There's a lot that's uncomfortable and exhausting about pregnancy, so it's understandable to want sleep any way you can get it.
But there ARE some pretty useful dos and don'ts for sleeping while pregnant.
via: Funny StackSome are for you, and others for the baby.
#1. Sleep on your side if at all possible.
via: APAThe American Pregnancy Association recommends this.
#2. If you're able to sleep on either side, sleep on your left side.
via: Baby.CoThis orientation allows more blood and nutrients to reach the placenta which means more for the baby.
#3. Sleeping on your stomach is fine, but avoid your back.
via: New Health AdvisorWhen on your back, the uterus, which is increasing in size, can cut off veins going to your spine.
#4. Pregnancy pillows can be a huge help in avoiding sleeping on your back.
#5. Don't overdo liquids prior to bedtime.
via: Dump a DayYou're already going to the bathroom a lot more when pregnant, so there's no need to interrupt your sleep more with extra bathroom trips.
#6. Try to wear looser clothing when sleeping, all in the name of comfort.
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#7. Most importantly...don't stress about this stuff too much.
via: Love This PicWorrying about what's right and wrong shouldn't cause you to lose sleep. If you wake up to find you were sleeping on your back, don't get too upset about it. A low-stress pregnancy is perhaps the most important thing you can give yourself and your child during this time.