There seems to be some unwritten rule that, as soon as you tell folks you're expecting, the proper response is for people to tell you how you'll never sleep again. Sure, even a total parenting newbie knows that babies aren't really known for their chill bedtime routine, but you might be surprised to know that plenty of women can experience difficulty sleeping long before their little one arrives. If you've found yourself counting sheep (unsuccessfully), then it's a good idea to learn about some of the things a pregnant woman should never do to cure insomnia — no matter how intense the exhaustion is.
To be clear, the physical, emotional, and mental toll a consistent lack of sleep can have on you — pregnant or otherwise — is no joke. In fact, I remember being pregnant, crying deliriously after my fourth night in a row of insomnia, because I simply couldn't function on less than three total hours of sleep a night. If your rest and wake cycle feels seriously out of sync, then you should definitely not hesitate to reach out to your physician for answers and solutions that best fit your specific needs. But if you're more or less just frustrated by this latest (and not greatest) pregnancy symptom, then you should check out these things a pregnant woman should never do to cure insomnia to make sure you don't commit one of these sleep sins.