When you’re pregnant, it can be tough to get solid sleep for a number of reasons. One major cause of restlessness: As the baby grows—and as you grow—it may get harder to find a comfortable position at night. This can affect the quality of your sleep as well as that of your partner.Could a specialized pregnancy pillow swoop in and save the day (or rather, night)? The answer: Yes！
For stomach-sleepers, the bedtime battles can start as early as the first trimester, when sore breasts can make your usual sleeping position uncomfortable. By the second trimester, if you’re still sleeping on your back, it’s time to shift, since the weight of your expanding midsection can compromise your circulation. And by the third trimester, even if you naturally prefer to sleep on your left side, which is the ideal position during pregnancy, the sheer weight of your bump—combined with the increased laxity in your joints as your body prepares for childbirth—can add up to serious aches and pains. Pillows can offer relief by providing support where you need it.We call these pillows pregnancy pillows
What is a pregnancy pillow?
A pregnancy pillow is a large, cushy pillow specifically designed for a pregnant woman that comes in different shapes, including body, J and V. They help to make you more comfortable, as well as providing neck, shoulder, and/or joint pain relief as well as sciatic pain relief. Don’t be confused by the name - they aren’t just good for pregnant women. They’re a great pillow for after surgery if you need extra support or simply for those who like the luxury of a large body pillow to snuggle up to.
How has it improved my sleep?
Let's take a look at what one mother said.She says“After using my pregnancy pillow for one night, I couldn’t imagine life without it. I’ve always been a stomach sleeper, which isn’t great for your back, but with the pregnancy pillow I can sleep comfortably on my side”
“When using the pillow, I wrap my leg around the bottom part and hug it like a body pillow, but because the pillow is C-shaped, I also have a place for my head. The bottom part of the pillow also nicely cups my butt as I sleep, allowing me to feel secure and safe. Also, when I toss and turn at night, I can use it the opposite way with the pillow spooning me and still use the bottom part of the pillow to wrap my legs around it. Sometimes when I’m sitting on the couch, I coil the pillow around my stomach and set my laptop on it, using the pillow as a desk. It is also great for watching TV in bed because you can lay down, but also have your head propped up just enough that you don’t have to strain your neck to see.”
How to get better sleep?
Of course, in addition to pillows, we also need to know a few pregnant women sleep knowledge.There are a number of ways to help you minimize discomfort and improve sleep quality:
Use pregnancy pillows. A pregnancy pillow can be used between your knees, under the abdomen or behind the back to relieve pressure and discomfort.
Avoid sleeping on the back. The weight of the uterus can restrict blood flow to the fetus. Most women naturally find this position to be uncomfortable.
Lie on the left. Research suggests that the left side is the best side for comfort, reducing heartburn symptoms, improving blood flow, and reducing nasal congestion that can lead to snoring.
Maintain a sleep routine. Regularly go to bed and wake at the same time.
Stay active. Regular physical activity can prevent excess weight gain and promote better quality sleep.
You can definitely say that You has gotten your money’s worth out of this pillow. The only downfall is that the pillow is huge and takes up about half the bed. But compared to a good night's sleep, this shortcoming is less important.