Side sleeping

My shoulder blades hurt when I keep sleeping on the sides. Any ways to relieve this?

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Oh, I understand how uncomfortable that can be. Side sleeping is often recommended during pregnancy, but it can sometimes lead to shoulder pain. Here are a few tips that might help you find some relief: 1. **Pillow Support**: Try using a body pillow or multiple pillows to support your body. Placing a pillow between your knees can help align your spine and reduce pressure on your shoulders. 2. **Change Sides**: Alternate sides if possible, to prevent prolonged pressure on one shoulder. 3. **Proper Mattress**: Ensure your mattress provides adequate support. Sometimes a mattress that's too soft or too firm can contribute to shoulder pain. 4. **Stretches and Exercises**: Gentle stretching exercises, especially focusing on the shoulders and upper back, can help relieve tension and improve your comfort. 5. **Warm Compress**: Applying a warm compress to your shoulder area before bed can help relax the muscles and alleviate pain. 6. **Consult a Specialist**: If the pain persists, it might be a good idea to consult with a physiotherapist or a chiropractor who can provide personalized advice and treatment. Being pregnant comes with its own set of challenges, so it's important to find ways to make yourself as comfortable as possible. I hope these suggestions help you get a better night's sleep!

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I didnt get any pregnancy pillows cause it is too big for my bed and takes lots of space. So what I did when I was pregnant is that constantly switching sides or ask help from my husband to get me a very good massage.

I went to YouTube how to sleep on my side for shoulder pain and the tips from there worked! I can’t rmb the video alr though but it’s about the angle of your arm and shoulders

Same, I just endure the pain or switch sides. :( sometimes getting a pillow support helps


i constantly switch sides... didnt need to get preg pillows but u could try

Get a better or higher pillow.