During the last third of pregnancy, many expectant
mothers find it difficult to sleep. It can be either
problems with falling asleep, lying down properly, back
pain or painful dreams and nightmares.
tired and sleeping more than you usually do at the
beginning of pregnancy, there is often a change due to
the many physical changes that become so pronounced
during the last third of pregnancy.
There are many physical and mental factors that can
interfere with your sleep, for example:
- Cramps in the wounds.
- Shortness of breath and heart palpitations.
- Need to pee.
- That you have a very active baby in the stomach,
who kicks and kicks, and who is an expert at kicking
right on the bladder or at another sore point.
- The trouble of turning and turning in bed for
more space than usual.
- Pains in the lower back.
- More dreams than usual.
- Nightmares that you remember better than
- Nervousness before birth.
- Worries about the child and if it is normal.
It is perfectly normal for this to occur in
pregnancy. It goes without saying when you give birth,
but in the meantime you can do some yourself to get more
What can you do?
If you have spasms in the calves, you can push your
feet hard against the headboard. If the bed does not
have a headboard, you have to get out of bed and simply
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also relieve cramp in the calf. An extra pillow under
the legs or height of the foot end of the bed reduces
the swelling in the legs and improves circulation.
Shortness of breath or palpitations that result from
increased blood volume and increased heart work can be
reduced by always having a normal blood value. For
example, if you have a low blood value, the heart must
work harder to transport enough oxygen into the body.
Then make sure you get enough iron. You can also sleep
with an extra pillow under your head. It also
facilitates the heart if you sleep on the side. It is a
way to avoid pressure on the large veins in the heart.
You will pee more often about the nights the further
into the pregnancy you will be. This is because the
child is growing. The bigger it gets, the more it
presses against the bladder, which therefore cannot be
as full as otherwise. You can try not to drink too late
in the evening. It might help a little, but you can't
avoid night-kissing completely. It may also be better to
lie on the side than on the back. If you get sore or
sweat after you kiss, you may have a urinary
tract infection. Then you should take a urine
sample at the health center.
The bigger you get, the harder it can be to turn in
bed. If you have major problems, you may want to
consider buying a reversing sheet. It is a bed sheet
that is double over the middle of your bed. The turning
sheet has two glossy smooth sides that face each other.
When you turn, the two slippery sides slide towards each
other and it makes the turn easier.
If you have lower back pain, it is very important
that you position yourself well in bed. It requires you
to get some more pillows. Use the extra pads to stay as
relaxed as possible. Have a pillow under your stomach,
one between your legs and a stable pillow to support
Generally, it is best for you to lie on your side
with bent knees and legs when you are pregnant. Then you
avoid the baby pushing the large veins that bring the
blood back to the heart. It is also better for the lower
back to lie on the side.
Dreams and nightmares can be troublesome during
pregnancy, as many women can suddenly remember more of
their dreams. Just being in a state that is different,
which a pregnancy naturally is, creates much more
material for the subconscious to work with. It is often
a help to have someone you can talk to about your
dreams. It can often make them more understandable and
maybe not so scary.
If you feel anxious about giving birth, it is a good
idea to attend a birth preparation course. There you
will find out what is going to happen to you and you
will learn some exercises that can help you during
childbirth. It is also possible to ask questions. It is
also a good idea to talk to your midwife or doctor about
what you are afraid of. Almost all women daily think
about whether their child is normal and can fear that
something is wrong.
I just can't sleep - what should I do?
You may just not be able to sleep. It is not
dangerous, as long as you do not become completely
Instead of lying and turning and twisting and
annoying half the night, it is much better to just get
up and maybe do something. For example, you can read,
listen to music, knit, sew, surf the Internet, write
letters or something else. Mentally, it is much more
satisfying to deal with something instead of using the
powers to annoy one's insomnia. When you have done
something, it is often much easier to fall asleep
afterwards. Also keep cool and dark in the bedroom.
Finally, many people enjoy the relaxation exercises
or listening to soothing music.
If you get tired during the day - try taking a little
It may be good to talk to your doctor and midwife
about the problem, so they can help you find solutions
that are right for you.