Why can’t I sleep?
Just when you’re pregnant and need your sleep, it’s suddenly hard to come by.
Get your rest, you’ll need it. Yeah, right, you’d love to if it wasn’t for the hours you spend tossing and turning, worrying and thinking, and trying to get comfortable. Why on earth, just when you could do with a solid nights’ sleep must it be like this?
- You often have to get up to go to the toilet, and a sudden kick in a full bladder is a wonderfully effective alarm clock.
- Your body is getting larger throughout your pregnancy. Trying to turn over can be such an effort that it can wake you up.
- Your body now needs more support, so try sleeping on your side with a cushion supporting your tummy and one between your knees.
- Pregnancy upsets your body clock, making you more wakeful at night. Insomnia may get worse in the last month as your body supposedly tries to get you used to getting up at night.
- There’s a lot of new stuff to think about and plan, so your mind may be working overtime with hopes, fears and dreams for the future.