Yesterday we discussed the importance of addressing sleep disorders in a natural way during pregnancy; today we are covering the unique dangers of sleep deprivation for expectant mothers. For instance, sleep deprivation can lead to a more extended labor, a greater likelihood of requiring a C-section, and an increased risk that your child will later suffer from sleep disorders themselves.
It is quite a predicament – at the time when getting proper rest is most important, most women have difficulty falling asleep and suffer from new sleep problems like leg cramps, disturbing dreams (pregnancy hormones can wreak havoc on your subconscious) and even finding a relatively comfortable position. Furthermore, prescription sleep drugs and even OTC sleep aids are unavailable as treatment options (however, Speed Sleep is still perfectly safe!).