It’s not always easy to nod off when you’re pregnant, but this exercise will make it much easier. It works by closing and opening your eyes as you breathe. It may seem counter-intuitive to open your eyes to aid sleep, but this is how many babies seem to send themselves to sleep.
Lie in a comfortable position. If you’re in the later part of the second trimester or in your third trimester, lie on your side with a pillow between your legs and one behind your lower back.
Relax your jaw so there’s space between your upper jaw and lower jaw. Slowly close your eyes as you breathe in slowly through your nose for a count of four. Breathe out through your mouth for a count of six as you slowly open your eyes so you have a soft gaze.
Continue until you fall asleep.