Some women can develop more severe sleep disorders while pregnant, or their pregnancy can make existing symptoms even worse. If your insomnia persists or seems to be getting worse, or if your sleep deprivation is due to Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), then the first step is to schedule a sleep study.
A lot of people have troubles in getting the required 7-9 hours of sleep daily. When it comes to pregnant women, things get even more complex. This is because pregnant women tend to feel tired, yet they find it difficult to sleep as a result of the discomfort they experience, in most cases.
Proper nutrition is vital during pregnancy; getting enough of certain vitamins and minerals helps protect your baby from neural tube defects, prevents low birth weight, and promotes healthy development. What you eat during pregnancy also impacts your health, and by managing your weight through diet and exercise, you can reduce your risk of developing gestational diabetes, preeclampsia and pregnancy insomnia.