The Vital Role of Sleep: A Crucial Element in Easing Morning Sickness and Hyperemesis Gravidarum with go-to maternity sleepwear experts, Dear Mumma

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Embarking on the beautiful journey of pregnancy is often accompanied by the less enchanting companion—morning sickness. For many women, especially those grappling with the severe form known as Hyperemesis Gravidarum (HG), the quest for relief is so important. In this article we’ll address the crucial element of sleep, alongside maternity sleepwear experts, Dear Mumma, and why it is so important to help manage these challenging symptoms.

As always, consult with your healthcare provider before introducing any new remedies, especially if you have specific health concerns or conditions. 

The Link Between Sleep and Nausea: A Scientific Perspective
Scientific studies have highlighted the intricate connection between sleep and nausea during pregnancy. In a study published in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, researchers found that inadequate sleep is associated with increased nausea and vomiting in pregnant women[1]. This emphasises the significance of prioritising sufficient and quality sleep to mitigate morning sickness symptoms.

Statistics Highlighting the Impact
Statistics further underscore the impact of sleep on pregnancy discomfort. According to a survey conducted by the American Pregnancy Association, 77% of pregnant women reported experiencing nausea and vomiting, with 70% identifying sleep disturbance as a contributing factor[2]. Additionally, a study published in the Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology revealed that women with HG often face disrupted sleep patterns, contributing to the severity of symptoms[3].

Sleep Deprivation and Hormonal Imbalance
Sleep deprivation can disrupt hormonal balance, exacerbating nausea and vomiting. Hormones such as cortisol, often elevated in response to inadequate sleep, can influence the severity of pregnancy-related symptoms[4]. Maintaining healthy sleep patterns helps in regulating hormones, potentially providing relief to pregnant women dealing with morning sickness.

Prioritising Sleep in HG Management
For women experiencing HG, incorporating strategies to prioritise sleep becomes imperative. Creating a conducive sleep environment, practicing relaxation techniques before bedtime, ensuring you are comfortable with sleepwear such as Dear Mumma and establishing a consistent sleep schedule are essential steps. Research published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine emphasises the positive impact of such sleep hygiene practices on reducing pregnancy-related symptoms[5].

About Dear Mumma
At Dear Mumma we want you to feel like yourself during your amazing life transition to motherhood. We believe function and comfort are key. We deliver pieces that are elevated and longlasting to support your journey of motherhood.

Maternity pyjama sleepwear women breastfeeding friendly

Dear Mumma Pyjama Features:

  • Pyjamas are made from natural fabrics like linen and cotton with antibacterial and breathable properties, to keep your temperature regulated. If you suffer from night sweats, these natural fabrics can help to keep you cool and reduce perspiration.
  • The loose fit design ensures a comfortable fit for sleeping.
  • The stretch panels ensure the pieces grow with you through your pregnancy for overall comfort. The Satin range is perfect for winter being a polyester spandex blend. The Polyester creates a soft feel and warmth on the body and the spandex gives a light stretch and give. 
  • Dear Mumma pieces have been designed with pregnancy and postpartum at the forefront of the design process. Each piece has features to suit this high life transition.

As with any aspect of pregnancy, it's crucial to consult healthcare providers for personalised advice. They can provide tailored recommendations and address specific concerns related to sleep and morning sickness. A collaborative approach between expectant mothers and healthcare professionals can significantly improve the overall well-being of both Mum and baby.


  1. Gadsby, R., Barnie-Adshead, A. M., & Jagger, C. (2003). A prospective study of nausea and vomiting during pregnancy. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology, 182(3), 492–498.
  2. American Pregnancy Association. (2021). Morning Sickness Statistics.
  3. Lacasse, A., & Rey, E. (2009). Epidemiology of nausea and vomiting of pregnancy: Prevalence, severity, determinants, and the importance of race/ethnicity. Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics & Gynecology, 30(2), 67–73.
  4. Balserak, B. I. (2018). Sleep disturbances in pregnancy. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic & Neonatal Nursing, 47(5), 722–733.
  5. Lee, K. A., Gay, C. L., & Lee, S.-Y. (2014). Sleep in late pregnancy predicts length of labor and type of delivery. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, 10(05), 545–551.
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