Turns out there IS a right side for sleeping on when you are pregnant
It always struck me as a little ironic how everyone always tell pregnant women to 'make sure you get your sleep now, before baby comes.'
Like, do you even know how hard getting a good night sleep when you are pregnant really is? Between trying to get comfortable because, you know, bump, and four million trips to the loo and the heartburn and so and and so forth, I always found myself thinking that no crying baby could possibly make me sleep less than I did when I was pregnant.
But experts now claim there is a trick that could be worth trying if you too are struggling to get your Z's at night when you are expecting. How? By sleeping on your left side.
Never mind the pregnancy pillow – although those are great too – instead – according to American Pregnancy Association, you should be getting cozy on your left side when you go to bed at night, as this means you are better able to get vital nutrients to the fetus and placenta and less likely to put unnecessary pressure on your liver.
Die-hard right-sider? Just try and see how you get on switching sides – if not, don't beat yourself up about it. We're pretty sure that as long as you avoid sleeping flat down on your stomach, you are probably doing OK.