You knew sleepless nights were part of the deal, but you didn’t expect them to begin before your baby was born. What with that boulder formerly known as your stomach, the nocturnal kicking, and bathroom runs, it’s a miracle expectant women catch any shut-eye. Fluctuating hormones can also interfere with your natural snooze rhythm. “They’re the reason women in general have a harder time sleeping than men do,” says Carol Ash, M.D., an internist in Jamesburg, New Jersey. Fortunately, you don’t have to slog through your final months of pregnancy in exhaustion—all the help you need is right here.
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