Pregnancy is a physically challenging period for women.
As the body grows and expands to provide space for the baby that grows inside it, pregnant women experience a variety of physical difficulties, from nausea and cramps to chronic pain in the body.
Most women will find it challenging to enjoy quality sleep during pregnancy because of all sorts of reasons:
Contractions and stretches in the uterus – the longer the pregnancy progresses, the more the uterus grows and stretches, and trains for contractions before birth. This can cause discomfort and sometimes pain.
Back pain – As a result of the growth of the abdomen and the change in the posture of the body, the spine continues forward and curves because of the weight of the belly, which affects the entire back area and there are more painful pressure points along the spine that needs extra support during sleep.
Frequent urination – Due to excessive pressure on the bladder, it is necessary to get up at night more often.
Blocked air passages – As a result of weight gain and the expansion of the body and blood vessels, the pressure is also created in the respiratory passages in the nose that swell – so many women receive complaints from the partners about snoring in pregnancy, when they never snore. Do not worry; it’s a passing phenomenon.
Increase in body temperature – the body of a pregnant woman works harder around the clock to produce what is needed and maintain two life systems and sometimes even 3 or 4 in the case of twins or triplets, so the pulse is probably rising and hotter.
During sleep, if you do not have a mattress with the ability to isolate temperature, it will cause an increase in body temperature during sleep, excessive sweating and as a result sleep more difficult.
Choosing a comfortable, high-quality mattress or padding for a mattress can be critical in influencing the quality of sleep and quality of life for pregnant women (and their partners because when they are not asleep, they do not sleep either).
How to choose a mattress for pregnant sleep?
There are some factors that pregnant women should consider when choosing a mattress for sleep.
One of the most important parameters is the ability to fit into the body of the mattress.
The ideal mattress will hug the body tightly to help support and straighten the spine, and relieve pain and discomfort.
Even after the birth, it is important to sleep on a quality mattress that will support the back, since it takes time until the spine straightens back and the center of gravity of the body changes with the birth of the baby and the return of the abdomen to a more natural state.
Also, mattresses with isolation from movement and technology that generates minimal noise can be of great value to couples, since pregnant women do not usually sleep continuously, move a lot until they find a good position and even get up to the toilet several times a night.
Using a mattress with a memory sponge or a mattress claw, which is an extra layer on the mattress, so there is no need for costly expenditure, can provide a solution that will improve your sleep quality wonderfully.
The viscose provides comfort to the body that improves the spinal position on the mattress, reducing pressure points in the neck, shoulders, lower back, and pelvic area, especially sensitive during pregnancy and in advanced stages.
It is essential that at least at night, the back will have good support that will allow the body to be in a state of relaxation with a significant reduction of pressure, leading to better sleep and quality.
The claw and memory foam mattresses (visco) are also optimal for sleeping on the side, which is considered the most healthy for pregnant women in all semesters (it is recommended to sleep on the left side to improve blood flow to the heart during sleep).
Maintaining body temperature is also an essential element in sleep quality since many pregnant women raise body temperature during sleep.
The added advantage of viscose mattresses is that they made of insulating materials that keep the body temperature, prevent it from overheating, and these are all essential components of quality sleep in pregnancy.
A bed that absorbs the minimum body temperature and remains at room temperature is considered optimal for pregnant women.