Optimal Sleeping Position During Pregnancy

 

During pregnancy, you may find yourself wrestling in bed trying to get comfortable before falling asleep. Unfortunately, your regular sleeping positions may no longer work for you during pregnancy.

There are a number of reasons for this new discomfort, but there are some sleeping positions that you can try that may help you get your much-needed rest & heaven knows you should be rested up before bub arrives.

When you are pregnant your body goes through a variety of changes. These changes tend to disrupt your usual peaceful slumber. Reasons for your discomfort may include:

 

-Increased size of abdomen

-Back pain

-Heartburn

-Shortness of breath

-Insomnia

 

The best sleep 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.

  • 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.

  • In late pregnancy, you may experience shortness of breath.  Try lying on your side or propped up with pillows.

These suggestions may not sound completely comfortable, especially if you are used to sleeping on your back or stomach, but try them out.  You may find that they work. Keep in mind that you may not stay in one position all night, and rotating positions is fine.

 

 

 

This article is presented by:

 

Dr. Andrea Parisio-Ferraro - Chiropractor & Wellness Practitioner, Special Interest in Care of Infants, Pregnancy & Fertility

 

Essendon Fields, VICTORIA AUSTRALIA

 

For more information, head to www.nurture-you.com.au

 

The Information presented in this article is a guide only and does not substitute for health professional consultation.  Any symptom that is of a persistent nature should be thoroughly assessed by your qualified health care practitioner.

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