The body goes throughout a lot of changes during pregnancy. These changes make a woman faces discomfort while walking, standing, sitting and even while sleeping. When a woman entered in the 3rd month of pregnancy, she starts facing difficulties during usual sleeping position. This is obviously because of the increased belly, the discomfort in the legs, back pain etc.
If your sleep is disturbed during your pregnancy then this article can help you. In this article, we are giving out 7 important things about sleeping during pregnancy.
Create a comfortable and relaxed sleep environment.
It is so much easier to fall asleep in a cool atmosphere than a well-heated room. Try to attain a temperature in your bedroom between 60º and 67ºF (15.6–19.4ºC).
Avoid sleeping on the back.
Experts recommend pregnant women avoid sleeping on their backs during the second and third trimesters. Why? The back sleep position rests the entire weight of the growing uterus and baby on your back, your intestines and your vena cava, the main vein that carries blood back to the heart from your lower body. This pressure can aggravate backaches and hemorrhoids and make digestion less efficient, interfere with circulation, and possibly cause hypotension (low blood pressure), which can make you dizzy
Avoid Sleeping on the stomach.
If you’re preferred position is tummy-down, that’s completely fine — until your tummy is the size of a watermelon, at which point you will have to switch positions (for what will become very obvious reasons).
Prefer sleeping on your side.
During the second and third trimesters, sleeping on either side — if possible the left — is ideal for you and your baby-to-be. This position permits the maximum blood flow and nutrients to the placenta (a smaller amount of pressure on the vena cava) and improves kidney function, which means better removal of waste products and less swelling in your feet, ankles, and hands.
Use pregnancy pillow.
Try crossing one leg over the other and putting one pillow between them and another pillow behind your back — or any other combination that helps you sleep.
Changes in the sleeping position trimester-wise.
For perfect sleep at night, forget worries.