It’s not strange that you’re being plagued by back pain during pregnancy. It prevents you from relaxing in the evening, so what do you do? Certain sleeping positions can help you eliminate it. What do you think about learning them?
Sleeping on One Side
Before you try this position, remember that it reduces the pressure on your spine and pelvis.
- Try to stretch your legs out as much as possible.
- If you cannot do so, fold them to form a right angle with your thighs.
- If you prefer to sleep on your left side, don’t hesitate. It keeps you from suffering from other pregnancy-related problems like heartburn.
Sleeping on the Back
You may feel like sleeping on your back for the sake of ease. And this is not wrong. However:
- Be careful not to cross your legs at the ankles or knees, as that adds pressure to the pelvis.
- Don’t choose your thickest pillow; it should be soft. And of course, don’t sleep with two pillows.
- This position will be appropriate for you if you’re suffering from acid reflux, and it’s ideal if you’re worried about the appearance of lines on your face and neck.
So you want to eliminate back pain during your pregnancy. Of course! But know that it may increase if you choose the wrong sleeping positions.
- If you sleep on one side, don’t fold your knees so that one is higher than the other. This will increase the pain in your back by placing pressure on your pelvis.
- Did you sleep on your stomach before you got pregnant? Stop it now, especially if your face turns to one side. This will hurt the muscles of your back and the vertebrae in your neck. It will also cause an increase in uncomfortable numbness in your limbs.
Be Careful Which Pillow You Choose
It’s very possible that the pain in your back during pregnancy could become no more than a memory, on the condition that you choose the appropriate pillow.
- Try to sleep on a soft, comfortable pillow because hardness and thickness put pressure on the muscles of your neck and causea crick in your spine.
- Remember to change out your pillow in the beginning of your pregnancy and before the last third of it.
- Of course, don’t get out of bed suddenly in the morning. Do it gradually so as not to cause torsion of your back vertebrae.