How Many Hours Of Sleep Are Necessary For A Pregnant Woman To Feel Rested?

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I am currently 6 months pregnant. I am having a hard time getting out of bed in the morning because I just feel exhausted. It doesn’t seem to matter how well I sleep at night, I still feel tired in the morning. So, what I’d like to know is, how many hours of sleep are necessary to help me feel energized and refreshed in the morning?

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16 Responses to “How Many Hours Of Sleep Are Necessary For A Pregnant Woman To Feel Rested?”

  1. deb says:

    Girlfriend….as many as it takes for you to function. At this special time in your life, this is about you and your baby. Savor it and sleep……

  2. Savannah's Mommy! says:

    it depends on the woman…i am currently 8 months pregnant and i never feel rested i always end up taking a nap at some point in the day…just enjoy it while you can because when the baby comes you will feel exhausted, but for good reason…lol…good luck with your pregnancy!!!

  3. Honey, there aren’t enough hours in the day!
    Honestly, they say that this unfortunate side effect of pregnancy readies you for all the sleepless nights to come once baby arrives. And they’re right–at best, you can catch some naps here and there, but it will only get worse as your body becomes more full of baby. Ask your doc if maybe a half glass of wine is ok…or try warm milk, lavender linen spray, etc…..
    I’m afraid you’ll just have to get used to it. My boys are 4 and 6, nad my sleep still totally revolves aroung them.

  4. 24 hours! Just kidding. I am 7 months pregnant and I know exactly how you feel. I am so tired all of the time and it never seems to matter how much sleep I get. Normally, when I get to have a nap, I feel quite wonderful though! Maybe you should sleep your normal hours and then try to get a nap during the day.

  5. momof3bo says:

    It varies. Some woman feel refreshed all the time no matter the sleep and some could sleep the day away and still be tired. With my first pregnancy i was barely ever awake. I just couldn’t keep my eyes open. I would sleep 14 hrs and still it wasn’t enough. With my second I was lucky to sleep 4 hrs a night, i just couldn’t sleep.

  6. puppy says:

    well i’d day 6 hours or more is good. and you can always have a snooze later on if you feel sleepy

  7. Stephanie B says:

    24! Seriously though, I am pregnant with twins and I have been tired since conception! Today I actually had to take a break after making coffee so I could gather energy to brush my teeth!
    With my first pregnancy I had a singleton though, and after the first trimester I felt pretty good and had lots of energy…
    My guess is that every pregnancy and every woman is going to feel different and have different sleep needs. Good luck in your pregnancy!

  8. tammer says:

    hahaha 35……………….. You will never truly feel rested. lol Try an afternoon nap if possible. But everyone is different.

  9. Does your doctor know how you are feeling? You should have higher energy levels in your second trimester. You might just need to drink more water and stay hydrated. I was told that even when pregnant, you need only 7-9 hours sleep.
    Good Luck and congratulations!

  10. 04/12/2008 :) says:

    IM going to assume 6-8 is normal. I can sleep 15 and still be tired. and I do it all the time.. lol My husband thinks im nuts! LOL

  11. alishatr says:

    i am 6 months also and sometimes i just dont feel rested no matter how much sleep i get! its a pregnancy thing your gonna be getting more fatigued again like it was in the first trimester!

  12. Mary R says:

    I can’t remember with my 1st pregnancy, but this pregnancy I’m only 20 weeks now and I can pretty much take a nap anytime. How many hours are you getting now? I work full time and about once or twice a day I dream of just laying down somewhere and dozing off….
    But they do say to sneak in a nap when you are tried through the day ~ that is if you are able to!

  13. x..Cassi says:

    no amount of sleep is perfect .. i only get up in the mornings when im ready other wise i do feel drained… i let myself sleep for about 12hours ..
    i do have trouble getting to sleep of a night tho but i have gotten myself in a reuteen that i must be asleep by 10pm hehe.
    my baby kicks a lot when i lay down tho so that doesnt help hehe
    look id say just sleep as much as u need to, because after all.. us woman arent going to get much sleep after our bundle of joys have been delievered.

  14. TrinityGurl says:

    I’m in my first trimester and I can’t even get through my work day without taking a nap. I find if I get about 11-12 hours of sleep I’m refreshed, but anything else doesn’t do it. But even if I can’t get that much sleep I’ll take a nap at work on my lunch break and that seems to help a little.

  15. mrs Toyin Kelvin says:

    Am in my 1st trimester I feel really awful am always tired no amount of sleep I get is enof 2 make me feel rested

  16. Jenne says:

    I had this issue during my first trimester even though i was getting 10 hours of sleep plus a 2 hour nap during the day, when i asked my doctor about it she ran some blood work to make sure everything healh wise was ok and found out i had super low iron levels which can cause major tiredness, she has me taken iron supplements everyday and anout a week after starting them i found a huge difference in tiredness!! E

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