Sleep on your side
Doctors would usually ask you to sleep on your side especially if you are already in the third trimester of pregnancy. Sleeping on your back can cause some blockage to vital blood vessels going to your womb, which might restrict the oxygen supply of the baby.
Use pregnancy pillows
Some mothers need the aid of pillows for them to be able to sleep more comfortably. There are pregnancy pillows that you can buy in the market. But you can also just put regular pillows in between your bent knees and on the side of/under your belly.
Improve your sleeping environment
This means that you should sleep in a room where it is dark and away from many electronic devices. It is also important to sleep at a temperature that is comfortable for you.
Do not overeat
Although maintaining a healthy diet and getting proper nutrition during pregnancy is important, you should also remember not to overeat. Overeating can cause heartburn, which will cause problems to your breathing.
Eat frequently but in small amounts to avoid getting heartburn.
Relax before going to bed
Doing some light and relaxing activities before going to bed can drastically improve your overall quality of sleep during pregnancy. You can choose to have a shower, listen to music, or even do some light reading before going to sleep.
It might seem contradictory to ask a mother to do a little physical activity while being ordered to undergo bed rest. But again, the potential risks of inactivity can pose more serious health problems. Leisure walks, even just around the house, are recommended.