The importance of rest during pregnancy is essential both for the health of the baby and mother. A research on sleep disorders in the MOM, published in the journal Sleep ensures that little sleep increases the risk of hypertension in pregnant women.
Pregnant women who sleep six hours or less every night they would be more likely to suffer high blood pressure during the third trimester of pregnancy, while the risk is multiplied by 10 women who sleep five hours or less.
Hypertension in pregnancy, called pre-eclampsia, is a complication characterized by an increase in blood pressure during pregnancy than not treated on time can have serious consequences for the mother and affect the baby’s development.
Although more studies supporting it are needed, this suggests a strong relationship between the acute and severe sleep deprivation and hypertension in pregnancy, with or without preeclampsia.
Moreover, they also found an increased risk of hypertension in pregnant women who slept much, ten hours or more. However they believe that here come into play other triggers such as depression or sleep apnea.
More than ever, in pregnancy, the rest is health. Try to sleep the recommended eight daily hours, for your health and that of your baby. If you are rested the blood flow will be the optimum to get the oxygen and nutrients it needs to develop properly.
Keep in mind these simple tricks to get a good sleep in pregnancy: establish a schedule, follow a routine of relaxation when going to bed, creating a comfortable environment, avoid distractions such as television or the computer, dinner at least two or three hours before bedtime, exercising during the day and keep at Bay the caffeine, alcohol and tobacco.
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