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Sleeping during pregnancy

Posted in on Oct 25, 2022. Tags: , ,

Sleeping during pregnancy can be challenging, even for women who have never experienced sleep issues before getting pregnant. Throughout your pregnancy, your body and your life are changing in huge ways – hormone levels surge potentially causing a variety of side effects and you are also mentally and emotionally preparing to welcome a tiny human into your life, whether this is your first baby or your third. 

It is easy for people around you to joke that the poor sleep you may experience during pregnancy is just practice for when you bring home a newborn. However, good quality sleep and enough of it is especially important while you are pregnant. In fact, a study has shown that women who got less than 6 hours of sleep per night labored longer and were 4.5 times more likely to have a cesarean delivery.

What are some sleep issues I might experience during pregnancy?

Among other discomforts during pregnancy, many women experience sleep disturbances. Fortunately, most of these are temporary and resolve on their own at some point during or after your baby is born. These may include:


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Nightmares, Night terrors and Sleeplessness

Posted in on Aug 22, 2022. Tags: , , ,

Nightmares and night terrors are the most frightening causes of sleeplessness. Surprising to many, nightmares and night terrors are entirely separate phenomena and occur in different stages of sleep. Nightmares tend to happen during REM sleep, whereas night terrors typically occur earlier before you enter the REM cycle. 

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Parent’s Guide to Daylight Savings Time

Posted in on Mar 2, 2021. Tags:

The switch from Daylight Savings Time to Standard Time and vice versa can take its toll on a family’s energy level. While springing an hour forward or back may not be a big deal for most adults, it can really upset a child’s sleep pattern, which results in tired parents.

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