As if being pregnant wasn't enough, suddenly you're not able to sleep like you used to. Others have mentioned, "Oh you'll sleep like a log," but not you. You may be losing sleep while you are pregnant for a variety of reasons. Whatever the reason may be, it is important to understand that insomnia is not harmful to your baby. Insomnia during pregnancy is normal and affects approximately 78% of pregnant women.
Insomnia is the perception or complaint of inadequate or poor-quality sleep. Inadequate sleep may be the result of one or more of the following:
Talk to your health care provider if insomnia continues to increase. Your doctor may prescribe some sedatives if necessary.
GOOD LUCK AND SWEET DREAMS!
Reprinted with permission from American Pregnancy Association