Insomnia, or the inability to fall or stay sleep, can hit especially hard in the third trimester of pregnancy, when it’s estimated to effect more than 75 percent of expectant moms.
Can’t sleep, mama? You’re not alone! Try some of the pregnancy insomnia solutions What to Expect moms-to-be swear by, and get some much-needed rest:
Keep Your Belly Full
“Eat a protein filled dinner so it will keep you full longer. If you do wake up go make a snack and then try to go back to sleep.”—Waterbabe2015
“A warm shower (or an orgasm) puts sleepy hormones in your body.”—Anatalia2011
“I drink warm milk when I can’t sleep at night. It’s kinda gross but it works every time!”—KMutzey
“I put lavender and cedar wood in the diffuser and it always helps me go to sleep.”—Rizzie07
Limit Water Before Bedtime
“Don’t drink lots of water right before bed (try to hydrate earlier).”—Waterbabe2015
“Have you tried a pregnancy pillow? I have been having a lot of trouble sleeping for the past few weeks and got myself one. This thing is heaven.”—BBSTL
Forward to your pregnant friend who needs some sleep. Sweet dreams, mamas!
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