Easy routines to sleep well during pregnancy

Women may suffer insomnia at times that may affect their sleeping schedule. (Shutterstock)
Updated 14 October 2019

Easy routines to sleep well during pregnancy

During pregnancy, women may suffer insomnia at times that may affect their sleeping schedule. Here are some steps you can take to help you sleep more comfortably.

  • A light dinner: If you want to sleep through the night during pregnancy, try not to eat fried or fatty foods or sour fruit, as these could cause gastroesophageal reflux that would be uncomfortable and keep you from sleeping well.
  • Don’t forget to eat three hours before bedtime; this will prevent hunger from waking you up, causing you nausea during the night.
  • Preparing the room: Before you decide to go to bed, tidy up your room. This will help you relax and feel comfortable.


  • Air out the room: Before bedtime, remember to air out your room to get rid of humidity and bothersome smells and let in fresh air. In the summer and winter, it’s best to have a temperature of 19°C.
  • Calm: You need to feel calm to be able to sleep, so turn off your phone, TV, and all other devices 30 minutes before bedtime. This helps you relax.
  • Bathing: You can also enjoy bathing with lukewarm water and then massage some anti-stretch marks cream into your skin. This will help your brain prepare for sleep.


  • Warm beverages: We recommend adding an herbal drink or warm milk to your bedtime routine. Just don’t drink too much, or you’ll have to get up to go to the bathroom during the night.
  • Cushion: To relax, try scenting it with lavender or your favorite perfume.
  • Clothing: To help you sleep during pregnancy, your pajamas should be comfortable, fit well, and be made of materials that do not make you feel hot or uncomfortable.

This article was first published on babyarabia.com.  

DJ Khaled reveals Arabic name of second child during Grammys acceptance speech

DJ Khaled revealed the name of his second child at the 2020 Grammys. (File/AFP)
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DJ Khaled reveals Arabic name of second child during Grammys acceptance speech

DUBAI: US-Palestinian producer DJ Khaled has announced the name of his second child, a boy, at the 2020 Grammy Awards on Sunday.

Taking to the stage at Los Angeles’ Staples Center to accept his first-ever Grammy, for Best Rap/Sung Performance, the artist revealed that he and his wife Nicole Tuck, have decided to name their newborn Alam.

“First of all, God is the greatest, thank you God,” began the 44-year-old, who accepted the accolade for “Higher” alongside John Legend. “This is for Nipsey Hussle. This is for hip hop,” he added, shouting out the late Los Angeles rapper who was also featured on the track.

“I want to thank my beautiful queen Nicole. I just had a new baby boy a week ago,” he continued, going on to share his second child’s name and explaining, “It means ‘the world’ in Arabic.”

“And I also want to big up my other son, Asahd,” Khaled added of his first child, who recently turned three-years-old. “I love you so much. Daddy will be home soon.”

The Miami-based producer took to Instagram in the early hours of last week to announce the happy news that he is the proud father of a new baby boy.  

Posting a picture of himself with the family’s doctor, Dr Jin, after the birth, the “Wild Thoughts” hitmaker said: ‘THANK YOU ALLAH! THANK YOU MY QUEEN NICOLE! BLESS UP DR JIN ! ANOTHER ONE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (sic).”

The chart-topping producer announced that he was going to become a father for the second time in 2019 with a picture of Tuck having an ultrasound scan.