While many adults already deal with problems sleeping, along comes a pregnancy and things get even worse!
Getting to sleep, staying asleep and getting quality sleep are all challenges made even more difficult by being pregnant, or being a new parent. And these problems don’t just affect mom. Her partner can be just as affected.
Despite the fact that interruptions to sleep routines will happen, it helps to understand what’s happening and keep certain tips in mind that can alleviate some of the stress and improve the sleep you do get.
The Sleep Help Institute has put together some excellent guides to help this happen.
A look at how pregnancy can affect sleep. The Sleep Help Institute covers each trimester with information on what to expect, best practices and tips. There are notes on the best sleep positions for moms – and positions to avoid. You’ll learn the benefits of exercise, eating right and helping your partner get better sleep.
If they don’t get enough sleep, children suffer. It can make them irritable, lethargic and affect their learning and attitudes. The Institute’s article has a helpful Sleep Guide, tips for creating a healthy sleep routine and info about choosing the best mattress. Learn how to deal with nightmares, night terrors, snoring and sleep walking.
Did you know that according to the National Sleep Foundation, at least 90% of us use technology during the hour before we go to bed? This can often affect the time it takes us to fall asleep and the quality of sleep we get. It’s a problem that every parent deals with when it comes to kids, but it can be just as detrimental to adults. The Sleep Help Institute has some great ideas on minimizing the effect of technology on sleep, changing your light settings and creating a better bedtime routine.
Here’s hoping you and your family are getting better sleep soon.
And thanks to the Sleep Help Institute!