Easy routines to sleep well during pregnancy

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Updated 11 September 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.




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  • 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.




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  • 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 pubblished on babyarabia.com.  


What We Are Reading Today: Floating Coast  by Bathsheba Demuth

Updated 16 September 2019

What We Are Reading Today: Floating Coast  by Bathsheba Demuth

Whales and walruses, caribou and fox, gold and oil: Through the stories of these animals and resources, Bathsheba Demuth reveals how people have turned ecological wealth in a remote region into economic growth and state power for more than 150 years.

The first-ever comprehensive history of Beringia, the Arctic land and waters stretching from Russia to Canada, Floating Coast breaks away from familiar narratives to provide a fresh and fascinating perspective on an overlooked landscape, according to a review published on goodreads.com.

The unforgiving territory along the Bering Strait had long been home to humans — the Inupiat and Yupik in Alaska, and the Yupik and Chukchi in Russia — before Americans and Europeans arrived with revolutionary ideas for progress. 

Rapidly, these frigid lands and waters became the site of an ongoing experiment: How, under conditions of extreme scarcity, would the great modern ideologies of capitalism and communism control and manage the resources they craved?