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Being a heavy pregnant is such a difficult task, and it gets bigger day by day till the baby birth. Sleep is one of the most important and rare parts from the day 1 of the pregnancy. Rather you can wake up before your actual timing of it and can take a pregnancy test and them finding yourself pregnant. It is common that you will not experience a sound sleep throughout the night without any disturbances during the whole pregnancy. But there are various tips and tricks available to have a sound sleep during nights while pregnant. Let us find out few of them, those are helpful:
- Sleeping comfortably while pregnant:
It is not sure that you will get an absolute sleep, but these tips and tricks can be useful to you;
Use beds and pillows those are comfortable:
You must use a comfortable bed. As your pregnancy gets bigger day by day, you must feel more and more comfortable while sleeping. Also, you need to use a good pillow for proper support to your neck and head. It can be very painful to wake up with a stiff neck in the morning. You can use Serta a perfect sleeper memory Foam Bed, Howerton, which is of a king size. It is softer than normal beds and gives more comfort to both of you and your husband. It will help you to sleep comfortably without disturbing at night due to aches and pains. Most of the women use body pillow during pregnancy. Many of them even do not get those rather. You can use pregnancy body pillows that can be used to keep between the knees. It works magic to get rid of low back and hip pain while sleeping on the side.
- Very Hot:
It can be difficult for you to adjust to a temperature during pregnancy. It is dependent on the birth month of your baby so that you can feel hot and restless due to increase in temperature. If a baby id from September you can even feel more temperature changes. Also, other temperature changes such as humidity, chilled weather, rains, and hot summer can be a reason for your restlessness during pregnancy. Sometimes, it is possible that you may wake up in the middle of the night only because you feel hot. For that, you can use clothes those are loose fitting and lightweight, bedding for the sleep.
- Make the potty trips lesser:
It is difficult when you are pregnant that you need to visit the lady’s room regularly. You can probably try to drink more amount of water for the day during morning time only and make it lesser once you have a dinner. So, it can help you to cut down the potty trips during the night. It will not totally stop your trips to potty during the nights but will surely cut down the number of times in the middle of the night.
- Avoiding leg cramps:
It is worst to experience leg cramps in the middle of the night. You are lucky if you have not suffered Charlie horse yet. If you have never got up in the middle of the night due to Charlie’s horse then you are even luckier. There are very painful and it happens only during pregnancy. People try various tricks from the books to avoid it and there are fewer those can be useful to you. You can stretch your legs and calf muscles every night and doing this you can simply watch some TV show before sleeping. And this is the tip which is very useful to avoid Charlie’s horse is;
Try to sleep with the straight legs rather than bent keeping them flexed rather than pointed. Every time after waking up try to straighten your legs when you feel a cramp or not. Still, you can have a Charlie horse during pregnancy once or twice. Your feet may feel immobile for some time and an extreme pain. After Charlie’s horse, you feel like in a shock and you won’t be able to talk for some time due to teeth chattering, feel cold, overall disgusting. You feel weaker and you will need a support to stand up again. It is surely the worst experience and you get a fear of having it again during the pregnancy. SO you will end up searching for Charlie’s horse for the next few days.
There are various tips you will get on the internet but not every tip is useful, but this tip of flexing your legs rather than pointing is very helpful. As stretching a foot will help to stretch the muscle and vice versa. So it is better t stretch the muscle rather than pointing it will surely help you to avoid Charlie horse. SO it is better to sleep with your legs straight and feet flexed. And when you feel a pain in your calves like a Charlie horse, suddenly make your legs straight and you can control a pain. To avoid Charlie horse it is always better to stretch your legs when you get up in the middle of the night, and you will never experience this pain during your whole pregnancy.
Do not forget to take an electronic free massage before you sleep at night every time. You can use a pad and paper to list down to-do things tomorrow while going on a bed by which you can go to sleep faster and with a clear mind. Even you can ask your partner to do some ask or foot massage before bed. It is always better to take a little help from your husband to give you a quick massage before you fall asleep which can help you to feel relax and comfortable.
- Adjusting your position:
It is another important thing while you are pregnant that you need to keep on adjusting your position while you are pregnant. You should sleep on one side and not on the back while pregnant as per recommendations. Some people may find it difficult as they are back sleeper and not the one who sleep on side. You can use a wedge-shaped pillow which will help you to keep your hips and knees aligned properly. Also, you should be using the pillow which will give you a proper support to your head and neck while sleeping. In Serta bed, we have gotten an option for adjustable frames. You can use your bed for reclining purpose when you are not well and pregnant. This can assure you a good sleep while you are not feeling well. It will surely give you a sign of relief. So, it is recommended that you should sleep propped up or surrounded yourself which will surely give you a comfortable position.
- Try to make a bedroom your sanctuary:
You can use comfortable pillows and layering blankets which will make your bedroom look more sanctuary. Try to have some deemed and smaller lights in the bedroom so that you will not be required to use the big light every time you get up from sleep. Deem lights are also the best options for the bedroom. Use comfortable fabrics and soothing lights in your bedroom so that you will be able to enjoy the private space in the room always. You should feel comfortable and relax in your bedroom whether you are pregnant or not. Sleep is very important.
Serta beds are trying to make your more comfortable in the bedroom. So these are the tips that will be very useful to make your sleep more comfortably during pregnancy.