PregnancyPregnancy healthSleep
Trying to get a good night’s sleep in the second and third trimesters of pregnancy is a challenge faced by most pregnant women. Feeling too hot, too cold, experiencing heartburn, needing the loo, trying to get into a comfortable position and processing the many reeling thoughts that might be going through your head as you approach your baby’s arrival are all reasons why you might be struggling to get some shut eye. In this article, we’ll cover your most searched for questions about pregnancy and sleep, including:
  • What is the best position to sleep in when pregnant?
  • What happens if I wake up on my back or in a different position to the one I went to sleep in?
  • How much sleep do I need in pregnancy?
  • What should I wear to bed during pregnancy?
  • How can I get a better night’s sleep when pregnant?
If you're pregnant and desperate to get a better night's sleep, you've come to the right place!

What is the best position to sleep in when pregnant?

The most comfortable sleep position for you may not be the safest sleep position for your baby, so it’s important to follow the recommended advice about safe sleep during pregnancy, especially in the third trimester. Research suggests that sleeping on your back after 28 weeks can increase your risk of stillbirth, and sleeping on your left side is one way to reduce this risk. 
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