Sleep and Pregnancy: Tips for Better Rest

Sleep and Pregnancy: Tips for Better Rest

Sleep is crucial to skin health so it’s important to make sure you're getting quality sleep each night  -especially during pregnancy. It’s common to feel extremely fatigue whilst your pregnant and for some women nausea can contribute to the tiredness.

Disrupted sleep may happen as some expectant mothers as they may find themselves napping during the day or waking up in the middle rushing to the bathroom with a heavy bladder. In the third trimester, discomfort, pain and night-time visits to the toilet may increase. Whilst poorer sleep quality won’t harm a baby in the utero, it definitely can be taxing on the body.

Here are a couple of restful tips to set yourself for a good night’s sleep:

- Turn off all electronics and dim the lights 30 minutes before bedtime

- Make your room as dark as possible and slightly cool at bedtime

- Listen to music or meditate in bed to help settle to sleep

- Limit caffeine intake. Try decaffeinated teas like chamomile or peppermint.

- Breathe deeply to help calm and relax the body.

- Treat your skin to a massage before bed with our Nourish YOU Stretch Mark Oil.
Spray lightly over your areas you feel tense (neck, shoulder, calves, etc) and massage onto the skin in circular motions. Let the oil dissolve into your skin overnight and wake up feeling refreshed.

- Stick to a schedule; go to sleep and wake up at the same time each day

- Turn the phone off or put on do-not-disturb overnight

- Try a bath or shower to lower body temperature just before bedtime.

- Seek out bright light in the morning to help regulate your biological clock


If sleep deprivation is impacting your daily life, schedule in some time discuss pregnancy-friendly sleep advice with your midwife or doctor. After all, getting enough sleep is crucial for your health and of course the health of your growing baby. Wishing and hoping for sweet and deep sleep for all expectant mothers. x


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