2. Cancel the sleep debt
Most women sleep only 6 1/2 hours a night, so they head into pregnancy with a sleep debt. Fortunately, it’s possible to repay that debt and bring your body back into balance before pregnancy makes sleeping harder. To avoid napping, try going to bed an hour earlier than usual on a regular basis. If 11 p.m. is your usual time, head into the bedroom at 10. So maybe you’ll miss your favorite TV show or that report you were working on just won’t get done. A University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) study that found that a woman who sleeps less than six hours a night quadruples her risk of a C-section and can add up to 10 hours to her labor. That’s a great incentive to end the day early.