A Guide to Achieving Successful Sleep During Pregnancy

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More than 60% of all women experience sleep issues during pregnancy several times per week, says the National Sleep Foundation. But that doesn’t mean that nothing can be done to achieve successful sleep. Here are steps that can be taken in order to start enjoying more successful sleep than ever before:

 

  1. Develop a Consistent Bedtime Routine

 

One way to really see a difference in the quality of sleep experienced is to develop a bedtime routine that never wavers. This routine, of course, should be tailored to your lifestyle. Prepare the body for sleep the same way, such as brushing your teeth or taking a shower, and lie down for rest at the same time each night.

 

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  1. Avoid Looking at Electronics or Watching TV Directly Before Bed

Viewing bright lights that emanate from electronics, including the television, can stimulate the mind and make it difficult to get to sleep at a reasonable hour.

  1. Wake Up Without an Alarm Clock

If you wake up naturally you will feel more rested and ready to tackle your day. Be sure to get to bed early enough so that you do not need to wake up with an alarm clock.

  1. Avoid Caffeine After 2 P.M.

You may find it difficult to get to sleep and feel rested if you have consumed caffeine after 2 P.M. So where possible, limit your intake of caffeine to only the morning.

  1. Power Nap 20 Minutes Each Day (When Needed)

If you need a little extra rest, take a power nap for no more than 20 minutes each day. This will help you to stay energized without jeopardizing your sleep at night.

 

If you hope to get better rest, be assured that it is definitely possible. Use these simple tips in order to begin experiencing much more enjoyable and successful sleep.