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    Default Any tips for sleeping better?

    I've been pretty lucky with sleep so far, I've still been pretty comfortable getting to sleep up until about a week ago.

    Now, I'm pretty much awake all night. I sleep a little bit but not much. I'm up to go pee every couple of hours, which can't be helped I know, but my biggest problem is staying comfortable.

    I can get into a comfortable position, but after a little while its not so comfy anymore usually right when I'm about to drift off I get uncomfortable and have to roll over or move. Sleeping on my side is starting to hurt my shoulders. I used to sleep on my back and to be honest, I often wake up to find myself on my back anyway and I feel fine so is it really that big of a problem? Is it ok to sleep on my back slightly propped up by a pillow so I'm not totally flat?

    Any other ideas for comfortable ways to sleep?

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    I'm 36 wks preg and have been uncomfortable sleeping for the past month or so. The only thing that kinda works for me is i use a "bed buddy" it's this long rectangle pillow that I cuddle up to. I sleep on my side and I rest my belly on it and my knee (to keep my pelvis straight). I also rest pillows against my back which straightens my shoulders. I stay comfortable for quite awhile. But as my doc said " your 36 weeks pregnant, your never gonna get fully comfortable!". it is not recommended that you sleep on your back because it's harder on your body to get oxygen. Also it is said it ups the chance of a stillborn.( not sure how true that is). However, I think if you can prop yourself up where it's easy for you to breathe than do that if that makes you most comfortable.

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    I found at the end of my pregnancy

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    Woops cut me off! The only way I could sleep comfortably was on my back with my hips propped and tilted to one side which my doc said was fine. It is really tricky at the end though! Lots of pillows helps too!


 

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