In some stages of your pregnancy, you may not find comfortable sleeping positions. You may suffer from insomnia and fatigue as a result. Beginning in the fourth month, your belly begins swelling more, and you feel uncomfortable, with several annoying symptoms causing you pain. Because of this, we’re presenting you with the best positions to help you sleep well at night.
In the First Trimester of Pregnancy
In this stage, you don’t feel the weight of your belly, so you can sleep like this:
– Lie on your back.
– Lift up your thighs a little. Place a soft pillow underneath.
– Place another pillow under your feet to feel comfortable.
– Remember that you can sleep on one side, as well, but avoid sleeping on your stomach.
In the Second Trimester of Pregnancy
In this stage, your pregnancy is beginning to show clearly, and sleeping on your stomach has become difficult and annoying, so follow these tips:
– Choose the position that makes you comfortable while you sleep.
– Stop sleeping on your belly and try sleeping on one side instead.
– Tilt a little towards your belly and bend your top knee a little. This will make you comfortable and will not harm your foetus.
In the Third Trimester of Pregnancy
Remember that there is a direct link between you and your foetus; they feel comfortable if you feel comfortable in turn. So, follow these rules:
– Sleep on your right side if you’re suffering from high blood pressure.
– Place a soft pillow under your belly and right thigh.
– Your belly is adapting to the size of your foetus, who feels comfortable no matter what the size.
– In the last stages of pregnancy, the foetus can change position to get comfortable.
To Sleep Well
Determining sleeping positions is not enough to sleep well during pregnancy. It is up to you to take other important steps:
– Have a rest before 4 p.m.
– Treat yourself to a lukewarm bath and relax before getting in bed.
– Turn off all electronics, like the television, mobile phone and tablets.
– Read a section of a book once you get into bed; it will help you sleep.
– If you can’t sleep, consult your doctor. She might recommend that you take a treatment that will help you.