One of the major difficulties of the pregnant women in the last semester is to achieve a comfortable position to sleep, as the belly increases make more pressure on the remaining bodies and beyond the size of the belly may still have difficulties with digestion and breathing.
Sleep quality of sleep of pregnant can still change and other discomforts such as heartburn, restless legs, dormências of the hands and legs, cramps and snoring.
Tips to sleep well during pregnancy
You should avoid drinks with caffeine, such as tea, coffee and soft drinks, caffeine is one of the main enemies of sleep, if you can’t stop drinking your coffee prefer drinking after donates lunch.
Go to bed only when sleepy, lying in bed too long hinders a good night’s sleep after a few minutes feeling the body tired and unable to find a comfortable position.
Don’t exercise before bed, ideally exercising at least 3 hours before going to bed.
Establish a routine for sleep, try to lie down and get up every day at the same time.
Avoid too heavy, spicy meals and spicy before bed, these meals are more difficult to digest and can cause discomfort and heartburn.
Another problem which makes a good night’s sleep in pregnant women is the constant desire to go to the bathroom, to avoid this situation avoid drinking water after the 7:00 pm, the water is very important in pregnancy, must drink at least 1.5 litres a day, but in a few quantities at a time and never at night.
What is the best position for the pregnant woman to sleep
Most doctors recommend that pregnant sleep on your left side with pregnant pillowcases, this position helps the blood and nutrients to flow to the fetus and womb with more ease, and helps the kidneys eliminate unnecessary liquids. Sleep on your back or facing the right side can block the air from the pregnant woman, and blood will pump less oxygen to the body, including the uterus.
To improve your comfort can place a pillow between your legs.