Pregnancy Insomnia and Sleeplessness

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It’s completely normal for mums-to-be to experience a bit of sleeplessness during their pregnancy. However, for some, this can develop into pregnancy insomnia.

Insomnia is a condition where you have frequent difficulty getting to sleep, or experience trouble staying asleep long enough for a good night’s sleep.

It can have a severe impact on your day-to-day life, cause problems with your mood and damage relationships.

If you’re experiencing insomnia during the course of your pregnancy, it’s recommended you speak to a doctor.

Our GPs can talk through your symptoms and recommend effective treatments to help you get the rest you need for a happy, healthy pregnancy.

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Causes of insomnia in pregnancy

What Causes Insomnia During Pregnancy?

Mums-to-be have it hard. Their bodies are flooded with hormones and they’ll go through a range of physical changes to support their developing baby and prepare for childbirth.

These changes can have severe impact on your ability to sleep, with some common problems including:


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Treating Insomnia in Pregnancy

Fortunately, there’s a wide range of ways to treat insomnia during pregnancy that don’t involve medication.

Establishing a proper routine and good sleep hygiene are commonly recommended and there’s a variety of food and drinks that mums-to-be experiencing insomnia are advised to cut out.  

There’s also a range of home remedies that many expectant mums find to be effective in combatting sleeplessness, including dietary changes and relaxation techniques.  Sleeping aids for pregnancy and choosing the right sleeping position can also help you shake insomnia.

If you’re suffering from insomnia during your pregnancy, get expert advice and recommendations on the best types of treatment. Talk to one of our GPs online now:

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