Sleep deficit is when you get less rest than you need, and because of the new life growing inside you, it’s extra important that you get more sleep than usual. Take a short nap during the day, and try to get 1-2 hours extra sleep at night. If you manage this, your energy will return and you will feel more rested.
Here are four tips to help you get more sleep:
1. Provide extra support for the whole body
A pregnancy pillow will help you find a comfortable sleeping position. A full body pillow, like bbhugme, supports your belly, lower back, pelvis, knees and ankles. The extra support will help you sleep through the night.
2. Strengthen your core muscles
Work out daily to strengthen your core muscles with pregnancy adapted exerscises. This includes your pelvic floor, diaphragm, transverse abdominal muscles, and lombar spine.
3. Lower the temperature in your bedroom
The pregnancy makes your body temperature increase. Make sure the bedroom is cool and use bedlinens with optimal air circulation.
4. Get help from a chiropractor
If you experience pain in you hip, pelvis or lower back, get a chiropractor to examine you. The issues may be due to stiffness and strain that can be easily fixed.