One of the most common complaints among women during pregnancy is the inability
to get enough quality sleep. But being able to sleep well is crucial to your own
health and that of your growing baby.
There are several factors at play, but the bottom line is this: sleep loss
during pregnancy leads to exhaustion, or at least the feeling that you're
always exhausted. The physical and mental effects of losing sleep during
These problems can make it very difficult for you to remain healthy yourself
during your pregnancy, and they increase the odds that your baby will be born
prematurely, with low birth weight, or even with serious health or developmental
- You become irritable.
- You don't eat right.
- Your body becomes less efficient at providing an optimal growing environment
for your baby.
There are steps you can take to help ensure that you get enough sleep during
your pregnancy however. Here is an excellent resource for reducing
pregnancy sleep loss:
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Article courtesy of Better Health For Virginia.
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