The quality and quantity of sleep changes throughout pregnancy. According to a National Sleep Foundation’s Women and Sleep Survey, 78% of pregnant women suffer with sleep disturbance. In most women the disturbance is thought to be caused by hormonal, physiologic, metabolic, psychological and posture related changes. But 15% of women the sleep disturbance is due to Restless Legs Syndrome
Here are 6 hormones important to sleep & pregnancy that change during each trimester of pregnancy.
1. Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG)