Health & Fitness How To Survive Pregnancy Insomnia

15:02  09 april  2018
15:02  09 april  2018 Source:   Refinery29

Kate shows off growing baby bump on whistle-stop tour of Coventry

  Kate shows off growing baby bump on whistle-stop tour of Coventry Prince William and Kate Middleton spent the day in Coventry visiting the famed cathedral, meeting university students and visiting a youth foundation © Copyright ¡HOLA! Hello! Magazine William, 35, and Kate, 36, toured the ruins of the original building before visiting the new cathedral. They met members of the choir and enjoyed a cup of tea with staff and volunteers at the Rising Café, a social enterprise aimed at providing work and opportunity for those overcoming drug and alcohol addictions. The royals were on good form, chatting away, while Kate, who dressed her baby bump in a bright pink coat, sported a fresh pregnancy glow.

Suggested Reading: The Important Pre- Pregnancy Conversation No One Is Having 11 Things No One Tells You About Going Off The Pill We Now Know Exactly What 'Baby Brain' Does To A Pregnant Woman's Mind. Advertisement. How To Survive Pregnancy Insomnia .

Following are 5 of the strangest pregnancy symptoms I’ve felt, with tips on how I’m surviving them Consider it stocking up on something that will be very precious later — uninterrupted sleep! #5 – total insomnia . By the 3rd trimester, I can’t sleep at all.

Pregnant woman © Provided by Shutterstock Pregnant woman When I fell pregnant, there were many things I was prepared to embrace: oils for stretch marks, skinny jeans with strange pouches for my expanding tummy, a more exciting bra size, cutting out alcohol. What I wasn’t anticipating was the all-consuming insomnia.

I never realised how much I’d taken for granted my blissful, uncomplicated relationship with sleep until it was cruelly wrenched away. In the first few weeks of my pregnancy I watched myself turn from a generally positive and energetic person to a bleary-eyed grump who would wake up wondering how to get through the day on only one coffee.

Following this one diet may boost women's chances of pregnancy through IVF

  Following this one diet may boost women's chances of pregnancy through IVF New research suggests it could significantly increase the likelihood of success.That's according to scientists at the University of Athens, who found that women following this style of eating in the six months before beginning fertility treatment had a much higher chance of becoming pregnant and giving birth successfully than those who did not.

How to Kick Insomnia in Early Pregnancy . Medically reviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHT on January 10, 2018 — Written by Jessica Timmons.

There is no easy to way to survive those last few weeks of pregnancy . And then there’s the insomnia and the sheer torture of trying to get comfortable enough to actually go to sleep.

The really hard part was that at this point, no one at work or any of my friends knew I was pregnant, so I couldn’t confide in anyone the reason I had turned into a cantankerous old slug who would lie on the sofa from 7pm every day.

It turns out that pregnancy insomnia is very common. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, it affects 78% of pregnant women, for a variety of reasons. I asked Ellie Richardson, a midwife from St Mary’s Hospital, London why women get insomnia during pregnancy.

“It may well be your body preparing you for when the little one arrives,” Ellie said. “Good sleep ensures that our body is fully rested, which is especially important during pregnancy. Poor sleep in pregnancy is mainly due to conscious or subconscious worries about the next stage of your life, particularly towards the end of the pregnancy. This – on top of a growing bump causing discomfort and regular trips to the toilet – means that women often become restless during the night. It’s important to make sure you're resting during the day as much as possible to make up for this, because continuous lack of sleep along with extra causes of stress creates a higher risk of developing mental health issues, such as antenatal depression.”

The 1-Second Hack That Will Improve Any and Every Exercise

  The 1-Second Hack That Will Improve Any and Every Exercise Sometimes working out can be the best thing in the world. You feel great, you look great, and your hard work pays off in the form of the results and dream body you've always wanted.But in the real world, things don't always work that way. In fact, it takes a very long time and a lot of hard work to see the results that you want. Aside from doing the work, being diligent in the gym and the kitchen, and staying committed to the process, there are very few other ways to get the body that you want. But there is one secret that most trainers and specialists don't advertise to just anyone.

Pregnancy insomnia is real. The kicker is that it happens when you are typically already so exhausted it's hard to fathom being tired and being unable to sleep. Your Marriage Can Survive Pregnancy Loss But It Can Be Difficult.

The most obvious causes of pregnancy insomnia are ones you’re probably well acquainted with by now if you’re looking for help for your insomnia . Your Pregnancy . How to Survive Prodromal Labor (And How To Tell If You’re Experiencing It).

I also spoke to Katie Stockdale, who is a qualified hypnobirthing practitioner based in Leyton, east London. She said that one of the most common reasons for tiredness and sleep-related issues are changes in hormone levels: “These are more apparent in the first and last trimester. Hormonal changes in the body can be one of the reasons for more frequent trips to the loo and can result in increased reports of snoring, heartburn as well as other pregnancy-related discomforts, all of which impacts on quality of sleep and can mean regular night awakenings for some mamas. Easy enough if you roll over and go back to sleep but that’s not always the case!”

Related: 20 facts about pregnancy you’d rather not know (provided by Espresso)

20 facts about pregnancy you’d rather not know: <p>Pregnancy is a joyful time—except for a few small drawbacks that are easy to deal with, like stretch marks or morning sickness, and a few others we’d rather not know.</p> 20 facts about pregnancy you’d rather not know

When it came to practically dealing with the insomnia, I asked Ellie what she recommends to the women she works with. “Some women like to work on natural remedies during pregnancy to help them sleep,” she said. “If it is worries keeping a woman up at night, talking with a professional or even a friend or family member can help to clear the mind before sleep. Some women enjoy bonding with their unborn baby before bed, stroking their bump or talking to the baby to help create positive thoughts. It's important to find what works for you and what makes you feel most relaxed.”

9 top tips to combat allergies in the spring

  9 top tips to combat allergies in the spring Be ahead of the game!

So what causes Pregnancy Insomnia , and what is the best way to survive it? This is where a safe, natural remedy using Melatonin as its key ingredient can help you. Tips on how to sleep when suffering pregnancy insomnia .

Insomnia during pregnancy can be caused by a combination of pregnancy hormones and symptoms like frequent urination, persistent heartburn, leg cramps, and pre-birth anxiety. Learn how to sleep better while pregnant .

I actually found lots of support from friends who had suffered with non-pregnancy insomnia at points in their lives and who were on hand to provide solace and really great advice. Below, I’ve pulled their suggestions together to form a pregnant insomniac’s survival kit. I hope it helps!

Walk for 30 minutes a day

As part of preparation for birth I read that it’s really important women walk for 30 minutes a day and keep active. It keeps all your joints working and the baby in a good position, especially as you get further along into the pregnancy. I also found that walking into work after not sleeping and getting some fresh air woke me up and made me feel more positive about the day ahead.

Practise yoga for 30 minutes a day, preferably before bed

pregnant woman doing yoga © Provided by Shutterstock pregnant woman doing yoga Yoga is an amazing way to start or end the day. Katie says: “If you can, find a good pregnancy yoga class or a pregnancy relaxation class. If that’s not available to you or you want a daily practice, then consider a guided meditation or a yoga nidra every night before bed, or in the night when you find yourself awake. Twenty minutes in this deeply relaxed state is very nourishing for the body and has amazing benefits for your nervous system akin to 2-3 hours of sleep.”

Insomnia May Be Genetic, Large Study Finds

  Insomnia May Be Genetic, Large Study Finds The results might not apply if you only suffer from insomnia for a short amount of time.More than 30,000 U.S. soldiers had their genomes sequenced as part of the study. Based on that collection of sequences and the results of surveys the soldiers took, researchers found that parts of chromosome seven appeared to be linked with their insomnia-related survey answers. Though this region didn’t actually overlap with any particular gene, it was close to two—including one that another study had linked to a gene that might influence how much a person drinks.

Are you suffering from insomnia while you're pregnant ? Discover why it's harder to sleep when you're expecting, and get tips on how to get more shut-eye. Insomnia in pregnancy . Approved by the BabyCentre Medical Advisory Board.

Find out how to stay safe and comfortable under the heat. But don’t worry — while it’s true that a summer pregnancy isn’t always easy, here are a few tricks to ease your hot-weather woes.

Cherish bathtime

We all know having a bath is a good way to relax but I’ve made it part of my nightly routine and it really helps, especially if accompanied by some relaxing tunes. These bath salts are amazing with a few drops of Bio-Oil added in, while this Johnson’s Bedtime Baby Bath is very relaxing and smells of lavender.

Rice milk with nutmeg

I read this tip in my favourite pregnancy book ( The Gentle Birth Method by Dr. Gowri Motha) and it’s so good; you just get half a mug of rice milk, grate some nutmeg in and then blast in the microwave.

Salt lamp

A lot of tips I read to combat insomnia were around making your bedroom a really special sleep oasis in your desert of sleeplessness and I would recommend getting a Himalayan salt lamp – they make your room feel so cosy and are such a nice way of having soft, warm light in your bedroom before you sleep.

Meditation/sleep stories

I became slightly obsessed with the children’s story of Sleepy Paws, a tired koala bear, on the Calm app – much to the amusement of my husband. But it definitely worked; zoning out for 15 minutes before bed and forcing your brain to focus on something (anything) else really helps.

Good eye cream and concealer

Investing in a good eye cream and under-eye concealer is imperative. Fake it 'til you make it, mamas. The most important thing is to try and maintain a positive perspective: Accept that you haven’t slept and that it’s okay, and really push the self-belief that you can get through this – eventually, the cycle does break.

How To ‘Beet’ Alzheimer’s: Red Vegetable Points The Way

  How To ‘Beet’ Alzheimer’s: Red Vegetable Points The Way A vegetable compound in beetroot could provide new treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, new research suggests. In tests betanin, which gives beetroot its distinctive red colour, suppressed chemical changes linked to the death of neurons.Scientists envisage drugs based on the compound that slow down the devastating progression of Alzheimer’s.

Posted in Pregnancy / Am I Pregnant ? How Are You Supposed To Cope With This? Unless you're one of the luck ones, the first trimester can be the most dreaded part of pregnancy , especially if it isn’t your first time.

The first trimester of the pregnancy brings about the most dramatic changes. Our 12 step program helps you survive this important trimester. How to get pregnant faster.

Related: 15 Foods That Will Put You to Sleep (and Keep You There!) (provided by POPSUGAR)

15 Foods That Will Put You to Sleep (and Keep You There!): <p>You probably know at least a couple <a href=tried-and-true tricks for falling asleep faster and getting a better night's sleep - like putting your phone away and not dozing off with the TV on. But there are foods that you can snack on before hitting your pillow that help better than counting sheep! It's not surprising that caffeine and sugar did not make the list, so steer clear of those and nosh on one of these to have you sleeping through the night.

" src="/upload/images/real/2018/04/09/15-foods-that-will-put-you-to-sleep-and-keep-you-there-p-you-probably-know-at-least-a-couple-a-href-_353704_.jpg?content=1" />
15 Foods That Will Put You to Sleep (and Keep You There!)

For more of the most popular News, Sport, Lifestyle & Entertainment on MSN, Follow us on Facebook, and on Twitter 

How To Survive Pregnancy Insomnia .
When I fell pregnant, there were many things I was prepared to embrace: oils for stretch marks, skinny jeans with strange pouches for my expanding tummy, a more exciting bra size, cutting out alcohol.&nbsp;I never realised how much I’d taken for granted my blissful, uncomplicated relationship with sleep until it was cruelly wrenched away. In the first few weeks of my pregnancy I watched myself turn from a generally positive and energetic person to a bleary-eyed grump who would wake up wondering how to get through the day on only one coffee.

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks

Topical videos:

This is interesting!