Pregnant and can’t sleep?
During the second and third trimesters; it’s essential for pregnant women to get quality sleep. But just when you need sleep the most, it can be challenging with a growing bump, pregnancy hormones, skin sensitivities and overall uncomfortableness. Finding the perfect sleeping position becomes more of a challenge and you’re left tossing and turning in bed all night. But with a little help of 2 companions: the best pregnancy sheets and pillows, they can make all the difference!
How to choose the best pregnancy pillow:
As your baby belly begins to grow more and more, sleeping becomes more of a challenge. Your bed may leave you limited options for safe and comfortable sleeping positions. Furthermore, as your belly begins to grow there is an added increase of pressure put on your body. Once you’re in the second and third trimesters; side sleeping ultimately becomes the only sleep position that is safe for both you and your baby. This position might not be ideal for those who are regularly stomach and back sleepers. This is where pregnancy pillows, full body pillows or pregnancy wedges come into play.
By using a pregnancy pillow, it allows for much more comfortable sleep. It also relieves pressure on your hips and back, and provides support to areas such as your knees or belly. Not all pregnancy pillows are created equal or are healthy for your skin. You could be looking for a pregnancy pillow for a back sleeper, side sleeper, stomach sleeper, back pain relief or for nursing. Make sure to choose a pregnancy pillow made from organic cotton or bamboo. When you sleep your pores open and chemicals can be absorbed through your skin and cause irritations, or make you hot. Pregnancy pillows work best when accompanied with bamboo pregnancy sheets. The best pregnancy sheets and pillows are described below.
How to choose the best pregnancy sheets:
When it comes to comfortable sleeping, your bed sheets play a crucial role and choosing the right ones can have a huge impact in your sleeping. When choosing your bed sheets keep in mind that you will probably get warmer than usual, so choose something that is light weight, breathable and cooling. BedVoyage undyed Ivory Bamboo Sheets are the best option for pregnancy.
As your baby bump continues to grow, its preferred to choose an ultra soft fabric that is not stiff or scratchy. This can irritate sensitive growing skin, an you don’t need that at this important time in your life. Lastly, make sure to stay away from dyed fabrics, microfiber sheets and cotton sheets. They often have harmful chemicals and formaldehyde which can be absorbed through your skin.
So what is the perfect bedding for pregnant women? Undyed Ivory Bamboo bed sheets are an excellent choice of bedding for pregnant women because they can provide a plethora of simple comfort benefits during pregnancy.
What are the benefits of Bamboo Sheets?
- COMFORTING – 100% rayon viscose from bamboo, luxuriously smooth against growing sensitive skin, similar to silk or cashmere
- HYPOALLERGENIC – our undyed fabric soothes sensitive and irritated skin, and skin-safe during pregnancy
- FRESHER LONGER – resistant to bacteria and odors, stays fresher during nursing
- HIGHLY BREATHABLE – fibers adjust to mother’s temperature helping mom to be sleep more soundly throughout the night
- ECO-FRIENDLY: Made from Certified Organically Grown and Farmed Bamboo, Panda safe
- OEKO-TEX CERTIFIED: Made In Green Certified, no harsh chemicals or dyes, safe for pregnant mothers and babies
- EASY CARE & DURABLE: wash on warm, dry on medium. Gets softer wash after wash
Due to their natural fibers and hypoallergenic qualities, bamboo bedding is a safe, healthy and excellent option for pregnant women. Especially if you are suffering from insomnia. Bamboo bedding is an effective germ and bacteria repellent, making them ideal for nursing mothers. There’s no other kind of bedding on the market today that can provide the durability, health benefits and comfort of undyed bamboo bedding. Bamboo sheets and bedding are recommended by many obstetricians, due to the beneficial factors that they provide.
Biggest take-away, pregnant women should see an immediate difference with their sleep by using a combination of undyed bamboo sheets and an organic pregnancy pillow, feel better – SLEEP BETTER ~