During your pregnancy it can be very common, particularly as the weeks progress, to find it difficult to get comfortable while sleeping.

It makes sense, after all your body is going through lots of different changes and your growing bump, heartburn, back pain and breathing difficulties can all cause disruptions to the way you usually slept.

It is recommended that you sleep on your side, preferably your left side

Our advice is to avoid sleeping on your back as this can encourage more back pain and a decrease in circulation for both you and your baby. Also, sleeping on your stomach later in pregnancy can be quite difficult due to your bump’s increasing size. It is recommended that you sleep on your side, preferably your left side, while pregnant. Sleeping on your side allows for maximum blood flow to your baby and helps with kidney function.

Also, do use pillows to help you get comfortable. Place a pillow between your knees and sleep with your knees slightly bent. You can also put pillows under your bump to help support it and place a pillow at your back to help support your lower back.

 

And finally, the best tip of all is to keep trying out different positions and find what works for you!

If you need a bit more advice on this matter, do contact one of our experts on our dedicated Careline who’ll be happy to help.