Night is the time when all we want to do is kick back and sleep like a baby. But, when you have a baby growing inside you, the process of sleeping becomes a routine full of precautions.
You can’t sleep on your stomach.
Which side should you sleep on; right or left?
If you’re an expecting mother, then these are the questions running through your head at all times.
Well, we have deconstructed the answer for you.
If you’re a tummy sleeper then, this is probably the only time when you can sleep on your stomach. But, as the bump starts to show you will have to move to a more comfortable position. So, take this time to get rid of your tummy sleeping habit as it will help you a lot during the course of your pregnancy. Also, unlike the common opinion, sleeping on the right side or left side is not the same. Left side is the best to sleep on as it takes the weight of the uterus off the right side to optimize blood flow.
As you enter your second trimester, changes in your body pick up the pace. There will be a plethora of physical, hormonal and emotional changes which will surely keep you up at night. So, ensure that you take precautionary measures like wearing loose clothes, having a light dinner and going for a short walk before you head to bed.
The final phase of pregnancy is a complete roller coaster. You are excited about the arrival of your baby but also exhausted due to all the changes your body is going through. The best you can do right now is to relax. We get it. It’s difficult to relax but your body needs it. You should also try some light exercise to relax yourself and give your body a good supply of oxygen, which will help you sleep better.
We hope this piece helps you sleep better with your bump. We wish you a safe delivery and a healthy baby!