Sleep In First Trimester

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dani - May 17

Hi, I'm 7 weeks 2 days and I haven't been sleeping that great. I fall into deep sleep for 2 hrs and then I wake up for an hour and then fall back asleep for the remainder of the night. I average about 6-7 hrs of sleep. Is this bad for the unborn baby? I know in your 3rd trimester lots of women suffer from insomnia, but curious to know what it's like in your 1st trimester? Any advice would help, please


Hope this helps!!! - May 17

Lee was able to study a group of women before they were pregnant, during their pregnancy and for three months postpartum. During their first trimester, she found an increase in total sleep time but poorer quality sleep due to awakening during the night. She also found a decrease in deep sleep from pre-pregnancy to the first trimester. "The women didn't say, 'I had 10% less delta sleep last night,' but they did complain of feeling fatigued, drowsy, and even depressed. They experienced the sleep loss in a variety of ways," Lee says


Lily - May 19

Hi Dani. I slept a lot during my first trimester. 6 to 7 Hours sleep is pretty good, don't push it though. I would usually use a flashlight and read if I awoke and couldn't get back to sleep. I also started using Lavender linen spray to help me relax a little better. Just listen to your body and take naps if you feel the need to. If you're concerned about the quality or amount...I suggest talking with your Dr. Good Luck and Sweet Dreams!


Lisa - May 19

I have had major problems sleepings since I have been pregnant. I usually fall asleep at 10 and then wake up at 2 and can't fall back asleep for two more hours.


Heidi - May 19

During my first trimester I had a horrible sleep pattern. I was never a morning person but I'd wake up at like 2 am and just lay there. It sucked. Then I was always so tired at work no matter how much sleep I got the night before. My first trimester I basically slept, ate, and felt like c___p. Don't worry though. I'm in my 2nd trimester and have no trouble sleeping and I don't feel tired at night anymore. Before I was in bed by 7 pm some nights!


dani - May 19

Thanks ladies this really helps!! I appreciate the support you've given me. Just wanted to make sure I wasn't the only one out there not getting any sleep. It seems like a lot of women in their first trimester are sleeping so much.



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