Pregnant women suffer many complications while trying to get some rest. They end up pregnant and tired, but can't sleep. If you can't sleep while pregnant here are some helpful tips.
Slide 1: Pregnant and tired? But can't sleep?
Slide 2: 8 out of 10 pregnant women haven insomnia
Slide 3: Waking up 5 times a night for the restroom?
Slide 4: Is it always too hot or too cold?
Slide 5: Is your bed too soft or too firm?
Slide 6: Losing sleep in each trimester?
Slide 7: Not able to sleep on your side?
Slide 8: Having leg cramps that keep you up?
Slide 9: Anxious, nervous, worried sleep will never come?
Slide 10: Can't fall asleep quickly?
Slide 11: Afraid to take any sleep aid as you might harm the baby?
Slide 12: Are there any options to sleep better?
Slide 13: What can one do?
Slide 14: Sleeping tips for pregnant women
Slide 15: Leave worry at the bedroom door - It isn't worth worrying about things at night. Use this time to be care free.
Slide 16: Drink lots during the day, and less in the evening
Slide 17: Stop drinking caffeine
Slide 18: Don't fight it - Don't fight going to the restroom during the night. The longer you fight it the more awake you make yourself.
Slide 19: Yoga & Stretching - Right before bed do 30 min of yoga & stretching
Slide 20: Learn to relax - What does it take for your body and mind to relax?
Slide 21: Create a little bit of white noise - Give yourself a constant sound to fall asleep to: Use a fan, humidifier, T.V. on low volume, etc
Slide 22: Guided Imagery - Put your mindset into a story. Guide your thoughts to something relaxing: Laying on the beach, taking a bath, etc.
Slide 23: Sleeping on the back or stomach - To "feel" like you are sleeping on your back or your stomach, build a "nest" of pillows. This way you can be on your side but have pillows where you need them to make you "feel"as though you are lying on your back or stomach.
Slide 24: Breathing Techniques - Breathe slow & deep. Calm your mind. Count your breaths.