Emotional ups and downs
Hormones, lack of sleep, the reality of pregnancy—all of these can contribute to a roller coaster of emotions. You could feel quiet and withdrawn, elated, worried, angry, tearful or happy-go-lucky—and it's all perfectly fine. Of course, it's better to stay on an even keel as much as you can (your loved ones will thank you), so try to get as much rest and exercise as you can. Finding sympathetic friends also helps—preferably those who are pregnant, online or off. The changes your body is undergoing can produce a wide variety of first trimester symptoms and an equally wide range of feelings to go along with them. Try not to worry too much, and ask your doctor if you have any questions about what you're experiencing.
Genetically predisposed individuals are susceptible to precipitating factors, contributing to the development of parasomnias. Precipitating factors include insufficient sleep and disorders causing partial awakenings from sleep. OSA is a common trigger for parasomnias, and a review of studies showed that more than one-half of children referred for sleep terrors or sleepwalking also had OSA. 21 Other triggers may include periodic limb movement disorder, gastroesophageal reflux disease, forced awakenings, and certain medications. 12 , 21