With an ever-growing baby bump, pregnant women struggle to get a good night’s sleep into their schedule. Hormonal changes, constant need to pee, and continuous sweating due to high metabolism, cause them to wake up frequently. Body aches and pains everywhere as ligaments stretch out to accommodate a growing baby. Emotional changes, depression, heartburn, and new anxieties make it harder to drift off peacefully.
So, what’s the solution?
You don’t have to take it lying down! Instead, let’s discuss a few ways you can try and beat sleeplessness.
- Eco-Friendly Mattress
Mattresses are known to release gaseous chemicals called volatile organic compounds. VOC has been linked to cancer, organ damage, endocrine disruption, allergies, and breathing problems. Pregnant women especially should avoid mattresses containing toxins. Ideally, you want to shop for a bed free from any harmful chemical additives
- Keep it cool
Many pregnant women complain about waking up in drenched pyjamas and sheets, even when the room is cool. Pregnancy can sometimes alter metabolism levels drastically, causing night sweats. Purchase a bed that features unique cooling technology to keep airflow circulating so you don’t get too hot during the night.
- Weight distribution
It’s better to use latex and foam mattresses because they allow you to stretch your body across a buoyant surface that equally supports lighter and heavier parts. This mattress will enable you to stay in one position for long periods without moving. And when you do roll over, motion doesn’t affect the sleep surface of your partner, and the bounce effect on a latex or foam mattress is almost non-existent.
Since you are shopping for baby clothes, why not get something for yourself? Maybe a new mattress that appeals to the needs of pregnant women?