Trying to get a decent night’s sleep during the third trimester can be tough. According to a 1998 poll by the National Sleep Foundation 78% of women report more disturbed sleep during pregnancy than at other times.

Common sleep problems include:

Can I sleep on my back during pregnancy?

There are also guidelines to safe sleeping during pregnancy to take on board. Tommy’s research reveals that sleeping on your back after 28 weeks of pregnancy increases the risk of stillbirth. While they reassure mums to not be too anxious about it (risk of stillbirth is low at 1 in 200), it’s best to get into the habit of going to sleep on your side.

How to improve your night’s sleep

Sleep expert and osteopath Dr Rick Hussein recommends side-lying on a medium-firm mattress with a medium-firm pillow. To support the neck and avoid the shoulder shrugging up, your pillow should be dense but malleable, so you can tuck it down into the neck to the top of the shoulder. A quality, well-positioned pillow should support the head and the whole of the neck.

Pregnancy pillow

The Kally Pillow is perfect for use during pregnancy to support a side-lying peaceful night’s sleep. Developed by leading Harley Street doctors and osteopaths it’s the ultimate in hypoallergenic ergonomic pillows.

The Kally Pillow encourages you to sleep on your side, which is the healthiest position. It lies under your head, down your body and sits between your knees to support your neck, spine, and bump. It helps to take the pressure off all the key joints to help relieve aches and pains.

The one-size-fits-all Kally Pillow is not just maternity specific, it’s an investment that can be used beyond pregnancy by men, women and children over seven years old to improve health and quality of sleep in general.

Other tips for a peaceful night’s sleep

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