Every pregnancy is different, they say, and every once in a while “they” get something right! I am expecting our fifth child in about six weeks. This is the first pregnancy during which I’ve had trouble sleeping. Oh, I have heard other people complain about problems with sleep during pregnancy, but have never struggled with it…until now! As soon as I lie down, this little guy decides to wake up, and I’m certain he’s going to be a boxer because, boy, he is getting a lot of practice! Still, it’s not just going to sleep that is the problem, but staying asleep. Sigh.
On Mattress Find I read that I should be sleeping on my left side. Now I’ve always been told that it’s best to sleep on your side during pregnancy, but I didn’t realize that sleeping on the left side aids kidney function and may even aid in providing nutrients to the baby. Maybe my baby is waking me up because he is uncomfortable. Or maybe I’m just waking up because I am uncomfortable.
This led me to question my mattress. Mattress Find states that the average mattress lasts about 5 to 7 years. I gasped! My mattress, let’s see…has a history! It came with my husband. He used it growing up and…(wait for it) it was his parents’ mattress before that! As a matter of fact, in the last year I’ve been noticing that it sinks in the middle, so in my sleep I wake up and fight to get myself back up my mountain edge where I’m not being squashed by my husband’s sleeping form.
Hmm, maybe it’s not so much the baby after all. Clearly it’s time for a new mattress!
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