Chinese medicine aims to bring harmony to your entire system, helping to address the internal imbalances that cause sleep issues.
Internal Harmony for Quality Sleep
Sleep is important for overall health at all stages of life, which is why insomnia during pregnancy, a time when staying healthy is the top priority, can feel especially frustrating. The long list of changes happening to your body, from morning sickness to the growing weight of your baby, and the increased levels of stress can all make it difficult to get enough restorative sleep. We’ll help you find balance as you navigate internal changes so you can find that much-needed sleep.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Is Insomnia During Pregnancy?
Insomnia during pregnancy is very common. During the first trimester, changes in hormones, nausea, or vomiting are some of the main reasons sleep may remain elusive. Insomnia may lessen during the second trimester, only to return again in the third trimester. Issues such as back pain, the need to urinate frequently, breast tenderness, leg cramps, baby activity, heartburn, and/or stress can all disrupt sleep.
Is Insomnia Normal During Pregnancy?
Yes, experiencing pregnancy insomnia is very common, especially in the first and third trimesters.
Is Insomnia a Sign of Pregnancy?
Suddenly experiencing insomnia may be a sign of pregnancy. At this stage, hormone changes or morning sickness are likely the causes of sleep disturbances.
When Does Pregnancy Insomnia Start?
Insomnia during early pregnancy is common and can start at any point.
When Does Pregnancy Insomnia End?
Pregnancy insomnia may lessen during the second trimester but may return during the third when the physical presence of the growing baby causes discomfort.
Can Pregnancy Cause Insomnia?
Yes, the many changes experienced during pregnancy can cause insomnia. It can be hard to fall asleep or stay asleep due to a number of factors, including hormone changes, nausea, pain, discomfort, or stress.
What Causes Insomnia in Pregnancy?
Pregnancy insomnia during the first trimester is likely due to hormone changes, nausea, and vomiting. Physical issues play a bigger role in sleep disturbances in the third trimester. The increased size of the baby and the changes occurring during this late stage of pregnancy can cause back pain, breast tenderness, heartburn, vivid dreams, leg cramps, the need to frequently urinate, and stress – all of which can affect sleep.
What Can I Do for Insomnia During Pregnancy?
There are a number of natural remedies for insomnia! Acupuncture is an effective treatment for insomnia and can help with falling asleep and staying asleep.
Other ways to help insomnia:
- Create a sleep routine
- Hydrate but not too late into the evening
- Eat a healthy dinner slowly to reduce heartburn
- Create a dark, cool environment for sleep
- Find relaxing activities
- Use a meditation app or white noise machine to help fall asleep
Can Acupuncture Help With Sleep Problems While Your Pregnant?
Yes, acupuncture can help insomnia by balancing hormones and restoring harmony to the yin and yang within the body. This therapy addresses the root causes of pregnancy insomnia so you can fall asleep and stay asleep. Treatments also help reduce stress and anxiety.
What Herbs Are Safe for Insomnia While Pregnant?
We have several herbs that we use for pregnancy support and treating pregnancy insomnia. We will recommend herbs only after a consultation.
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