Insomnia or sleeplessness is one of the most commonly suffered problems during pregnancy. It doesn’t really matter whether it is the first trimester or the third trimester of your pregnancy; insomnia is one symptom that can bother you all through your pregnancy.
What are the reasons?
For most of the peculiar symptoms that you may experience during pregnancy, hormonal changes are to be blamed and so is the case with sleeplessness as well. During pregnancy your body experiences drastic changes in the levels of hormones and some of these hormones may make you feel exhausted or fatigued.
In particular the surge in progesterone hormone levels has a somewhat sedative effect on your body, which makes you feel tired and infinitum. This fatigue and tiredness is what causes changes in your sleep patterns. You may begin taking more rest during the daytime because of the constant fatigue and tiredness, and this may make it difficult for you to enjoy a tight and refreshing sleep at night.
The increased frequency of urination is another thing that can held responsible for insomnia during pregnancy. Specifically towards the last trimester, as your baby begins to exert pressure on your internal organs, you may be forced to visit the restroom too often. And every time you need to urinate during the night, your sleep gets disturbed and it becomes hard to fall asleep.
Most of the expecting mothers are increasingly worried about their baby’s health, their own parenting abilities and about the childbirth process. There are lots of things that may bother you, and all this thinking leads to anxiety buildup. And with anxiety and stress hovering over your mind makes it difficult to enjoy a peaceful slumber.
To treat the problem of insomnia during pregnancy, you must discuss your case with your health care provider. And although he may not recommend any prescription drugs to help you get a more comfortable sleep, he may recommend some deep breathing, yoga and other such natural ways to improve your sleep.