Pregnancy Comfort – Recommended Ways to Sleep in a Recliner

If you are an expectant mother who is struggling to find a “good night’s” sleep after a long day of work, it’s no wonder that even your good old-fashioned bed no longer seems to be as comfortable as it used to be.

Since pregnancy is a beautiful experience, it certainly ushers in a multitude of challenges that include but are not limited to physical or anatomical changes in one’s body.

And it’s no wonder for me to assume that you are likely to want to commit to a recliner since it might be the next best thing and a perfect substitute to relax and have a restful slumber.

However, I would advise you to hold your horses as even a recliner cannot provide you with the leisure you might be looking for if not used properly!

In this guide, we will explore ways how to properly sleep in a recliner While Pregnant and even throw in a couple of extra tips to enhance your experience.

But before proceeding, here are a couple of things you might want to avoid.

A Couple Of Things To Avoid While Using A Recliner During Pregnancy

Feel free to skip through this section in case you simply want to know How To Properly Sleep In A Recliner While Pregnant, since these are preliminaries for a user that isn’t familiar with a recliner usage.

1. Choose The Right Size

This factor is undoubtedly directly correlated with an individual sleep cycle and certainly impacts comfort output based on an individual.

A recliner, even if it’s categorized as a flagship tier, in all its glory presenting you its multitude of bells and whistles, might not feel comfortable if you aren’t investing in the correct size.

You must also take into account that pregnancy leads to weight gain as well as drastic physical changes, especially in the torso; henceforth, never invest in a recliner that is solely oriented around your body prior to pregnancy.

Since anatomical incompatibility leads to discomfort, you might eventually put yourself and the baby at risk due to improper posture caused by congestion, and you might not get enough sleep, which is something you should always be looking out for.

2. Look Out For The Upholstery Type

Bigger doesn’t always mean better. Make sure you investigate the type of upholstery a recliner boasts.

Recliners that are designed to accommodate higher-weight classes often have stiffer upholstery to ensure peak elasticity when used by the correct weight dimension to ensure a comfortable position.

Taking that into account, any individual below the threshold may not find it as comfortable, causing more harm than good and might even disrupt your sleep routine.

Make sure you cross-check the weight threshold and leave some headroom, as you may gain weight down the road due to hormonal changes and a growing belly as pregnancy progresses.

3. Health Regulation Certifications 

This factor might indirectly tip the scales of the price tag, but the advantages it might provide undoubtedly overshadow any caveat it may pose to your financial standing.

Health regulations such as GreenGuard Certifications provide a sense of security for you and the baby and ensure minimal changes in risk or hazards.

4. Keep An Out For Price To Value Ratio

This might sound trivial to you but there are some brands that offer “Designer” edition recliners, these recliners are primarily oriented towards aesthetics and focus mainly towards cosmetic value.

Although I am not claiming the comfort level they provide isn’t on par with a traditional recliner, if you compare the prices, the price-to-value ratio usually surpasses the former category by twofold.

Comprehensive Guide On How To Properly Sleep In A Recliner While Pregnant

Let’s begin by taking a look at the few tips mentioned below,

1. Using the Right Angle

Positioning your body during pregnancy goes a long way toward providing wholesome sleep. Try to position your hips, lower back, and pelvis in the correct manner to prevent congestion or blood circulation issues, especially during the second and third trimesters.

Try to replicate the “Zero Gravity” position to manage and distribute your body accordingly, making it easy for you to breathe and relax while there is minimal stress on every joint of your body.

This will prevent sleep disorders like shortness of breath, sleep apnea, and insomnia from developing, which could possibly impact your sleep and wake cycles and will help you achieve better sleep quality.

If you aren’t familiar with Zero Gravity positioning or don’t know how to achieve it, make sure you alleviate your body by reclining the backrest by keeping it at 120-130 degrees, giving you a feeling of complete suspension and relieving stress and unnecessary pressure on the pivotal parts of your body.

Such zero gravity orientation is extremely helpful as it not only offers you sound sleep but also provides extra support for your developing fetus, as the blood vessels aren’t congested if you change sleep positions.

2. Enhance Your Lumbar Support For Sleeping Positions

Most mid-tier and flagship recliners offer remarkable lumbar support, however, during pregnancy the curvature of the spine is changed to a certain degree depending on your weight and physical stature.

Henceforth, use pillows or mini cushions to support your lower back and pelvis in a healthy, upright position so that blood circulation from your heart to your lower body is in ideal condition.

Additionally, you could also use a body pillow to provide customized support and alleviate discomfort in various areas, such as under your belly, between your knees, or behind your back, adapting to your changing body shape and preferences throughout your pregnancy, offering comfortable sleep positions.

For expecting mothers who avoid lying flat, a reclining chair with contoured lumbar supports works wonders in case you have trouble sleeping position comfortably at night due to back pain or discomfort.

3. Take Advantage of the Utilities

As mentioned before, some Chesterfield also go over and beyond by offering not just a comfort zone for your body so you can sleep or take a nap easily but also mind-blowing features such as TUV actuators to prevent stress and even orient the recliner with a push of a button which is an absolute godsend for pregnant women.

It also provide support to your lower and upper body and prevents fetal vulnerability all while encouraging healthy sleep.

In addition to that, cup holders, lumbar heating, and massaging features also help aid the body by regulating sleep and promoting a healthy lifestyle and mental well-being, which directly contributes to a pregnancy’s individual sleep cycle.

4. Wear Comfortable Attire

Tight and congested clothes are usually the bane of improper sleep and cause restlessness and agitation.

Make sure you wear something breathable and relaxing, such as maternity clothing, which offers loose fitting and elasticity to prevent sweat build-up that may otherwise disturb you and could even cause acid reflux, which is the last thing you would want to happen to be a pregnant woman.

You can also read: 7 Proven Recliners For Breastfeeding

Bottom Line

I am pretty confident that following my advice described above will make a world of a difference for your mental well-being and your lifestyle. 

However, keep in mind that it’s always in your best interest that you consult with your Healthcare professional or healthcare provider beforehand in case you are still suffering from sleep-related issues, as you never know what might be the root cause of the phenomena, even if you followed all the steps I mentioned above.

Feel free to comment below if you still have queries related to how to properly sleep in a recliner while pregnant. I would be much obliged to sort you out.

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