It is mostly after the third trimester, that most women start experiencing sleep disorders. To make things easier, we recommend certain sleeping positions that will help you wave goodbye to insomnia.
SOS (Sleep on Side)
• It is a good idea to start training yourself early in pregnancy, to sleep on the side.
• It is even better to sleep on your left side as it will increase the amount of blood and nutrients that reach the placenta and your baby.
• Keep your legs and knees bent and place a pillow between your legs.
• Try placing a pillow under your abdomen to avoid back aches.
• In late pregnancy you may experience shortness of breath. Try lying on your side supporting your body with a lot of pillows.
Experimenting with the pillows to find the most comfortable position is the key. They provide ample support and help avoiding discomfort.
Sleeping positions to avoid
• Sleeping on your back is a big no-no. It can cause problems with breathing, digestive issues, low blood pressure and back pain. In this position, the entire weight of your baby rests on your intestines and major blood vessels. It can also cause snoring.
• Sleeping on your stomach becomes even more difficult when you’re you enter the later weeks of your pregnancy.
Tips for sleeping success
• Cut out caffeinated drinks.
• Avoid eating or drinking anything for two hours before going to bed.
• Get into a routine of fixed time for going to bed and waking up.
• Do exercises that help in relaxing before going to bed.
Follow these basic tips and practice the above mentioned sleeping position and you’ll find yourself sleeping much better and quicker.