Best Sleeping Positions During Pregnancy

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Best Sleeping Positions During Pregnancy

Sleep is the time when your body rests and repairs itself. It is when the blood vessels restore themselves, which is highly essential during pregnancy because of increased blood flow pressure. Sleep also keeps your immune system healthy, and not getting enough sleep can result in high blood sugar levels, i.e., gestational diabetes.

Traditionally, experts said that the best sleep position during pregnancy is on sleeping on the left side. However, some experts now say that pregnant moms can sleep in any comfortable position rather than worry too much about it one way or another.

Sleeping on Your Back

Some experts recommend pregnant women should avoid sleeping on their back during the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. The reason is that the back sleep position puts your back under the pressure of the growing uterus. It leads to back pain and haemorrhoids. 

 

Sleeping on the left or the right side of your pregnancy

Experts suggest, if possible, sleep on either side, particularly during your second and third trimester. This side position is said to be ideal for you and your baby. This position allows maximum blood flow and nutrients to the placenta and enhances the kidney's functioning. 

Tips on Comfortable Pregnancy Sleeping Position

Use lots of pillows - For a comfortable sleep at night during your pregnancy, use pillows in between your legs. Or you may use the pillows in any of the ways to get comfort. The use of pillows helps the body to relax and stay calm.


Get Pregnancy Pillow - In the market, you may find several pregnancy pillows that are wedge-shaped. These pillows are 5 feet long and get wrapped in your body as per your comfort. They are suitable to use during pregnancy.


Prop yourself up - If pillows do not help, try sleeping in a semi-upright position. It looks like a reclining position. But this position is suitable for naptime.

 

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