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How to sleep when pregnant

Is sleeping for two making it difficult to get one decent night’s shut-eye? Read on for the best way to sleep when pregnant.

Benefits for you and baby

During pregnancy, quality sleep affects everything from you and your baby's health to relationships to stress levels.

Bump up your Zzzs

Try our tips to relieve the most common sleep issues as your baby goes from poppy seed to watermelon.
from guest blogger Katie Bower
A pregnant woman sleeping on her side using the Sleep Number In Balance Contour Pillow

Left is best

The best position to sleep when pregnant is on your left side because it enhances blood flow to the baby, your uterus and kidneys. It can also reduce potential swelling in the hands, feet and ankles.

The power of pillows

Properly placed pillows can make all the difference in getting a comfortable night’s sleep. Find pillows that fit you best with our PillowFit® quiz.

Expect more from your mattress

The Sleep Number® bed contours to your neck, shoulders, back and hips, decreasing 
the pressure that comes with sleeping on your side during pregnancy.
A Veteran and Paralympic athlete adjusts to motherhood.
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A World Champion and Olympic Gold Medalist on sleep during pregnancy.


Get your best rest during pregnancy and beyond with exclusive innovations, only from Sleep Number®.
The Sleep Number i8 Mattress
SLEEP NUMBER 360® i8 smart bed

Luxurious soothing comfort and pressure relief.

DualTemp Individual layer
DualTemp Individual Layer

Cooler or warmer. You decide.

Sleep Number ComfortFit classic pillow
ComfortFit Classic Pillow

Conforming comfort and soft support.

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