset but also to help you relax before a restful night’s sleep.
5. 8 Sheep Organic Sleepy Lotion
Made with 100% natural and organic ingredients, our lotion is super safe for you and your baby.
With calming lavender oils and nourishing mango butter, the sleepy lotion soothes aches and pains, prevents leg cramps/ restless legs, and also helps you get a deeper, more restful sleep!
With thousands of moms raving about their first night of interrupted sleep and a 60-day satisfaction guarantee, why not try your first jar!