(HealthDay News) -- While you may sleep soundly during the first trimester of pregnancy, sleep may be more challenging during the later months.
The American Academy of Family Physicians mentions these reasons why:
- Needing to urinate more frequently because of increased blood volume and harder-working kidneys.
- Having an increased heart rate because it is working harder to pump more blood to your body, making it tougher to sleep.
- Feeling short of breath.
- Having leg cramps and backaches.
- Having heartburn and constipation.
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