Sleeping Tips While Pregnant
As many women enter pregnancy, they are faced with many physical issues including cramps. morning sickness, nausea and sleep disruption. All of which become physically draining as their bodies go through a lot of changes to accommodate the growth for their new bundle of joy. Expecting mothers should take special care of the amount of sleep they are getting and making sure that their sleeping posture is maintained. For many moms-to-be, sleeping troubles can be fixed by following a few simple tips.
- Avoid fluid intake at night - frequent urination is common in pregnant women, especially during the first trimester. The increased bathroom visits are a big reason for sleep disruption at night, that's why many women will consume plenty of fluids during the day and will cut down before bedtime. It will help reduce late night trips to the bathroom and ensure that you get a peaceful sleep.
- Stay active - nightime leg cramps become worse in the third trimester, keeping you awake and in discomfort. To avoid painful leg cramps, exercising regularly can definately help - unless your doctor advises against it. Walking, swimming, stretching or any other activies that you are familiar with can improve blood circulation, therefore reducing leg pain.
- Sleep on an Organic Mattress - they are soft, supportive and hypoallergenic, thus providing a comfortable and safe sleeping environment for mom-to-be. Many women develop allergic symptoms during their pregnancy that can be triggered from chemically-treated synthetic mattresses. Sleeping on a hypoallergenic organic mattress made of natural materials such as wool or latex will help maintain a comfortable body temperature and will avoid allergic reactions caused from chemical fumes.
- Sleep on your left side - it helps in giving proper blood flow to the fetus, uterus and kidneys and nutrients to your placenta. That said, because your liver is on the right side of your abdomen, sleeping on your left side keeps your uterus away from that large organ and reduces the pressure the baby puts on your organs, thus helping with heartburn issues. If sleeping on your left is uncomfortable, try using pillows, one under your knee and another under your belly.
- Take naps - t's important that your body is being rested, especially if you are not getting enough sleep at night. Improper sleep at night can make you feel tired throughout the day. Consider taking a 20-30 minute nap during the day, but don't snooze for more than that, as long naps can make you feel even more tired and confuse your normal sleep cycle.
At Sunshine Mattress Co. we are happy to help expecting mothers maintain good quality sleep with our organic mattress, pillow or duvets. We can introduce you to a sleep system that is designed to change as your body changes, while also introducing you to our Baby and Kids Collection. Visit our Showroom and feel the difference of Sunshine Mattress!