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Initial Pregnancy: Poor Sleep

To help with the fatigue of early pregnancy, our bodies like to make sure that we are getting very little quality sleep at night. Sometimes one of the initial signs of pregnancy is fatigue during the daytime, but insomnia or frequent waking at nighttime. These two actually work against each other and create a vicious cycle within the body. Not sleeping at well will certainly cause you to be drowsy during the daytime, and when are feeling sleepy, you may either nap or take it easy so much during the day that you conserve too much energy, and then that energy is given back to you when you’d most like to close your eyes.

Poor sleep is most often caused by the changing hormones of pregnancy, progesterone and estrogen. Progesterone can cause respiratory changes that cause more frequent waking. Your changing body and growing uterus cause more pressure on your bladder, prompting you to get up at least a hundred times a night to potty. (I don’t really think I’m overexaggerating here either.) As pregnancy progresses, it becomes more and more difficult to find a comfortable resting position. The list can go on, heartburn, nausea, and anxiety top the list as predominant reasons for sleep disturbances in pregnant women.

Stay tuned in March, or reach out privately, to learn about some great ways to help your body get better quality and quantities of sleep during pregnancy.

So, if you find that you are exhausted but are having trouble getting a good night’s sleep, you could possibly be pregnant!!

Stay tuned in March, or reach out privately, to learn about some great ways to help your body get better quality and quantities of sleep during pregnancy.

So, if you find that you are exhausted but are having trouble getting a good night’s sleep, you could possibly be pregnant!!

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