During pregnancy, a woman's body begins to release the hormone progesterone to regulate the reproductive cycle in the body. This hormone is the reason that makes pregnant women feel more tired and sleepy.
However, during pregnancy, there are two golden periods of sleep that pregnant women should pay special attention to. Sleeping at these times will help moms to be less tired but also support the comprehensive development of the unborn baby.
Nap: 11 am - 1 pm
This is the best nap time for pregnant women. Scientists have proven that just 5 minutes of sleep during this golden hour is equivalent to 6 hours of other hours!
No matter how busy mom is, pregnant women should take a nap for 15-30 minutes during this time to circulate blood circulation, help the body stay healthy, provide blood and nutrients for the fetus.
Conversely, if insomnia within this time frame, pregnant women will be tired, stressed throughout the day and no matter how much sleep you are unable to make up for.
Evening: 11 pm to 6 am
This is considered a golden time frame for health. At this time, the three main meridians of the body are very active, opening hundreds of other meridians.
If pregnant women have a habit of sleeping at this hour, then all hundred circuits are nourished. Mother has kept the beauty, stimulating the fetal cells to develop well for the child to gain weight and grow taller.
Staying up late is really harmful for the mother and unborn baby. If the mother stays up late, the biological clock in her body is altered, disturbed, and can cause hormonal disorders, affecting the body's metabolism. The pregnant woman is tired and does not get enough rest, so that the health of the pregnant woman is reduced, the temper is easily irritable.
The fact that the pregnant mother goes to bed after 11 pm not only affects her health but also harms the baby. Due to not absorbing enough nutrients while still in the fetus, the baby is born underweight, growth retardation, physical development, movement.
During pregnancy, if pregnant women usually go to bed after 11 pm, babies are often irritable and easily cry. Babies sleep easily during the day but fuss at night.
Therefore, if you want a good, healthy child, a leisurely mother, it's best for pregnant women to go to bed early.