Why are pregnant women always sleepy?

@a2beads (100)
Philippines
April 25, 2010 8:27pm CST
I think most women who are pregnant would complain of always being sleepy? Is there an explanation for this? Are you or know of someone experiencing this? How do you cope and adjust specially if you have a full time work and you don't have the luxury of time to put on extra sleeping hours?
2 responses
• Indonesia
26 Apr 10
Well, been there, done that. My pregnancy "ended" at the end of last year, so the memory is still fresh in my mind . Blame it on the hormones and extra weight that you need to carry on your belly. Your body gains more than 10 kg in a short period of time, so, yes, you need extra energy even just to get up from the chair. Pregnant women need a lot of rest, being sleepy is the body's way to demand it. It's a hard work. a very hard one. I never experienced morning sickness but still... And yes, I work full time, and didn't have the luxury to take a good nap. So during lunch break, I laid down on a bed to rest for a while. It might not solve the problem, but yes, I felt better after it.
@sallyj (1228)
• United States
26 Apr 10
Yes, of course. That baby is relying on you for everything. Food, fluids, minerals, protein and it is hard for a woman to provide all that is needed for the baby and herself. Your sleep is disrupted because the baby is likely to sleep when you are busy and become active when you are ready to retire.