It’s easy to spot the bleary-eyed daze of a new parent – diaper bag in one hand, baby in the other. Between late night bottle-feedings and diaper changes, new parents often incur a severe sleep debt while caring for their newborn baby. Expecting parents are well aware that this next phase will be a rewarding but sleepless one, and well-meaning friends and family remind them to “Get some sleep while you can!”
But for pregnant women adjusting to the growing weight of her new baby bump, sleeping through the night is often easier said than done. The hormonal changes and physical discomfort associated with pregnancy can take a toll on a pregnant woman’s quality of sleep, long before her baby is born. I’ve certainly been there, and I’m pretty sure the only reason I seemed to sleep more when I was expecting my second child than my first was because chasing a toddler while working full-time and growing horizontally didn’t leave me much energy.
THE ULTIMATE PREGNANCY MATTRESS
The challenges of pregnancy can cause uncomfortable sleep for a variety of reasons — that change as your body changes. Germanbed mattresses are designed to evolve with you. Our component system easily reconfigures to compensate for your body changes during pregnancy — and back again, making the Germanbed an ideal pregnancy mattress.
PREGNANCY AND BACK PAIN
Back pain is almost assured during pregnancy — studies show between 50 to 70 percent of all pregnant women will suffer pain in their lower back. As the weight of the
fetus increases, your center of gravity shifts forward. To compensate for this shift in your posture, you naturally lean back, placing stress on the muscles in your lower back, which can lead to soreness and pain.
And back muscles don’t necessarily go to sleep when you do — they can stay tense if your mattress doesn’t provide proper, continuous support. Your muscles may never have a chance to relax and heal, leaving you to toss and turn at night