5 ways to get better sleep during pregnancy

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It’s harder to enjoy the beautiful parts of pregnancy when you’re drifting off mid-sentence. Here are a few ways to get the sleep you need at night, so you’ll have more energy to enjoy your pregnancy during the day.

Say sayonara to screens

Researchers have found that the blue light that comes from LED screens like phones, tablets, and computers, releases cortisol in your brain, which actually makes you more alert. The blue light also stops your body from producing melatonin, which is the chemical that tells your body that it’s time for sleep. Try to pry yourself away from your screen at least an hour before you head to bed. Don’t worry, your phone will still be there when you wake up, and you’ll be able to log all of that extra sleep you’re getting in Ovia.

Beds are for sleeping and, well…

When you see a shower, what do you want to do? Probably grab your loofah, because that’s the only thing most people do in a shower. Your body should view your bed the same way. Experts recommend reserving your bed for sleeping and baby-making only. Even pre-bedtime routines, like reading a book or singing to your bump, should be done somewhere else if possible, like the couch.

Buffer your bedtime

Factor in the time it takes you to fall asleep when you’re deciding on a bedtime. If it usually takes about 30 minutes of flopping around your sheets and rearranging your pillows to fall asleep, go to bed 30 minutes earlier than you were planning to, so that you can get the 8-10 hours of sleep recommended during pregnancy.

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