When you're pregnant, it's important that you're well supported while you sleep. Pregnant women are bombarded with information about how to look after themselves and their unborn baby. Leaflets, magazine articles, television programmes, doctors, midwives and well-meaning friends and family all take the time to give advice - whether wanted or not. It's important to remember that pregnancy is a time of great change as far as the body is concerned and, as the baby grows, you need to ensure that you have the support you need when you're sleeping, and that you get as much sleep as you can. Before the baby is born Sleeping when heavily pregnant can be uncomfortable. There are few positions that you can sleep in and yet you need lots of sleep in order to have the energy you need to continue working, or for preparing for the baby's arrival. If you are already sleeping on a mattress that's over 10 years old, you may want to think about getting a new one. A firmer mattress might give you the additional support you need - particularly across the middle, as it's your hips and lower spine that need particular support in general, and especially when pregnant. If you can't afford a new mattress, consider buying a mattress topper, which will provide you with an additional layer of comfort. A memory foam topper may be ideal because the foam will mould to your body no matter how often you change position during the night. After the baby is born Once your baby is born, you will find that your sleep is interrupted for some time. For those having their first baby, and with no experience of waking up several times each night, it's a shock to the system, and it's essential that you have a comfortable bed and mattress so that you can snatch as much sleep as possible whilst your baby is also sleeping. A good, supportive mattress means that you won't be tossing and turning trying to get back to sleep, but will be able to sleep easily and comfortably, making you much better at handling broken nights. Mattress Next Day is probably the largest mattress superstore on the internet. Selling a wide range of mattresses from leading manufacturers, we can offer quality mattresses at fantastic prices. Our next day delivery service is free or, if you prefer, you can select your own delivery date. We can even guarantee delivery before 9.30am on request. Take a look at our range of mattresses now at www.mattressnextday.co.uk, or call us on 0844 3911 222 for more information.