(Closed) Pregnancy Sleeping Position

posted 7 years ago in Babies
  • poll: How did your sleeping patterns change during pregnancy?
    I slept more/was tired more, and no position was very comfortable. : (13 votes)
    29 %
    I used lots of pillows. : (14 votes)
    31 %
    I didn't have to change my sleeping position. : (3 votes)
    7 %
    I'm usually a back sleeper and had to change my position after 5 weeks : (3 votes)
    7 %
    I'm usually a back sleeper and had to change my position after 10 weeks : (2 votes)
    4 %
    I'm usually a back sleeper and had to change my position after 15 weeks : (2 votes)
    4 %
    I'm usually a back sleeper and had to change my position after 20 weeks : (5 votes)
    11 %
    I'm usually a back sleeper and never changed sleeping position. : (1 votes)
    2 %
    I'm usually a stomach sleeper and had to change my position after 5 weeks : (2 votes)
    4 %
  • Post # 3
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    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    UGh.

    I am a back sleeper and have been making a valiant effort to sleep on my side. But I hate it. It’s so uncomfortable. I wake up 4-5 times a night from discomfort. Inevitably changing ot my back and my husband has to remind me to switch to my side. The pillow between the legs is not really helping so I”m not sure if I want to splurge on a pregnancy pillow now.

    I know some say too that if your body needs to sleep on your side and you sleep on your back it will tell you to not sleep on your back. Not sure if mine will!

    Post # 5
    Member
    1830 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @PasteMoo:  Yeah, that worries me a bit.  I’m usually a stomach sleeper and have been continuing to sleep that way so far (nearly 8 weeks now) but my sore boobs make it somewhat uncomfortable.  

    I never used to sleep on my back but that seems to be my default position now – I fall asleep on my stomach and wake up on my back.  I’m going to just cross my fingers that my body will sort itself out whilst I’m sleeping….but I’m not so sure that’s going to be an effective strategy.  Sigh.

    Post # 6
    Member
    2154 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Handstand in a shark tank.

    Post # 8
    Member
    828 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    My body didn’t tell me to stop laying on my stomach but my baby did! One night I went to roll on my stomach and he started digging with elbows and knees and every sharp edge he had! 

    I finally caved and got a Boppy pregnancy pillow. It was totally worth it to me because the first night I used it I actually got a real good night’s sleep and I had been without that for a while.. (I purchased it around 30 weeks). 

    I’m 35 weeks and even with the pillow, I’m still waking up on my back but I think for most of the night I am on my side. I asked my doctor about waking up on my back and she said that if I was in danger, I would wake up dizzy/sweaty, etc. and I haven’t had that happen once. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    7779 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    I was a side sleeper before, and I have stayed like that for the most part. I bought a body pillow and have been sleeping sort of side/stomach with the pillow propping up one half of my body. It’s hard to explain, but it’s the only position that’s comfortable. :

    Post # 10
    Member
    7587 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I was a stomach sleeper but at about 4 weeks my boobs hurt too much for that. I try to sleep on my left side as instructed but I wake up every other which way. I’m already uncomfortable sleeping and my hips kill. 

    Post # 11
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    2027 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @regberadaisy: I am in the same exact boat. I have never been a side sleeper, but everything I’ve read recommends teaching yourself around 12 weeks to sleep on your side. It’s awful and I wake up multiple times throughout the night, as well as waking up with a headache most mornings. I’ve had to start going to the chiropractor and am thinking about scheduling a massage here soon. I’m also debating sleeping in the guest room, so my poor husband isn’t woken up 100 times a night from my tossing and turning. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    5110 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I usually sleep on my stomach after about 10 or so weeks that wasnt happening anymore. I got a body pillow and slept on  my side with the pillow between my legs and that was comfy for a while. After I got really big it was the most comfy for me to sleep in the recliner in the living room for some reason!

    Post # 13
    Member
    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    @PasteMoo:

    Yeah, I’m not entirely convinced on the whole “my body will tell me” part!

    @pinky44:

    Next time I see a Living Social or G-roupon (I hate these auto links) deal for a massage I am so snatching it up. My lower back could use one. Love my husband but he sucks at massages!

    Post # 14
    Member
    9029 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I hate sleeping on my side but at 17 weeks I really have no other choice. I usually love sleeping on my stomach or my back.  I plan to buy a few more pillows so I can have a spare one to put between my legs

    Post # 15
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    1263 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Luckily, I’m normally a side sleeper – but kind of turn a little more towards my stomach and bring one leg up towards my tummy.  I have continued to sleep like this.  On occasion I’ll flip over onto my stomach (but my boobs hurt too much for this lately).

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