During their pregnancy, a lot of women out there find themselves struggling in the bed most of the time, trying to get comfortable before they fall asleep. Unfortunately, the regular sleeping position you prefer, may not work any longer for you during the pregnancy.
According to one research, it has been revealed that there are a lot of reasons behind the new discomfort, but there are indeed some sleeping positions which you must try, because they can be very helpful for you to get the much – desired rest. So, let’s have a look on them:
– Why I feel so uncomfortable in my normal sleeping position?
When a woman is pregnant, her body undergoes a lot of changes. These changes are likely to mess up with her usual peaceful nap. Some of the things which cause discomfort during the sleep are: increase in size of the abdomen, back pain, indigestion, shortness of breath, sleeplessness.
– Which are the best recommended sleep positions for the pregnant ladies by doctors?
The best sleeping position which has ever been recommended by the doctors is SOS or “sleep on side”. It would be even comfortable if you try sleeping on your left side, as it will probably increase the blood flow and some other nutrients which will reach the placenta and your baby. While 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 you should try using the SOS position and place one pillow under your abdomen and other between your legs. If you experience some indigestion issues during the night time, you should try to prop up your upper body by keeping a pillow. During late pregnancy days, there are also chances for experiencing shortness of breath. In such situation, you should try to lie on your side or maybe use a pillow or support.
The above mentioned suggestion may sound to you as a completely awkward thing, specifically if you are habitual of sleep on your back or stomach. But, you should try them out once. You will definitely figure out that these positions are working for you.
NOTE: Always remember that it won’t be possible for you to stick to one position all night, so rotation of position after a while will be pretty fine.
– What sleeping position you should avoid?
The first position which should be avoided is sleeping on your back. Sleeping in this position can lead to some problems like headaches, breathing issues, indigestion, hemorrhoids, low blood pressure, and even drop the circulation of blood to your heart and foetus. You are probably asking yourself why? Well, it is because of the reason that your abdomen will exert more pressure on your intestine and major blood vessels.
The second position which should be avoided is sleeping on your stomach. Sleeping in this position makes it more challenging for you to lay down with comfort on your stomach, as with the passing days during your pregnancy time, your abdomen goes through various physical changes.