The Snoozle slide sheet blog - Tips for sleeping with pain

Can slide sheets help your condition?

Can slide sheets help your condition?

  When you’re struggling with discomfort and a lack of mobility, it can be quite daunting for your mental health, recovery and quality of life. T...

Using Slide Sheets To Continue Living Independently

Using Slide Sheets To Continue Living Independently

  Living independently is one of the most difficult things to give up. You’ve created a home and it’s your own; the idea of moving out of it, even ...

Turning over in bed is easy with slide sheets like the Snoozle

Turning over in bed is easy with slide sheets like the Snoozle

There are few things worse than being unable to turn over in your own bed. Not only is it difficult to find a comfortable position but it can take...

My Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) in pregnancy was mistaken for Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)

My Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS) in pregnancy was mistaken for Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)

A couple of days ago was the World awareness day for Ankylosing Spondylitis so I thought I'd write my story and why I started the Snoozle slide sheet business.

4 Techniques for Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) Relief

PGP in pregnancy makes you crazy.
If you are suffering from PGP, you might feel a bit like jumping off a cliff and the sooner the better. You have yet to figure out how to sleep when pregnant. Those shooting pains in your rear and the burning or knife point pain in your hips and back are now the bane of your existence. I'm sure you didn't seek us out so that we could remind you of every little ache and pain. Let's look at some of the best ways to soothe your aching body and soul... Read more!

If you have Pelvic Girdle Pain we'd like to help you sleep!

The Snoozle maternity slide sheet can help you sleep
Sleeping when you are pregnant is a difficult task for most women. Your body has changed and you now have to situate your stomach which is the size of a beach ball while trying to find a comfortable position. But, yet, if you suffer with pelvic girdle pain, then you have even more reasons to hate getting in and out of bed. Getting sleep when pregnant is not an easy thing to do and it only gets harder once the baby arrives. This means you want to do your best to get a good night’s sleep while you can... Learn more!

3 annoying pregnancy sleep problems

Pregnancy sleep problems

Did you know that when you are pregnant, you might get very tired. I'm kidding! Of course you know. Growing a baby is hard work. You are supplying your baby with all the nutrients he or she needs in order to grow into a healthy little human being and that takes a lot of eating (woohoo!) and resting on your part. I get kind of exhausted just thinking about it. My youngest will be 4 in a few days and I'm still tired... Read more.

 

Sleeping with severe Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP)

Pregnancy related PGPSince you‘re here, reading this blog post, I suppose you already know that pregnancy can be quite uncomfortable, especially in the third trimester. We all know that it's best to be as well rested as possible to care for your new born baby, but pregnancy symptoms can make resting extremely difficult. Many pregnant women get PGP (Pelvic Girdle Pain) during pregnancy. 
Amongst other things, the pain associated with PGP can make falling asleep a struggle. Pregnancy insomnia is definitely a thing, and it can make you frustrated beyond belief.... Read more!

Important tip: Explain your Pelvic Girdle Pain (PGP) to people

Tell people about your PGPMost pregnant women who have suffered from PGP, which is quite common during pregnancy but varies in severity, have heard others dismiss their experience by saying that pain is “typical” and “to be expected” during pregnancy. Some of these people are well-meaning while others are not, but either way no one wants to be told that the pain is acceptable. It's almost weird to think about, but these types of comments are pretty common:

"It can't be that bad."... Read more

Make sleeping while pregnant more comfortable

Tired in the third trimesterMany pregnant women find it very hard to sleep, especially in the later months, when you start getting much bigger and more weight is put on your back and hips. I should know it, this here is a picture of me when I was pregnant with my third little girl (nr. 2 is with me in the picture). I was severely sleep deprived, puffy and in a world of pain. I usually had crutches but they're not in the picture. I decided to share it with you, even if it's not the best picture of me. There are many things that can cause you to have trouble sleeping, including discomforts, aches, frequent urination, and heartburn... Read more