How to sleep during pregnancy?


Even though it is a little uncomfortable to sleep, at the end of pregnancy it is good to know how you can get best out of it. You are going to forget all your pain, discomfort and stress by seeing your little one’s face. hence, it is important to know how to sleep during pregnancy.

But the journey should be pleasant, right!!. You are excited and joyful, but at the end of the day, your body tells you how exhausted you are. You might get backache and soreness due to wrong positions during your sleep.

During 1st trimester, you might not feel any difference. But after that during the 2nd and 3rd trimester as your little one grow inside and your belly gets a little bigger, you might not feel comfortable in a certain position and your doctor will also tell you to take some precautions.

Reason for your discomfort

  • Increased size of your abdomen
  • Backache
  • Heartburn
  • Shortness of breath
  • Insomnia 

What position you should sleep in?

  • Sleep on your side, either the left side or right side. But the left side is good for your baby’s placental blood and nutrient supply.
  • If you experience backache, try to sleep on your side, try placing a pillow under your abdomen as well.
  • If you experience heartburn, you should try some extra pillow under your head and level up your upper body.

Pregnancy pillow available online

These positions may not sound comfortable for you initially as you used to sleep on your back and stomach, but believe me, it will work for you eventually and make your life easy. 

How to get comfortable sleep?

Sleep on your comfortable side, keep your leg and knee bent and put a pillow between your leg.

Positions you should avoid during sleep

Avoid sleeping on your back

             Doctor recommend pregnant women to avoid sleep on their back during second and third trimester, because entire weight of growing uterus and fetus rest on your spine, intestine, aorta and vena cava (the main vein that carries blood supply to your lower limb). This position cause backache, indigestion, breathing, hemorrhoid, and decrease blood circulation to your heart and your baby.

Avoid sleeping on your belly

             Sleeping on your belly during the 1st and 2nd trimester will be difficult because your abdomen undergoes physical changes.

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