Due to physical changes in your body during pregnancy you may find it uncomfortable and even difficult to sleep in your normal positions. Sleeping on your left side is best and sleeping on your back or stomach is not advised. Changing sleeping positions throughout the night is fine.
Reprinted with permission from American Pregnancy Association
During pregnancy you may find yourself wrestling in bed trying to get comfortable before falling asleep. Unfortunately, your regular sleep positions may no longer work for you during pregnancy. There are a number of reasons that cause this new uncomfortableness, but there are some positions that you can try that may help you get your much needed rest.
Why am I so uncomfortable in my normal positions?
- Increase size of abdomen
- Back pain
- Shortness of breath