Tips for a good night’s sleep during your pregnancy

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When you are pregnant you are constantly thinking about the life within. Even when you sleep, you can’t truly “rest” until you know how to sleep comfortably during pregnancy. 
So, to set your mind at ease, here are some tips for a good nights’ sleep during your nine-month adventure.

 

1.      Try sleeping on the left side

Traditionally it’s said that, it's best to sleep on your left side when you're pregnant. Studies suggest this position helps promote blood flow to your baby. In addition, there's less pressure pushing down on your stomach. For more comfort, try to bend one or both of your knees while sleeping.

2.      Use soft pillows and cushions for support

These soft, squishy stuffs are pregnant mom’s best friends. 

While sleeping on the sides put a pillow under your top leg, so that your leg below doesn’t get much pressure.

To prevent your shoulder from pulling and to protect tender breasts, hug a pillow. Hugging a pillow will prevent your upper body from pulling forwards and can help to relieve pains around your bra line.

Or at times, you can just wrap and twist the pillow around your body to relieve whichever area is causing discomfort.

 

3.      Use a comfortable sleepwear

When you are first expecting, you probably need more sleep than usual, so be sure you get it right by wearing comfortable sleepwear during pregnancy.  

Maternity sleepwears are designed to fit and support your body in the different stages of pregnancy and they are not very tight and allow freedom of movement while sleeping. The most common among this form of maternity nightwear is the maternity pyjamas.

When you decide to buy a pregnancy sleepwear, make sure you buy one from Ninematernitywear.com. We have a range of maternity nightwear to make you feel good, so that you get a comfortable, relaxing, good night's sleep.

4.      Keep your bedroom at a comfortable temperature

During pregnancy your body tends to generate a lot of extra heat, so try to keep your bedroom at a cooler temperature so that you don’t start sweating at night. While the AC is on, keep an extra blanket near you, so that you can cover up if you feel cold in the middle of the night.  

 

5.      Keep your bed, mattresses and sheets clean

Your bedroom is a place where you relax, hence its one of the most important rooms to be kept clean, particularly if you are pregnant.

Throw away anything that you don’t need, and try to keep cushions, pillows and blankets to a minimum. Avoid storing items under the bed – as boxes and suitcases tend to collect dust and termites, over a period of time. 

The cleaner is your bed, the better you sleep at night.

6.      Consume less Liquids  in the evening and avoid heavy meals and spicy foods before bedtime

Try having fluids more in the morning and less in the evening. This helps reduce bathroom breaks in the middle of the night. At the same time spicy foods such as chilli and acidic foods such as tomatoes can cause heartburn and indigestion. So make sure you eat lighter meals and eat them earlier. Moreover, give yourself two to three hours, to digest your food before you head to bed. All these changes will surely help you in get a good sleep at night

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