Simply establishing a relaxing bedtime routine helps to signal to the body that it's time to go asleep. Take a warm bath, drink a cup of decaffeinated tea, or read a book before bed time. A comfortable mattress and plenty of big soft pillows can make all the difference in the world. Place a large pillow behind your back when sitting up, or while lying on your side bend your knees and prop a soft body pillow between your thighs, to release the preasure off of your back, and get a quality nights' rest. A mattress that supports your body and pillows that provide adequate support to the head, neck, and shoulders is a must. It's necessary to avoid exercising too close to bedtime because it will be difficult for you to fall asleep. Staying active is also benefitial for you and your baby. Regular exercise like yoga, meditation and low impact aerobics during the day can help improve your physical health and quality of sleep at night. Practicing relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, or yoga can help calm the mind and body, making it easier to fall asleep. In addition to calming the mind and body, there are many other benefits to practicing relaxation techniques. By calming the mind and body, you can reduce the amount of stress hormones in your body and feel more at ease throughout the day. Studies have shown that practicing relaxation techniques helps to lower blood pressure levels and improves the quality of your sleep. By reducing stress and calming the mind, you may find it easier to fall asleep and stay asleep during the night.
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