Pregnancy often brings on all sorts of sleep disturbances, including nausea, heartburn, leg cramps, and snoring. And bad sleeping position /habits from before you were pregnant may make these problems worse.
The sleeping position which one is generally use to might result to complications during pregnancy which poses the baby and the mother’s life at risk.
The best sleeping position during pregnancy is “SOS” (sleep on side). Even better is to sleep on your left side. Sleeping on your left side will increase the amount of blood and nutrients that reach the placenta and your baby.Keep your legs and knees bent, and put a pillow between your legs.
Sleeping on one side with your knees bent is likely to be the most comfortable position. You can use pillows under your belly, between your legs, and behind your back if you like. Lying on your back in a half-sitting position, propped up against some pillows, is also fine and can be helpful if you suffer from heartburn.
PROP WITH A PILLOW
If you find that you are having problems with back pain, use the “SOS” position, and try placing a pillow under your abdomen as well.
If you are experiencing heartburn during the night, you may want to try propping your upper body with pillows.Get a firm pillow, and use it to prop your head and upper body up a few inches. This position allows gravity to put less pressure on your diaphragm and help you breathe easier. Strategically placed pillows help support the stomach and can help you get to sleep.
Tender breasts and a growing belly soon make sleeping on your stomach impossible. And as your pregnancy progresses, you’ll need to avoid lying flat on your back as well. In that position, the weight of your uterus presses on your spine, back muscles, and major blood vessels, which can decrease blood flow around your body and to your baby.
Turn Down The Temp
Your body heat increases during pregnancy. You might be feeling hot all the time, and if your room is too stuffy, you might have trouble sleeping. So experiment with the thermostat to find a temperature that’s most comfy for you — maybe a few degrees lower than you normally set it to. For most people, setting the thermostat to the low 60s [degrees Fahrenheit] is an ideal sleeping temperature.
Unplug Well Before Bedtime
A few minutes before you go to sleep, stay away from any external stimulation — that means books, smartphones, newspapers, television or any potential source of noise or light. Also, you should stay away from doing any strenuous activities like late-night workouts or deep-cleaning the house—they’ll keep you wired.