Louise Roe smiling, sitting in bed with hand over belly.

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Insider Story: My Secret Weapon for Sleep During Pregnancy

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Insider Story: My Secret Weapon for Sleep During Pregn

Brought to you by our featured guest blogger Louise Roe, author and founder of Front Roe.

Sleep is one of the most important things for anyone’s health, but it becomes even more crucial (and elusive) when you’re pregnant. I’m almost 9 months pregnant now, and the baby is not only getting quite big, but also loves to dance around at night (as a morning person, I hope we don’t have a night owl on our hands!). Finding a comfortable sleeping position can be tricky, but today I’m sharing one of my secret weapons for sleeping during pregnancy. I’ve shared my obsession with my Sleep Number® bed on the blog before, but it’s been especially life-saving during these last few months.


Louise Roe sitting in bed holding magazine Architectural Digest over face and peeking eyes out behind it.


Did you know you’re not supposed to sleep on your back when you’re pregnant? It can actually cut off circulation to a major vein that supplies blood flow to the baby, which is obviously very dangerous. As a back sleeper, this has taken some adjusting to. With my Sleep Number bed, I’m able to adjust it each night to fit my own personal standard of coziness (my Sleep Number setting), which honestly changes nightly. I can make the mattress softer, firmer, move up the legs to lessen pressure on my hips, or – as I’ve done lately – tilt up the pillow end, which somehow helps the baby calm down and stop kicking like a championship soccer player.


On the other hand, some nights being on my side feels best – so I’m able to lay it flat. I have a feeling this mattress is going to be even more of a lifesaver once I’m a mummy and feeding her constantly – being able to sit up at the push of a button is genius! Point is – with a constantly changing belly, it’s a godsend to be able to adjust my mattress accordingly. The best part is, your partner can do the same. You can both adjust the firmness separately, and to your liking, making this bed a great investment for newlyweds, or any couple that’s looking to get a better night’s rest that is uniquely tailored to each of their needs.


Louise Roe sitting in bed with eyes closed, hand on belly. Magazine and glass of water on lap.


For more tips on how to sleep well during pregnancy, visit Sleep Number’s blog.


This post was brought to you by Sleep Number. All thoughts and opinions, as always, are my own.


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