Sleep is the time when your body resets and repairs itself.
It’s how your blood vessels restore themselves, which is especially important now that they’re under increased pressure from the extra blood flow required to support your baby. If you’re having trouble sleeping during your pregnancy, you’re not alone. According to the Sleep Foundation, up to 50% of pregnant women suffer from insomnia. They attribute this to fluctuating hormone levels, nausea, and general discomfort. If you’re having trouble sleeping, check out this article from John Hopkins for better sleep habits.