Why is sleep so important during pregnancy?
This is an exciting and exhausting time, your body is going through rapid changes and your mind is just trying to process it all. Not to mention, you have a growing baby to support. This is why decent sleep is more important than ever before, for your brain, blood circulation, immune system and body. However, with all the tossing and turning, those blissful dreams feel out of reach.
And sleep deprivation during pregnancy is unfortunately linked to a number of potential adverse outcomes, including high blood pressure, longer labor, higher cesarean rates, postpartum depression, and gestational diabetes.
If sleeping woes are getting you down, we’ve got some tips and tricks to help you get a good night’s sleep during your pregnancy.