How to get the best sleep while pregnant
Pregnancy can be a stressful time and take a toll on your body. The most common problem that women experience during pregnancy is not being able to achieve quality sleep. And in a time where your body requires sleep in order to function, nourish and grow your unborn baby. A number of things can disrupt your sleep like cramps or anxiety. We have put together a few tips to help with quality sleep when you need it most!
- Stay active-
Exercise during your pregnancy is good for both your physical and mental health. You can go for walks or take a pregnancy gym class. 30 minutes of activity a day can help you fall asleep easier during your exercise and have a long lasting sleep without disruption.
- Try sleeping on your side-
A common doctor-recommended tip for sleeping better and longer is to sleep on your side. Experts say that sleeping on your left side can increase blood flow and support a healthy placenta as opposed to sleeping on your right, where they say that this can place extra pressure on your internal organs. We encourage you to try out different positions of sleep in order to find what works best for you. But most say that the best sleeping position is on your side with your knees bent.
- Use of pillows-
Pregnancy pillows have a huge effect on your sleeping patterns and habits when pregnant. They help relieve pain and help get you in a comfortable position for the best possible sleep. We recommend purchasing a Widgey pregnancy pillow- they can be moulded to the contours of your unique body shape, offering support for your growing bump, easing pressure points between the knees and ankles and also preventing you from rolling over onto your front. Have a look at the Widgey 5-in-1 feeding and sleeping pillow; which can be used during your pregnancy and once your baby is born for better and easier feeding.
- Try to limit fluids before bedtime-
When your unborn baby is resting on your bladder you feel the need to use the bathroom multiple of times. So we recommend limiting fluids before bedtime in order to limit the amount of times your need to use the bathroom during the night as this disrupts your sleep. Although, it is important to stay hydrated especially during your pregnancy so make sure to drink lots of water and fluids during the day to avoid feeling dehydrated before bed.