Sleep on your left sideIt’s ideal for your circulation, optimizes the oxygen and nutrients that get to your baby, helps your kidney function, and reduces swelling.
Get daytime exerciseExercise can help you get to sleep easier at night, but make sure to avoid exercising right before bed; it can wind you up.
Om your way to better sleepStress about anything can keep you up at night. Try meditating before bed or listen to relaxing music as you’re drifting off.
Don’t drink liquids at nightYour growing belly puts pressure on your bladder, making middle-of-the-night bathroom trips more common. Try cutting out liquids after 6pm.
Add magnesium to your routineLeg cramps are more common at night. Add a magnesium or calcium-magnesium supplement, which are shown to have natural muscle-relaxing (and calming) effects.
Keep your room dark and coolMake sure your room temperature is comfortable (or even cooler than usual) and you don’t have any light sneaking in to disrupt your sleep.
Stick to a bedtime routineFigure out what works for you and stay with it: warm bath, lavender sheet spray, a little reading and lights off.
This site is intended for informational purposes only and does not provide medical advice. Please consult your physician or other health-care professional.