Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Rest Well -

Build a nest

Cre­ate a com­fort­able bed­time en­vi­ron­ment, us­ing pil­lows for sup­port as your bump grows. If your part­ner’s sleep pat­terns dis­turb you, con­sider sleep­ing in sep­a­rate beds for a while.

Have screen-free time

Ban­ish tech­nol­ogy from your bed­room and avoid too much stim­u­la­tion be­fore you go to bed. Let your mind un­wind nat­u­rally.

Write down your wor­ries

Set aside a few min­utes be­fore you go to bed to jot down the things you need to do the next day, then for­get about them un­til the morn­ing.

Take time out

If you wake up in a panic, get up for a few min­utes be­fore at­tempt­ing to go back to sleep; ly­ing awake in the dark will make things seem worse. By the time you’ve vis­ited the bath­room, chances are you’ll have for­got­ten 90 per cent of your trou­bling dream.

Keep a dream diary

In­ter­pret­ing dreams can help you un­der­stand what your sub­con­cious is mulling over. Jot them down within a few min­utes of wak­ing, then google the el­e­ments to fig­ure out what they mean.

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