If you are pregnant, your doctor will most likely to tell you that the best sleep position is on your left side, which promotes blood flow to the placenta, and helps your kidneys eliminate waste and fluids from your body which means less swelling of the ankles, hands and feet.
And while it can be really hard to change your natural, comfortable sleeping position, most people will agree it’s a good idea to start training yourself early to switch to a side sleep position
Comfort wings pillow as a natural side sleeper, holds your tummy close with a great amount of comfort and relaxation.
What's the best sleep position during pregnancy?
Sleeping on your side is best while you're pregnant. In particular, sleeping on your left side may benefit your baby by improving blood flow – and therefore nutrients – to the placenta. It also helps your kidneys efficiently eliminate waste products and fluids from your body, which in turn reduces swelling in your ankles, feet, and hands.
It's a good idea to start training yourself early in pregnancy to sleep on your left side whenever you can. Of course, staying in one position all night isn't likely to be comfortable, so turning from side to side while favoring your left side is probably the best strategy.
As for sleeping on your back, avoid that position throughout pregnancy, especially in the later months. Here's why:
When you're sleeping on your back, the weight of your uterus lies on the spine, back muscles, intestines, and major blood vessels. This can lead to muscle aches and pains, hemorrhoids, and impaired circulation, which is uncomfortable for you and can reduce circulation to your baby.
Back sleeping can make blood pressure drop, causing some expectant moms to experience dizziness. On the other hand, in some moms-to-be it can make blood pressure go up. Finally, back sleeping can cause snoring and, with increased weight, could lead to sleep apnea.
Comfort Wings® Pregnant Pillows For back and belly support
Using Comfort Wing's Pregnancy pillows for support can mean the difference between a sleepless night and peaceful slumber.
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Tucking a pillow between your bent knees supports your lower back and may make the recommended side-sleeping position more comfortable. A pillow tucked behind your back can also help you maintain a side-lying position while you sleep.
You can experiment with regular pillows or check out pillows made specifically for use during pregnancy and wedges that support your belly when you lie on your side or to prop yourself up to a semi-recline.
If you suffer from Hart burn experiment with an extra pillow to raise your head while sleeping. Some moms to be find relief after raising the head of the bed – by sliding pillows under the head of the mattress.
For hip relief
An egg-crate shape of Comfort Wings pregnancy pillow works like a mattress pad placed on top of your mattress can also help you sleep more comfortably if your hips hurt when you lie on your side.
Specialties of Comfort Wings® Pregnancy Pillows
Most importantly, it provides plenty of support to the most sensitive and sophisticated part of would be mother and her baby's life, allowing her to take ample amount of stress free rest, relaxation and ultimately guarantying a healthy pregnancy.