A common misconception is that a pregnant woman should not sleep on her backor that she should only sleep on her left side, however this is not accurate information. Pregnant women can trust their bodies to keep the baby safe while sleeping. Sleep however you are comfortable, whether on your back, on your belly or hanging from your toes! Over the course of your pregnancy, you will likely find yourself changing sleep positions and patterns to accommodate your changing body and baby.
Things to Try:
- Limit physical exercise at bedtime
- Take a warm bath before bedtime
- Drink a glass of warm milk before retiring to bed
- Chamomile tea or Sleepytime tea
If none of the remedies above work you may try taking Unisom or Tylenol PM 2 tablets only when absolutely necessary