Why do 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, Back pain, Indigestion, Shortness of breath, Sleeplessness.
What are the best recommended sleeping positions 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 above mentioned 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 Must You 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.
Sleeping while pregnant is so very important, at the same time it is so very difficult to find a comfortable and healthy sleeping position for mother and for child. We hope that this article will help you find a good night’s sleep. Please let us know here or on our Facebook page.