Why do you want to sleep during pregnancy?
As soon as the first anxiety about the onset of pregnancy subsides, the expectant mother often faces an ever-increasing desire to sleep. Sleep, sleep and sleep … It is about this dream of many women in the first trimester.
Why do I always want to sleep during pregnancy? Let’s try to figure this out.
The causes of drowsiness are rather prosaic:
- Saving energy resources. If you look at the first trimester in terms of physiology, it turns out that this is the most dangerous period for the fetus. Up to 12 weeks before it is the most important task – from the egg to become a fetus and securely gain a foothold in the uterus through the umbilical cord. Naturally, this process requires a lot of energy costs, the source of which is the future mother. Therefore, the body itself tells the best way to save and complete gestation – a kind of hibernation. The maternal organism starts to direct all its efforts to support the growing baby, so it saves energy to the maximum, while choosing an excellent way of replenishing it – a prolonged sleep;
- Changes in the hormonal background. I want to sleep during pregnancy and as a result of hormonal rearrangement. This process is inevitable, because if the restructuring of the hormonal background is completed successfully, this will mean a full-fledged carrying of the baby;
- Sleep disorders due to frequent urge to urinate, toxicosis, increased excitability, aches in the legs and other, not very pleasant companions of pregnancy. Naturally, lack of night sleep inevitably affect the occurrence of a desire to sleep in the day or to lie down early in the evening.