Pregnancy is a beautiful period of a woman’s life, to be enjoyed to the fullest. A happy mother gives birth to a healthy child, we all are aware of that. During the pregnancy period, if the mother goes through any kind of discomfort, the same is passed on to the unborn child. This, sleeping well, is a matter of great importance during this time, more so in the advanced stages of pregnancy.
Pregnant women have a number of problems to deal with. They are:
- Morning sickness
- Back pain
- Acid Reflux
- Skin Irritations
The main reason behind these problems is lack of proper sleep, which arises due to inappropriate body position during sleep. Discomfort during sleeping leads to disturbed sleep patterns, excessive change of position, excessive pressure on the spinal cord etc. As, the baby grows, the discomfort level increases, as it starts occupying the limited space inside the woman’s body, leading to a space crunch for the organs of the pregnant woman. This period calls for the best maternity pillow in the market, to get a night’s peaceful sleep.
A large number of pregnancy pillows throng the market. But, we have to use our judgment to find out what suits our body best, be it bean pillows or wedge pillows which only give support to one part of the body at a time or the Full length pillow or Body pillow which will give support to the entire body. The material it is made of is of prime importance as well. There are a variety of materials that the different body pillows are made of – Styrofoam, polyester, micro beads, organic fillings, memory foams etc. These fillings have the qualities of inducing sound sleep, they adjust to the shape of your body and some are anti-bacterial and completely washable.
There are other factors to consider, as well, when deciding upon a maternity pillow. They are:
- Pillow size
- Body type
The best for over all comfort will be a Body Pillow which is generally U or C – shaped. Now, finding the best pregnancy body pillow should not be a hassle, as the parameters on which to judge our purchase has been set.
The body pillows offered by several brands are PerfectSleep, Leachco Snoogle Total Body Pillow, PharMe Doc Full Body Pregnancy Pillow, and Queen Rose Full Pregnancy Body Pillow. These pregnancy body pillows are suited to different body postures and varied levels of comfort.
According to market surveys, PerfectSleep has been found to be the best rated pregnancy pillow. The U-shaped pillow offers perfect support to the mother. And it is completely washable. The pillow has a cooling effect on the neckline and is easily adapted to sofas and chairs as well. The price is another pick, at a cost of below $100; it can also be used after delivery.
All the Body pillows available in the market have their pros and cons. Having listed the qualities to look for, it is upto you to decide the best option, as per your body types and necessities.