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5 Little Tricks To Improve Your Sleep When You’re Pregnant

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One of the many changes people who are pregnant experience is a move toward more turbulent sleep. It often happens later in pregnancy, but sleep can also take a hit earlier on. Shifting hormones can affect sleep patterns and can also lead to issues from heartburn to frequent urination that can keep pregnant people up in all three trimesters.

To a certain extent, there are limits as to what you can do about it. And yet, simple tweaks can make a huge difference in ensuring you get enough high-quality sleep. Here are five of them:

1. Try a maternity pillow

With all of the changes that happen in the body during pregnancy, maternity pillows can be a real sleep saver. They offer added support, most often to the stomach, hips, knees and back. And while they’re not medically necessary by any means, they can help you get comfortable at night.

It might take a bit of trial and error to find a pillow that provides the right kind of support for you and your sleep style. For example, there are different options for those who tend to sleep on their stomach versus those who sleep on their sides. (Some experts recommend that people avoid sleeping on their back to the extent it’s possible during pregnancy, though not everyone agrees that is........

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