Pregnancy Sleeping Tips & Video
Whether you can't shut your brain off or are uncomfortable, sleeping while pregnant isn't always easy. Below are my favorite tips that have helped me during both of my pregnancies.
You may diffuse or place on the bottoms on your feet.
Listen to music
These are my two favorite songs to play while I sleep.
Weightless by Marconi Union: This song has been called the world’s most relaxing song and is said to reduce up to 65% of anxiety.
Binaural Sleep Music - 432 Hz: I listened to this one throughout my second pregnancy.
Delta waves sleep music: My acupuncturist recently recommended this one and it's a new fav.
If you wake up in the middle of the night and your brain turns on, get up and do some gentle stretches until you yawn. This helps get out of your head and into your body.
Clear your head before sleep
This is not easy! BUT try to release any worry or stress before bed. You may do so by meditating at the end of the day or journaling about a stressful situations or upcoming events. If you wake up in the middle of the night, write down any thoughts to deal with later. Try not to grab your phone... the Google rabbit hole never helps.
My acupuncturist recommended taking magnesium glycinate for sleep and it has worked very well for me! I take this whether I am pregnant or not. Of course, always consult with your doctor before taking supplements.
For my favorite pregnancy sleep positions check out this quick video!
Note, I am not a medical professional, so please check with your healthcare provider before implementing any of the tips above.