Getting enough sleep while you are pregnant is vitally important to your rest and to your baby’s growth. You are growing a new life, something that is draining and exhausting, no matter which trimester you’re in, and nothing can replace the revitalising qualities of sleep. Are you restless and uncomfortable? Here are some ways you can make your sleeping experience easier, from dropping off more quickly to simply sleeping better without being disturbed. You can also spare your husband your tossing and turning!
As the weeks pass and it becomes increasingly difficult to lie on your stomach or back without getting back pain or being unable to breathe, you will learn to adopt various side sleeping techniques, but you need something that supports your lower back and belly while you are lying down.
A quick modification to your bed, like a mattress overlay or mattress topper, can make the world of difference. It will make your bed softer, more supportive, and comfortable. The Mattress Warehouse sells several different types of mattress toppers. The overlays are made of foam, and can be high density foams, memory foam or latex, each with different characteristics. The latex and foam overlays are to make a bed firmer, whereas a memory foam overlay will make it softer and more supportive. Memory foam has the ability to sink around and under warmth and pressure without losing its support, so it works really well if you are in your second or third trimester, as it will mould around your growing stomach and give it space, while keeping it supported, making for more comfortable sleep. Heavier areas, like your baby bump and hips sink into the memory foam, but you will not feel like you’re sinking down into a hole, only being held more securely. If your mattress sags, then it will only worsen your back pain and sleeping problems, and an overlay can’t fix a sagging mattress, as it follows the shape of the mattress underneath it. If your mattress is sagging, it’s time to buy a new one.
One mattress type that you might want to consider if you are in the market for a new one because yours is sagging or simply because you want something special due to the pregnancy is a Simmons Beautrest. The secret with the Simmons beds is that you, as the pregnant woman who is up and down to go the bathroom or tossing and turning in bed to find the right position for your back, can’t bother your husband sleeping next to you. This is due to the way Simmons’ pocket coils are made as individual units. Each coil that moves or takes pressure doesn’t lean on the one next to it, keeping the motion from affecting your husband’s side of the bed. On the other hand, once you’ve finally dropped off, your hubby getting up early to leave for work won’t bother you either, so it’s a win-win for both of you. Other mattresses with pocket coils are Edblo and Rest Assured.
At The Mattress Warehouse, we well understand the need for a mattress that is comfortable and will help you to sleep well, no matter what stage of pregnancy you’re in. We also sells memory foam mattresses, which have a foam core and layer of memory foam on top, by Genessi, or spring mattresses with a “mattress topper” of memory foam on top, ie, a pillow top, by Silentnight! These are super soft and comfortable. Call us today on 0861 007 000 for assistance, or order your mattress online on our website and we will deliver to your door for free, and have our guys carry the bed in, so there’s no heavy lifting for you!