During pregnancy many of the ladies out there find themselves struggling in the bed most of the times trying to get comfy before falling asleep. Unfortunately, your regular sleeping position may not work any longer for you during your pregnancy time. As per research, it has been revealed that there many reasons behind this new discomfort but there are indeed some sleeping positions that you must try as they can be helpful for you to get much-desired rest.
Let’s have a look:
Why I feel so uncomfortable in my normal sleeping position?
When you are pregnant your body undergoes numerous changes. These changes are likely to mess up with your usual peaceful nap. Some of the reasons behind discomfort caused during sleeping are:
Increase in size of the abdomen
Shortness of breath
What are the best recommended sleep positions for the pregnant ladies by doctors?
SOS (Sleep on side)
The best sleeping position ever recommended by the doctor is SOS (sleep on side). It would be even more comfortable provided you try to sleep on your left side. Sleeping on your left side probably will increase the flow of blood and other nutrients that reach the placenta and your baby.
In this position, try to bend your legs and knees, and keep a pillow between your legs. Some key pointer so bear in mind are:
If you are facing the problem of back pain, then try to use SOS position and place the pillow one under your abdomen and other between legs.
If you are experiencing indigestion issues during the night time, you must try to prop up your upper body by keeping a pillow.
During late pregnancy days chance are you may experience shortness of breath. In such scenario, try to lie on your side or use pillow or support.
The abovementioned suggestion may sound somewhat completely awkward, specifically if you are habitual of sleep on your back or stomach. But do try them out once. You will definitely figure out that these positions are working for you.
Word of caution: Always remember that it won’t be possible for you to stick to one position all night, so rotation of position after a while is pretty fine.
What sleeping positions you must avoid?
Sleeping on you back:
Sleeping in this position can lead to problems like backaches, breathing issues, indigestion, haemorrhoids, low blood pressure, and even drop the circulation of blood to your heart and foetus. You must be thinking why? Well, it is because of the reason that your abdomen will exert more pressure on your intestine and major blood vessels (the aorta and vena cava).
Sleeping on your stomach:
With passing days during your pregnancy time, your abdomen goes through various physical changes and makes it more challenging for you to lay down with comfort on your stomach.
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