Tomorrow I will be exactly 24 weeks pregnant. And although there have been more than a few challenges here and there when it comes to my growing belly, one of the biggest has been a raging case of insomnia. It's not just the fact that there is an increasingly large object attached to what was once my stomach either. I already had back problems, and even before pregnancy, I had trouble getting comfortable while sleeping. I was also a devout stomach sleeper, and when you're pregnant, you are only supposed to sleep on your side (preferably the left one). So needless to say, a good night's sleep was never an easy feat for me, and became even more difficult once I got pregnant.
All of that changed, however, when the fine folks over at Bump Nest contacted me about trying out one of their pregnancy pillows. I'd already tried two other body pillows during my pregnancy, and they both felt really unnatural to me, so I was a little skeptical. But when I saw the unique shape of these (and how seriously cute the covers were), I figured it couldn't hurt to give it a try. And you guys. Wow. No, really. These things are amazing. My 'pregsomnia' has, for the most part, become a thing of the past.
My favorite away to position my Bump Nest pillow is as a candy cane shape, with the shorter side against my back. It keeps my spine aligned properly, relieves pressure, and prevents me from rolling over onto my back or stomach. There are endless ways to position it though, and you don't have to be pregnant to reap its benefits. My husband has back issues too, and I let him try it out one night. He loved it so much that we're considering getting one for him as well. Along with the shape, the level of firmness is perfection. It's much softer than the other body pillows I've tried, but still firm enough to provide proper support for my bump and back. I'm also in love with the yellow floral case I chose. Our bedroom is very neutral with lots of whites and greys, so it's a nice little pop of cheery color. The cases are zippered and washable, which is a major bonus. I'm being completely honest when I tell you that my sleep has improved ten-fold with this thing.
And now for the the best part - Bump Nest is generously offering one lucky Bubby and Bean reader a Bump Nest Body Pillow in the pattern/color of your choice (valued at $89)! Whether you have a baby on the way or just want a better night sleep, this body pillow is a life saver.
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This giveaway will run through September 19th. The winner's name will be randomly chosen and announced shortly after. A huge thank you to Bump Nest for partnering with me on this post, for sending me one their incredible pillows, and for offering Bubby and Bean's readers a chance to win one of their own!