Sleep Position In Pregnancy

During the first trimester, you may feel exhausted due to hormonal changes that accompany pregnancy. As the levels of the hormone progesterone increases and at the same time, lower blood pressure and increased blood production occur, your energy will sap further. All these changes that affect your body will make you feel fatigue, nausea, and moody.

There is no solution to this tiredness but to get plenty of rest and make time to sit with your feet up during the day.

Later on in pregnancy, you may continue to feel tired because of the extra weight you are carrying. As your belly grows bigger it may be difficult to get a good night’s sleep as you will experience difficulty in lying down.

Lying on your back may be uncomfortable as your womb presses on one of the main blood vessels and you may make you feel faint.

It is advisable that you sleep on your side with your knees bent and try supporting your back with pillows,you can also put a pillow between your knees. By sleeping on your side shortness of breath will be reduced as the weight of the baby will not apply pressure to your large veins, which carry blood to your heart. Sleeping on your side is also good for your back. Try putting extra pillows to make you even more comfortable, especially if you have pain in your lower back.


As you progresses in your pregnancy, and as your baby becomes bigger it will be difficult for you to turn over in bed and may affect your sleep pattern and may lead to a loss of sleep. The lack of sleep will make you feel tired during the daytime.

If this happens try to take a nap during the day and avoid drinking tea, coffee or cola drinks in the evening as the caffeine will make it harder to go to sleep. Try to do some activity such as as walking during the day as it can help you to feel less tired.

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