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Aargh! I can't sleep? Is it just me?

(68 Posts)
BadMissM Fri 30-Nov-12 03:18:46

Being awake all night was one of the things that caused me to take a pregnancy test...and yes I was. But this is getting ridiculous. Went ot bed at 11.00, and finally got up half an hour ago at 2.30, having had not a minute of sleep. It's driving me mad. Anyone else?

KatyJ26 Fri 30-Nov-12 03:58:32

Not pregnant snotty baby attached to me which is why I'm not asleep so no pearls of wisdom, just didn't want you to feel on your own

ScubaSarah Fri 30-Nov-12 04:25:24

BadMissM, me too sad driving me and DH crazy and I have a 2.5 hour commute so I desperately need some rest! I'm hoping it's cos my mind is over active and excited (only got my BFP last Sunday) and will settle soon. Hope you get some sleep xx

Pochemuchka Fri 30-Nov-12 04:45:26

Poor you!

I'm wide awake too. I manage to sleep the first part of the night but come 2,3,4 am I am a total insomniac!
Looks like DD (3) is having the same problems as she's just come into bed with me! smile

Chuckaluck Sat 01-Dec-12 05:57:03

I am exactly the same. Only 5 weeks but not had a decent nights sleep in the last week. Hormones are clearly sending me mad! Waking up to pee (which I have never done before!) and then can't go back to sleep. Am exhausted so you are definitely not alone!

cogitosum Sat 01-Dec-12 05:58:53

I'm exactly the same at 7 weeks! Morning everyone!

plonko Sat 01-Dec-12 06:12:46

Oh dear, 27 weeks here and getting up to pee then staying awake is just a regularity now. I tend to go to bed around 10pm these days!! Need to get up for work in an hr and I think I'll be like I zombie today!

MaMaPo Sat 01-Dec-12 06:15:04

You're not alone - I'm 38 weeks today and have been awake since 3.45am. It's not been consistently like this throughout the pregnancy though - just got a bit worse the last couple of weeks.

charllie Sat 01-Dec-12 06:15:23

I'm the same. Fall asleep fine then from 1 onwards most nights wake for a wee and that's me awake til almost 6 some days. The alarm goes off at 6.45 sad I'd be happy with waking for wees every hour if I could get back to sleep again lol

plonko Sat 01-Dec-12 06:19:57

I can't get comfy. The crappy plumbing in this house is groaning. The cat is running up and down the stairs and making demon noises. How did I not notice this before? angry

Luckily dp is staying at a friends so I don't also have to endure his snoring while I lie awake. And I ordered my pushchairs at night which has got me all excited! Swings and roundabouts eh?

EggyM Sat 01-Dec-12 06:51:15

And I thought I was just not sleeping because I was stressed/ excited / nervous - but clearly reading the above this is all normal! I am 5+2 weeks and have been exhausted at work this week yet am wide awake at 5am each morning - including today - Saturday!!

RooneyMara Sun 02-Dec-12 08:02:17

Oh dear...yes I have no idea what it does to us but I can't sleep either and I'm 35 weeks.

Strangely I managed it in the first trimester, and most of the day as I was sooooo knackered, it was like I'd been drugged. (even when I wasn't taking phenergan)

pregnancy is so wonderful innit

2blessed Sun 02-Dec-12 08:08:59

Was ok in first trimester but since then 8 hour sleeps have been rare. Am 37 weeks today and been pottering around since 4... Grab the rest whenever you can

RooneyMara Sun 02-Dec-12 08:16:31

Problem for me is needing to wee approximately once an hour. hmm

I keep imagining how nice it would be to have a bed pan.

Bunnychan Sun 02-Dec-12 09:48:47

I go through stages! One night I sleep like a baby, then the next, once I wake up I can't sleep. Got my evening loo trips down to two a night now I'm 15+3. Bet it goes up again towards the end tho lol x

TwitchyTail Sun 02-Dec-12 09:49:46

I wake up at 3-4am every night for a pee, and have worked out that this is the perfect time to stick a joint of something in the oven at the weekend. We're having delicious slow-roast lamb for lunch today for this very reason. Look on the bright side! grin

plonko Sun 02-Dec-12 10:29:11

Good work twitchy! I tend lie there seething....

BadMissM Fri 07-Dec-12 19:48:57

Only in first trimester, and have managed maybe one uninteruppted night's sleep in weeks! (and that was the day we moved house....) The night before we moved house managed a grand total of about 2 hours sleep. It's driving me insane. Am really tired in the daytime, but if I sleep then am even worse at night!!! I packed half of the boxes for moving house at 3am...

mrsXsweet Sat 08-Dec-12 03:46:39

I'm awake, got to be up in 2.5 hours. Will feel like shit all day but if I slept during the day I would sleep even less at night. Baby due in 2wks so
It is only going to get worse!

MumOfTwoCats Sat 08-Dec-12 04:00:57

Hi I'm awake also. 21+6. Acid plus snoring husband. Managed 11-1.30, nothing since. now I've had two glasses of milk and am sitting upright in bed!

Luckily don't have any plans for tomorrow except housework that can wait!

Librarina Sat 08-Dec-12 04:15:06

It's boring isn't it. I've woken up hungry and too hot. DH hasn't even come to bed yet, he's playing Trivial Pursuit (1988 edition) and drinking Whisky with friends downstairs...AND THEY'RE LAUGHING!

BadMissM Sat 08-Dec-12 09:28:27

Librarina Bah to noisy DH! Mine fidgets, and wakes me up everytime I finally start drifting by making funny noises, snoring, or trying to cuddle me in his sleep.... arrrrrrrgh!

I can't get comfy, the tiniest noise wakes me up, (am usually light sleeper but this is ridiculous). Between 10 and 8 am think I managed about 2 hours in fits and starts. Saw every hour pass on DH's annoyingly bright alarm clock....

Also stressing at 3am about unpacking house! smile

BadMissM Sat 15-Dec-12 02:44:07

Back to the not sleeping. Bah to these hormones, am so tired, but not able to sleep!

confuddledDOTcom Sat 15-Dec-12 03:54:19

I'm 28 weeks and having almost constant contractions for a few weeks but tonight they're the strong painful type. Not regular enough to wake the husband (who's on the sofa due to my lack of sleep) but enough to keep me awake.

BadMissM Sat 15-Dec-12 11:02:39

confuddled I haven't even got to that stage yet! I'm only 8-9 weeks, but haven't slept for most of those.

Annoyingly, I'm usually quite ill, but most of symptoms have abated since was pg. But sleep.. feel perpetually exhausted!

confuddledDOTcom Sat 15-Dec-12 11:15:21

I hope you don't get to this stage or at least not until much later. it's driving me up the wall at the moment sad I always go early and hate this messing my body does until I go. makes me constantly nervous sad

BadMissM Sat 15-Dec-12 19:22:22

I was like that when I had my daughter.... Mine at the moment is apparently just hormaonal, but driving me insane!

confuddledDOTcom Sun 16-Dec-12 00:47:38

Do you have an irritable uterus? Mine started really early on this time, I kept saying I knew I wasn't pregnant because I felt like I was due on (no cycle because of BFing) but it was my IU. By 16 weeks they were intrusive, 20 weeks I started to get them regular and about two weeks ago I went in and was having proper contractions, just weren't doing anything so they let me go home. Since then I'm constantly hard (not meaning to sound rude blush) some are really painful, some I only notice if my hands are on my bump at the time. I'm exhausted because they seem to start up strong in the evening and go through the night until I fall asleep at silly o'clock exhausted, usually calmed down by the time I wake up again.

BadMissM Sun 16-Dec-12 16:12:48

Might be, I know it was also retroverted last time which caused no end of fun. I'm already having moments where it's hard (gosh, that does sound rude, doesn't it) when I'm getting tired. Was like that with DD too. Ended up giving birth to DD early, as how can you tell when constant constractions turn into real ones, esp with first baby? Got shouted at by hospital for not knowing!

confuddledDOTcom Mon 17-Dec-12 01:56:36

Same here! My first came at 19+6, I'd been to A&E the night before and told it was a UTI so I martyred on (having full on contractions) because I had to do labour soon so I'd better well handle a UTI! Got diagnosed as autoimmune, got treated, no expectation to deliver early. At 31 weeks I had a scan, was having pains but they thought nothing of it, even called a doctor round from triage who said it was nothing. About 4 hours later I was shopping with a note pad (I've got to do real labour eventually you know...) and decided to go to hospital, crash section with GA just over an hour after getting there! Next time they decided that as I had been seen and missed in my two previous pregnancies I was to take BH seriously and get checked out. Got to 23+6, after three hours of regular BH I decided to go to hospital. Tested positive for fibronectin so the drip was put up and I was started on steroids. Fortunately I held off for 11 weeks (probably because she was IUGR) but every two weeks I was back in because I wasn't sure if this was it this time. Last time got to 23+6 BH every two minutes so went in, negative fibronectin, carried on getting "BH" went in probably every 3 weeks. Got a positive at 33 weeks so given steroids and kept in, delivered at 34 weeks. This is the first time it's been more than BH and someone has said they could palpate the contractions, they're coming pretty hard and fast but not doing anything. I have always gone in "to be sure" because even now on #5 I don't know and with my history they'd rather just check me out.

If doctors don't know when I'm having real contractions, I'm not taking the risk!

Hope things go easier for you this time smile

BadMissM Mon 17-Dec-12 10:01:49

I know, you're supposed to miraculously know when they have no idea themselves? That's great! It's something I am keeping a serious eye on this time after last time!

confuddledDOTcom Mon 17-Dec-12 12:43:16

Most women know the difference but when it's something you've been putting up with for weeks it's not so easy. Last time I did have an inkling, I was already in hospital and had a positive FFN so I knew it was close. I slept really well for the first time in a week but woke when I had a contraction. When I woke up I got a MW as soon as I could (after drugs round, breakfast and the lady opposite having decels) to put me on the monitor. With the others I've not really known though.

rosamarina Mon 17-Dec-12 12:58:32

Oh, this has started happening to me this past week or so and it's so annoying! Fall asleep like a light when I go to bed, then wake up for a wee and can't get back to sleep for hours, I'm completely wide awake. And it's really frustrating because DS1 has JUST started to sleep through the night on a regular basis and I would love to be able to do the same but now my body isn't cooperating. I have SPD, which isn't helping - it's not painful so long as I lie very still in one position all propped up with pillows, but then I get stiff and sore and want to wiggle about, but when I do it hurts more.

BadMissM Mon 17-Dec-12 17:11:48

Rosmarina Poor you! I have upper back problems, and have had to come off of most of my meds (which included sleeping tablets). I just want to get some sleep too!! I can damn well sleep in the afternoon, but if I do that I have no chance of sleeping at night!

Zorra Mon 17-Dec-12 17:27:56

Ugh, I get to sleep ok then I wake up in the early hours and lie there thinking enraged thoughts and winding myself up. Sigh.

BadMissM Mon 17-Dec-12 20:00:36

Zorra know the feeling!!!

Splinters Mon 17-Dec-12 20:34:50

It's unbearable lying awake when you're so knackered! I'm 30+2 now and getting maybe two decent nights' sleep a week. I always want company but feel like looking at a screen might make things worse.. I prefer it when the baby's wriggling a bit actually, at least it's something to entertain myself with instead of thinking about all the things that seem so much worse in the middle of the noght.

confuddledDOTcom Tue 18-Dec-12 07:14:02

well I think I'm done for sleep for awhile. looks like baby is putting in an appearance shock

BadMissM Tue 18-Dec-12 21:49:52

confuddled OOH! Good luck xxxx
splinters I haven't had any sleep for weeks!!!

confuddledDOTcom Wed 19-Dec-12 15:57:08

thanks bad. I'm 29 weeks so they're trying to keep him in until after midnight when we've had enough steroids. he don't seem to want to stay.

BadMissM Thu 20-Dec-12 18:13:13

confuddled I guess he's going to come out when he's ready, not when they say so! DD turned up at about 31 weeks with no steroids and is nowhumungous bigger than me!

BadMissM Fri 21-Dec-12 01:54:55

-talking to self- Yep, here I am again, 4 hours after I went to bed, still had no sleep so got up and came down to find some other insomniacs!

confuddledDOTcom Fri 21-Dec-12 11:11:02

I had a 31 weeker with no steroids too, she was breathing on her own straight away (had a little help later as she was breathing too fast) you wouldn't believe it now. she'll never be very big because her dad's not but she doesn't look out of place.

BadMissM Fri 21-Dec-12 21:25:25

confuddled Has the LO made an appearance yet, or is he hanging fire? Hope everything's going OK!

confuddledDOTcom Sat 22-Dec-12 02:24:42

14:45 Friday, 3lb 9oz grin he's doing really well, only on cpap and they've been able to drop the levels this evening.

I'm exhausted/ aching and little hope of sleep again. still on a delivery bed which are not good for sleeping on, especially when you're 5'9"!

Sorry not pregnant but almost awake! pregnancy insomnia is awful, very unfair!

confuddleded That's fantastic weight ,I read your thread! congratulations!!!

ohfunnyFRANKENface Sat 22-Dec-12 02:32:08

30+3 and wide awake.

Acid death throat and jumping baby.

Need. Sleep.

BadMissM Sat 22-Dec-12 17:47:06

confuddled That's brilliant, and like wonderland said, great weight. EEp to being on delivery bed, but great to hear all Ok and both of you doing well! xxx

wonderland It seems even worse than normal insomnia!

ohfunny Argh.... that sounds awful xxx

BadMissM Wed 09-Jan-13 02:35:03

And, here I am again at 2.30 am, exhausted beyond belief, but unable to sleep....WHY???

bumpitybumpbump Wed 09-Jan-13 09:40:58

I'm 29 weeks and spend most nights awake between 3am-6.30. Fall asleep again eventually and then alarm goes off at 7.30 for work when I'm in deep sleep mode - which is hideous beyond belief. Can't even contemplate getting up without cup of tea - DH has taken to the spare room so going to buy a "Teamade" to have in the bedroom! Now I'm sat at my desk so tired I don't actually trust myself to send any emails - only another 10 weeks or so to go! I am so over pregnancy (insert usual caveats re. loving my baby and thrilled to be having her however .... grin)

BadMissM Wed 09-Jan-13 11:33:45

Bumpity Happened a bit with DD at the end, but this has been since before \i even knew I was pg, and I'm only 12 weeks now! Did consider spare room last night, but know DH would be offended, plus best mattress on our bed...so might banish him ask him nicely....! I can barely see staright this morning. It's so frustrating!

MJP1 Wed 09-Jan-13 18:23:51

its all preparing us for having the baby, I dread going to bed as I cannot get comfy (back hurts even with a full body pillow) mind races, then its up every 1/2 hour for the tinest wee possible, at 36 weeks I am looking forward to getting morem sleep once bub is here.

sksk Mon 21-Jan-13 04:57:46

I haven't been able to sleep since I was 6 or 7 weeks. Wide awake as I write this! Midwife was most unhelpful. Husband slept in the spare room for a while but this isn't really a long term solution. At first I was getting hungry so I'd have a snack before going to bed. However, that no longer seems to help and I'm 12 weeks now and feel rubbish purely because of the lack of sleep. It wouldn't be so frustrating if I didn't have to go to work and study. I'm so tired, though that even when I am awake I can't do any meaningful work. I've tried everything. I'm not very hopeful that this will get any better as it did temporarily seem to get better but now it's back to where it began.

PhieEl06 Mon 21-Jan-13 05:28:19

Ahh joining this!! I have recently found myself to become an insomniac when preggo! I wake wide awake at 4.20, no need to get up till 6.30! Arrrrrggghh

Muggle1978 Mon 21-Jan-13 05:58:38

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

cupcake78 Mon 21-Jan-13 07:08:18

Me too. Awake every night from 2,3,4 then can't get back to sleephmm. I'm tired, miserable and frankly hate being pregnant! I'd love a full nights sleep where you wake up actually feeling like I've slept.

Only another 3+ yrs to go if ds is anything to go by.

BadMissM Mon 21-Jan-13 10:42:12

sksk Midwife and Consultant were completely dismissive of me too. Am now 14 weeks and still not sleeping. Am exhausted because of the lack of sleep, not the effects of pregnancy.... They don't seem to think it's a problem, but I do....!

We have stupidly enormous bed, but still find it impossible...

PhieEl06 I'm lucky if I sleep an hour before being wide awake for the rest of the night....

Muggle1978 I don't know how you're coping like this teaching (it's what I usually do but unemployed atm)...

Cupcake78 I wake up feeling like I've gone ten rounds with Mike Tyson....am more tired when I wake up than when I went to bed....

Reebok Mon 21-Jan-13 21:03:48

Another insomniac! I feel so tired all the fine but can't sleep properly...find myself waking from a doze every 45 minutes from either nausea, dead leg or the constant need go pee. I'm only 14 weeks and been like this since HG kicked in at 5/6 weeks. I miss sleeping through the night.

BadMissM Tue 22-Jan-13 15:20:15

Reebok Have been like that from the beginning as well, am also 14 weeks. Mine's restless legs, pain, and the constant need to pee... Feel like I can't remember a good night's sleep, and if I achieve dozing in the daytime, some bugger always wakes me up!

Reebok Wed 23-Jan-13 03:07:44

Awake again thanks to my stupid bladder and cannot sleep sad

cupcake78 Wed 23-Jan-13 03:49:48

Same here! I'm shattered as well

Longfufu Wed 23-Jan-13 08:52:18

11 weeks with DC2 ...can't sleep. DS1 is energetic 2 year old, I'm broken sad

BadMissM Wed 23-Jan-13 12:32:25

Yep, another bad one chez BadMissM as well. Have ospital appt today and hope am not going to fall asleep on the bus. Couldn't even get to sleep this morning so gave up and got up.

Take it you've all tried relaxing stuff like lavender oil in the bath and Camomile tea as well??

Reebok Wed 23-Jan-13 12:35:38

I only have a shower in my house Badmissm and I can't keep down camomile tea because of hyperemesis. Was awake until 7am and then managed to doze a bit on and off until 9ish.

cyclecamper Wed 23-Jan-13 12:50:49

I'm 19+5 weeks and although I get to sleep, I wake up in the middle of the night almost every night for at least a couple of hours and it's really awake, not half dosing, for no apparent reason. Last night I slept from 11.30-5.30, which is the best in weeks. The middle of the night radio, doesn't help - radio 4 has schools programmes on at 3am, 4extra has a boring play and absolute shouts at you sad. I don't know what's going on!

McRoo Wed 23-Jan-13 15:19:49

I'm 25 weeks and I'm just starting to struggle with my sleep. I didn't used to have a problem falling asleep because I was so tired but the little one seems to have learnt a new trick in utero! Whenever I lie on my left hand side he does something (a kick, a poke, some crazy dance move) that is so incredibly painful it has me cry out in I have to move instantly because it's agony. I'm not kidding - it feels like he has a stick in there or something.

I'm then all paranoid about sleeping on my back so the only option is to stay on my right hand side all night which just isn't comfortable and really restrictive (all of this not helped by the fact that I used to be a tummy sleeper).

Firstly, has anyone else experienced pain like this when lying on a particular side and is the stuff about lying on your back true??

(This is all without the fact that I have to pee about 3 times in 10 minutes before settling down to go to sleep and then getting up in the night again. I am already fed up!)

BadMissM Wed 23-Jan-13 19:17:27

McRoo I can't seem to sleep on my left hand side either, and struggle because I'm a tummy sleeper....

I don't know if the back sleeping is good or not, but sometimes I have to resort to it!

Not helping as well as I was on lots of pain meds before the pregnancy...

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