Sleep disruptions are quite prevalent during the first and third trimester of pregnancy. The need to urinate frequently coupled with the fact that there is chronic pain/discomfort associated with pregnancy causes the disturbance in the natural sleep cycle. This post highlights all the considerations while choosing a mattress during and after pregnancy because a good night’s rest is extremely vital for the proper functioning of the body.
The following post is a Picks and Buyer’s guide when it comes to all things mattress during pregnancy. So, all you pregnant women and compassionate family members out there take your time while finding the appropriate mattress. Make sure that the pregnancy is a comfortable and smooth experience.
Factors to consider
Consider the following factors while choosing a mattress during pregnancy.
The mattress thickness is entirely dependent on your preference and is quite obviously a personal choice. But our experts would like to point out that thicker profiles are better since it makes it easier to sit as well as to get up from lying down.
Consider the support
A mattress needs to provide a better quality support system when in use during the pregnancy days. This is essential since a right support mattress will align the spine correctly. It is also important to ease the soreness from sensitive areas during pregnancy.
On the contrary, a lot of support mattresses sag from the weight it experiences. This means the heavier part of the body during the pregnancy will make the mattress sag in areas when you lie down for rest. If there is a sagging even by an inch, there will be a lot of discomfort for would-be mother. So keep in mind the “firmness” of the mattress.
Go for a mattress that can conform
The ability of a bed to conform is the testament to the ability of the mattress, providing contouring to the body and the shape of the user/sleeper. The better the contouring with respect to the body, the better is the relief from pain as well as pressure and better-balanced support. Make sure of the conforming ability of the mattress to get the perfect rest.
It is vital to ensure both pain pressure relief and balanced support, so test-ride it and go horizontal on the mattress before you buy. Some mattress might offer to conform because of the gapped surface texture, but they will fail in case of delivering balanced support. If your mattress lacks in support, then it is not beneficial for pregnant women for long-term usage. So make your choice only after careful consideration.
The lifespan of the mattress
Keep in mind that the average lifespan for a mattress is around 6-7 years. So, it is ideal to get your old mattress replaced if it already past that age. Also, keep in mind that some mattress materials are not durable, so it is wiser to get them replaced even before the average lifespan. If there is visible sagging or indentation of the mattress, get it replaced as soon as possible.