As you continue your pregnancy you may have the urge to do strange things like sleeping in places you haven’t before or feeling comfortable in positions you’ve never thought possible.
There are many reasons why you might want to do these strange things but one of the main reasons is definitely the hormones of pregnancy. Another is possible because while you’re doing things you normally would, you can’t get comfortable so you decided to switch your routine a bit.
Sleeping in a big, bouncy bed is often the dream of many people but when you’re pregnant, the mind plays wonderful tricks and makes you believe other things (such as sleeping on the floor) are a better idea. Then there’s all the research that supports the odd things that you do when you have a baby.
While you may think we’re crazy and don’t talk any sense, you may be surprised at the number of pregnant women who sleep on their bedroom floor during the different trimesters of their pregnancy. Wanting to figure out the best way to sleep is very normal for these women and sometimes the floor is the best option.
That’s why we’ve written this article: reminding all of you pregnant women and potential parents that sleeping on the floor when you’re having a baby isn’t as rare and weird as you assume and that it can be convenient. The only thing you might have to worry about is to sleep safely, regardless of where it’s in your house–whether it’s the floor, or even your bed or sofa.
Sleeping Safely While Pregnant
When you are pregnant, the safety of your baby is the main priority, so you have to do everything in your care to be as safe as possible. Sleeping is one of the only moments during your pregnancy when you’re not going to be aware of what’s going on inside your womb and realize that the baby is still doing well. It may sound simple but it’s important that you (as a pregnant woman and mother-to-be) find a comfortable position where you can relax and have a good night’s sleep without putting yourself or your baby at risk.
After spending the first few months of your pregnancy on your side, you may find yourself in a dead end when it comes to thinking about how to sleep safely while having a baby. It’s not always the most practical but sometimes trying new sleeping positions can help you get a lot more sleep (because before the baby comes you’ll need it!).
Popular Sleeping Positions
Sleeping on your left-hand side is the traditional pregnant woman’s sleeping position. This is so as not to damage the major artery that passes under the uterus. You allow for better control of the blood by sleeping on your left side while you are pregnant.
There are however many other sleeping positions that have proved to be common with pregnant women, including sleeping on your back. This is not recommended for the past four months as it can put pressure on vital organs that can end up causing a mix of many things like nausea, headaches, blood pressure and dizziness.
Throughout the night, many people will change their sleeping position so don’t worry if you’re a heavy sleeper and you’re moving a lot. You’re less likely to move a lot when you’re heavily pregnant anyway, and if you do, your body will naturally get you to a more comfortable position when it realizes you’re in an uncomfortable one. It’s up to you to do everything to do with your sleep and your sleeping positions; you should always do what is best for you and your baby.
Sleeping on the floor
Surprisingly, it’s not a rare occurrence to sleep on the floor when pregnant and many women end up doing this; you’ve just made sure you do it right.
Is it good to sleep on floor in pregnancy?
How can pregnant women sleep comfortably on the floor?
Through pregnancy, pillows are your best friend. These will help you keep your shape and make your belly grow comfortably. Consider using lightweight blankets or even pillows to cover the floor, and then sleep on them. There are plenty of pillows and cushions on the market designed specifically for pregnant women. Choose one that suit your needs.
If you’re going to stay most of the night on the floor, then you should take a few pillows and a blanket down with you; it may seem hot when you go to bed at first, but you don’t want to wake up really cold in the night. The best part about sleeping on a floor is that your pillow can turn into a mattress; you can even customize it around your bump and make your sleep much more comfortable.
You may want some protection under and above your bump, but you just want the actual bump to lay on the floor. Whatever your sleeping position and place is most comfortable is up to you; just make sure you’re always safe and your bump is safe for the night.