How to sleep better during the 3rd trimester

Growing a life inside you is your own little miracle but it is definitely a challenge, physically and emotionally. It is common to feel sleep deprived during pregnancy and the third trimester is the trickiest. Your belly is much bigger now, making mastering those pregnant sleep positions more difficult.

A study, published by the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology in 2011, found that sleep deprived pregnant women may have a harder labour. So, how can you make sure you get the rest you need at night? We look at some tips and tricks, as well as the best pregnant sleep positions, to help you get more sleep during that last stage of your pregnancy.

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2. Make friends with your pregnancy pillow

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You've tried all the pregnant sleep positions and still not getting the comfortable sleep you need? The solution could be a pregnancy pillow, also known as a maternity pillow. They can be bought from most maternity stores and cost around $30 to $70, depending on size and features.

Many pregnant women swear by these because they offer support for your belly, legs and upper body. We recommend choosing the L shaped type for best support.

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