Trouble sleeping during pregnancy is a very common pregnancy symptom that affects around 80% of all pregnant women. It is particularly noted during the first and third trimesters of pregnancy. It seems that most pregnancy symptoms aren’t as pronounced during the second trimester, I guess you could say trimester 2 is the calm in the middle of the storm.
The main reason you experience more sleep disturbances during the first and third trimesters than during the second trimester is that your other pregnancy symptoms usually inhibit your ability to fall asleep and stay asleep.
Among the other pregnancy symptoms which make sleeping difficult are:
- Your bump. In the third trimester your bumpo can make finding a comfortable sleeping position impossible.
- Nausea, especially during the first trimester when you are experiencing morning sickness.
- Constant need to pee.
- Leg cramps.
- Anxiety, which can worsen if you begin to worry about your lack of sleep.