(Closed) side sleepers, help!

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2009

I was a pillow strategist!  Instead of getting a body pillow, I targeted areas that needed support.  For you, it sounds like you need another pillow to support your waist.  The fact is, though, that it just gets uncomfortable!  It’s nature’s way of getting you prepared to want that baby out!

Ooh also, I used those heated rice pillows on painful and sore areas.

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We recently ordered a 3″ thick memory foam topper for our mattress and that has made a huge difference in my ability to sleep while pregnant. The foam supports my bump and has even helped my leg cramps a lot. Good luck!

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Snmcdowell great idea! I love the foam toppers

@MrsDG did you use the heated rice pillows during the day for the pain or at night? how large are they?

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee

I used the Snoogle.  A lot of ppl have good luck w/ it, and I’ve even used to help w/ BF.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

@MrsDG thanks for the link!

@Cannotwait…what’s a snoogle? I should just google it I’m sure but care to explain?

Post # 9
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Sounds exactly like the problems I was having because I, too, am a stomach sleeper. I have to agree with the Snoogle because as soon as I got it I slept like a baby. I was used to tossing and turning all night to get comfortable and would wake up all ache-y. But once I got the Snoogle I slept in the same position all night. It’s basically a long noodle pillow. it curls around your body either in front or back. I like it in front because you get the in-between legs part, under your belly support and head pillow all in one. It’s just the right height because I found that body pillows were too high and bulky.

Hope you find something that works for you because it’s awful to not be able to get your rest after being super tired!

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I was just coming over to see if there was any sleeping advice.  I couldn’t tell you the last time I slept through a whole night!  My problem is that I toss and turn from one side to the other about every single hour of the night.  I just get uncomfortable and I always have an arm or a leg fall asleep on me.  So, would something like the Snoogle actually help me sleep better?  Or are there any other tips?

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

I figure it must have been God preparing me for co-bedding.  I have yet to get a good night’s sleep, I have to sleep on my side with the baby on my arm in front of me.  I tried the snoogle, hated it.  I tried several other body pillows for pregnancy, returned them all.  I still wanted to toss and turn all night, and I couldn’t turn over with those darn things.  I just ended up using several small pillows.  One between my legs, one under my waist, and one propped against my back so that I would stop rolling over on my back.

Although as the pregnancy weight has come off, I find sleeping on my side much less difficult, so maybe it’s a weight distribution thing?  I gained a lot when I was preggers so that could also have been a big factor.

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Thanks Mighty, I said something to my hubby the other day about how my body is just getting ready for a baby so I’m not meant to sleep the whole night for a long time.  So, maybe that just truly is the case! 

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

Glad to help!

PS-You may try propping your legs up while you sleep.  I never wanted a Craftmatic Adjustable Bed so very badly!  I propped my legs for the whole third trimester to keep my legs from falling asleep and getting cramps.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2000

My good friend who is a physical therapist and 2 time mom who had trouble sleeping, highly recommended the WEDGE but I  use my temperpedic pillow (think it’s like the memory foam) since I’m too cheap to invest in yet another pillow right now. Early on, I ran out to get the Boppy (looks like a double kidney-bean) pregnancy body pillow and used that alternately or in conjunction with another straight body pillow for awhile and was bummed I spent so much money b/c I didn’t really like it. We have a king and yes, I do/did feel crowded but didn’t notice how much until a few nights ago, we had visitors and I did without a bunch of the pillows. I actually feel more comfy without so many pillows because I reclaimed space (and hubby). Try that wedge and let me know how it goes. i wish I would have listened to my friend in the first place!

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