I sleep on my side or stomach. In fact, I start out on my side and end up on my stomach, but pregnancy changed that. As my baby bump grew, I had a hard time getting comfortable. I’d end up on my back and wake up with a mouth so dry my tongue felt like a piece of leather. I kept a glass of water on the nightstand to wet my mouth, but that caused me to get up to go to the bathroom during the night. All I wanted was a good night’s sleep. Pregnancy can already make you a little more tired than usual and not sleeping well just exacerbated the situation for me.
My girlfriend suggested a pregnancy pillow and showed me hers. It wasn’t what I was expecting. It was almost as long as she was tall and shaped similar to the letter “J.” I admit I was skeptical. She placed it on the bed said, “Try it.” I didn’t even really know how to try it. Which end was the top?
She climbed onto the bed and showed me. “The bottom of the pillow goes between your legs like this.” She tucked it between her legs. “It relieves pressure on your hips.” She showed me how the long part of the pillow could go around my belly or my back, with the top supporting my head. It actually surprised me how comfortable it was. She told me it was a Snoggle Pregnancy Pillow. I liked it, but when I learned it was made by Leacho I found they offered other pregnancy pillows and decided on the All Nighter. I could curl up in this pillow and almost forget I was pregnant.
I have to confess, it’s a great body pillow when you’re not pregnant, too. It holds my body comfortably, no strain on my joints, and I wake up refreshed. My husband was eyeing my pillow and I told him I’d earned it. He laughed, but it wouldn’t surprise me if he went out to buy a pregnancy pillow for himselfâ€”uh-hum, I mean a total body pillow.
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