Sleeping While Pregnant 1st Trimester

How to Sleep Better During Your First Trimester

Although the first trimester of pregnancy can be challenging, developing good sleeping habits may help you get more rest and sleep for longer periods of time.

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What you need to know about safe, comfortable sleeping positions during pregnancy, whether on your stomach, back, or side

Unfortunately, getting a good night’s sleep is more difficult than ever now that you need one more than ever. With your growing bump, finding a comfortable sleeping position can be difficult, and not every position is effective during pregnancy. The following information will help you stay secure and comfortable.

How Can I Sleep More Comfortably During Pregnancy?

To reduce the strain on your back, maintain your legs bent and place a pillow between your legs.

  • If you find that you are having problems with back pain, use the “SOS” position, and try placing a pillow under your abdomen as well.
  • If you are experiencing heartburn during the night, you may want to try propping your upper body with pillows.
  • In late pregnancy, you may experience shortness of breath. Try lying on your side or propped up with pillows.
  • Especially if you are used to sleeping on your back or stomach, these suggestions might not sound particularly comfortable, but give them a try. You may find that they work. Recognize that you might not sleep in the same position all night; switching positions is acceptable.

    What Sleep Positions During Pregnancy Should I Avoid?

    Sleeping on your back can lead to issues with your heart and baby’s circulation as well as backaches, breathing difficulties, digestive issues, hemorrhoids, and low blood pressure. Your expanding abdomen resting on your intestines and major blood vessels (the aorta and vena cava) is the cause of this. As you gain weight, sleep apnea can also develop.

    Sleeping on your stomach is uncomfortable as you get further along in your pregnancy because your breasts become more tender and your belly keeps expanding. You might find it more comfortable to sleep on your stomach if you use a donut-shaped pillow with a hole in the center.

    Reasons for your discomfort may include:

    You might struggle to get comfortable in bed during pregnancy in order to go to sleep. When you are pregnant, a number of physical changes occur in your body that prevent you from sleeping in your usual positions.

  • Increased size of the abdomen
  • Back pain
  • Heartburn
  • Shortness of breath
  • Insomnia
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