Chamomile Therapies - Clinical Aromatherapy Berkhamsted

Insomnia In Pregnancy

During pregnancy you may have difficulty in getting to sleep and staying asleep, even when you may be feeling extremely tired. Anxiety, excitement about your pregnancy and baby, fear about the labour and  your increasing size  may make it difficult to become comfortable at night.

How To Get A Good Night’s Sleep

Try taking a nap during the day which will help you to top up on the sleep which you may have lost during the night. If you have young children try putting your feet up when they are sleeping. If you are at work try to get away from your work space at lunchtime and go outside for some fresh air


Try to get some gentle exercise everyday such as walking or swimming. Establishing a bedtime routine which includes some relaxation such as reading, listening to music and a warm bath will help to relax your mind and will help with the production of the sleepy hormone melatonin.

Talk to your GP if you are experiencing pregnancy related symptoms which may be making it difficult to get to sleep such as back ache or sciatica, carpel tunnel syndrome, or sinus congestion

Keep your bedroom ventilated and not too warm

Clinical Aromatherapy And Insomnia

Insomnia in pregnancy may be treated with clinical aromatherapy massage, or by applying one drop of citrus Limon (lemon) or citrus Bergamia (bergamot) to a tissue  under a pillow case (do not apply directly to the pillow case in case of potential eye contact) or by relaxing in a bath to which has been added one drop of  Cananga odorata (ylang ylang), Cupressus sempervirens (cypress) is both calming and is a neurotonic. Fatigue may be relieved with Citrus limon (lemon) and citrus paradisi (grapefruit). Anthemis nobilis (roman chamomile) or Citrus aurantium var amara (neroli) may alternatively be place in a room spray or a few drops added to an oil boiler

Getting Some Me Time

Aromatherapy is a wonderful way to relax and unwind the mind and body during pregnancy whilst also benefiting from the therapeutic effects of the essential oils. Aromatherapy will also  help to promote a good nights sleep whilst  enabling  you to connect with your baby. At Chamomile Therapies strict safety guidelines are followed and a full consultation will take place thus allowing a bespoke blend to be created in relation to your physical and emotional needs

Chamomile Therapies - Clinical Aromatherapy Berkhamsted