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I can't sleep!!! :(

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Lilimum2be Tue 25-Feb-14 07:25:19

More often I am finding myself checking the time in bed and it being past 7am and I haven't slept yet! I'm 17+3 and just wondering If this is common or others have experienced the same? Please let me know, thanks x

MissSlackPants84 Tue 25-Feb-14 09:23:13

Im 19+3 and haven't slept in weeks. I can't get comfortable no matter how many pillows or cushions I use to prop myself into position.

I hope you manage to find a cure for your insomnia

flymo79 Tue 25-Feb-14 09:23:19

I'm exactly 17+3 too! and also having trouble sleeping - have tried all sorts of pillow solutions but nothing much helping.... will lurk around to see if anyone else comes along with some tips!

Bootoyou2 Tue 25-Feb-14 09:28:18

I'm 12 weeks and have pregnancy insomnia. Wide awake 2.30-5 every day. Am totally shattered with 2 year old who has never slept and she has just started going through til 5 but now I am awake!,

I remember it from last preg but thought I was so tired this time I would just sleep . So annoying!

BeccaBrkr7 Tue 25-Feb-14 09:59:43

Yep wide awake and staring at the ceiling all night!! 14w3d!! hmm

x0gawjus0x Tue 25-Feb-14 10:22:57

I'm 39 wks and find myself awake atleast 4 times a night :/ can't seem to ever get into deep sleep stage!

Lilimum2be Tue 25-Feb-14 10:35:11

O yey flymo79 we are due date twins! smile sorry to hear you guys are suffering too but at least we know we aren't alone hmm
I find myself sticking pillows everywhere and trying to make sure I sleep on my left side! I used to always sleep on my left side but now it's the most uncomfortable thing in the world lol!
I'm a big girl anyway and baby too is making sleep a thing of the past ;( are this preggo pillows any good or waste of money?? Feel free to pm me or post on here if you can't sleep chances are I'm awake too!wink

Aaliyah1 Tue 25-Feb-14 10:45:57

Unfortunately it dosent et any better confused 33 weeks and I'm still suffering. Lack of sleep is making me grumpy and irritable.
I've found that having a massage relaxes me and I get a good nights sleep after one. Helps me 'catch up' in a way. May be worth splurging or asking DP/H?

flymo79 Tue 25-Feb-14 12:56:18

ooh, massage, that's a lovely idea. I will see if DP is prepared to give that a go!!

Kellyjdancer Tue 25-Feb-14 13:07:08

I really struggled with sleeping and my friend told me to get a pregnancy pillow. I thought it was a bunch of talk, but finally broke down and bought a Dreamgenii. I can't believe a pillow could change my life! It has made such a difference. I was a tummy sleeper and it somehow has made it possible to fall asleep and stay asleep. I read a bunch of mixed reviews before buying it though so it's not a cure for everyone.

Bootoyou2 Tue 25-Feb-14 13:50:17

Later in pregnancy it is obviously discomfort and sleeping positions that keep us awake but why now!! I can still happily sleep on my tummy...it must be the hormones?

EssexGirlLottie Tue 25-Feb-14 17:26:56

Ditto for me - 15+6...

I'm on a waiting list for pregnancy yoga and someone else on here said it really worked for them. Have you thought about that? Or hypnobirthing relaxation CDs?
Good luck

Lilimum2be Wed 26-Feb-14 01:11:40

Guess what.... I'm still wide awake! Thanks for all your suggestions and advice. I'm thinking of getting a preg pillow hopefully that will work! I will ask midwife at my appt if she knows of any miracles!
Already tried warm drink, smellies, yoga, meditation/yoga and soothing music hmm what's wrong with me!?!?! hmm

AngryBeaver Wed 26-Feb-14 01:14:55

Nope, sorry! I'm 32 weeks and haven't hada. Full nights sleep for ages (well, 7 years actually ;) )
I think it's natures way of preparing you for what's to come.
Gradually building you up to get used to little or no sleep!

It would be a bit cruel to have you sleeping soundly for 8 hours right up until the birth!!
Just nap when you can smile

Bumpiemalumpie Wed 26-Feb-14 01:34:31

Hi I am currently nursing my lo who is 4 weeks old! It does get better, have hope. I had awful insomnia at times. i found a mug of hot water before bed, white noise and preggo pillow did the trick!

Good luck and learn to nap!!

icklekid Wed 26-Feb-14 03:07:09

20+4 and not slept well for weeks :-( if I make it to 4am I call that a success, obviously not tonight!

HeavenK76 Wed 26-Feb-14 20:30:11

nearly 18 weeks and having the same problem, can't sleep!!!
7th pregnancy and first time this has happened to me
I wake up at the strangest times and fall back to sleep after 4-5 hours.
I can't seem to find any position to feel good enough and fall asleep. Keep tossing and turning!

Vikkijayne2507 Thu 27-Feb-14 01:37:23

Im afraid it get worse im 34 + 1 weeks and my sleep has got a lot worse last 3 weeks I hope yours gets better before t gets worse smile

Barbsta Thu 27-Feb-14 04:15:07

I haven't slept a wink either sad with me it's completely because of stress from work tho

MummyPig24 Thu 27-Feb-14 04:31:10

I'm 37+4 and had some insomnia around 20 weeks and now have it again. I have a cold which is not helping as my left sinus and side of my jaw is painful when lying down. So I've been awake since about 3 and have given up and come downstairs. I know I'm going to be exhausted later but it's too late to go back to sleep now as my other two children will be up in two hours.

ClearlyMoo Thu 27-Feb-14 04:35:20

Waves

Sympathy to you all! Hello 4 am again!

MummyPig, surely it's never too late to go back to sleep? I often pee at 5.15 and our alarm is set at 6... My biggest period if awakeness is in the 3-5 zone... Then sometimes if I'm lucky I can drift off for 45-1hr before alarm.

MummyPig24 Thu 27-Feb-14 04:37:31

I will never be able to drag myself out of bed if I fall back asleep now and I will be in a foul mood which isn't fair on the kids.

icklekid Thu 27-Feb-14 04:40:14

clearly I'm with you will always try and go back to sleep even if just for 45mins! Made it till 4 this morning :-)

inmybelly Thu 27-Feb-14 06:03:17

I'm the exact same. Only 5+2 but waking at 3.30am every night. I'm blaming it on needing to wee, or feeling hungry or just all the various worries going around my head.

ClearlyMoo Thu 27-Feb-14 07:47:52

Inmybelly congratulations on your pregnancy! Is this your first? I couldn't sleep (or focus easily at work) in the very first few weeks after finding out my brain was working overtime! I initially found the whole concept completely bonkers!!! It gets easier though mentally! I was lucky(?) my first trimester sickness was sleeping so I was averaging 10+hrs/night from about 7-17 weeks!

MummyPig24 Thu 27-Feb-14 08:03:09

Congrats inmybelly!

I started to nod off around 6 so I got some breakfast. Fed up of heartburn, can't wait for that to end.

ClearlyMoo Fri 28-Feb-14 03:39:52

Been awake since 2am! 3am = blueberry bagel! Just in case it was hunger stopping me sleeping. Will try again in a bit! Got diagnosed with UTI today so now on antibios and have to drink lots of water = (even) more weeing! Glad to see I'm the only one tonight!

HeavenK76 Fri 28-Feb-14 04:00:30

I'm still awake, lol
will be for another hour or so!

inmybelly Fri 28-Feb-14 04:08:23

Thank you!

Awake again, 3.30am like clockwork! Although a bizarre dream woke me (I was drawing a dragon which became real) my bladder forced me out of bed and now I can't stop thinking about my 2nd hcg blood test tomorrow.

Completely awake!!

Pickofthepops Fri 28-Feb-14 04:14:21

Me too 8 +3 and not slept 2 till 5 since just before bfp .. Knackered

I have just frightened myself awake - baby was leaping around after tea/ when I got in bed, but when I woke up at 3.30 s/he wouldn't budge!

Just had a cold can of coke & thankfully had a couple of kicks (hooray!) but now I'm full of sugar and caffeine with an awake baby...!

The price of paranoia! Worth it though.

inmybelly Fri 28-Feb-14 04:24:00

Lastonedancing: I think I'll be exactly like you. At the moment I'm paranoid I've had a missed miscarriage (I'm 5w3d) but if I ever get to your stage I'm sure I'll be very closely monitoring movements and worrying about that instead. Does the worry ever end??? smile Probably not!

icklekid Fri 28-Feb-14 04:46:13

I'm awake again! Also had a very strange dream which is stopping me wanting to go to sleep. ..we were at an air port, bought a bob the builder magazine because it had a key ring went to board and shutters came down the other side of the holding bay. Then they said someones bag was contaminated and we had to follow this maze for hours until we were tired. One lady gave birth! Then I was at home- we must have given up on the plane and we were decorating or gardening when door bell rang. I answered and 2 scary ladies asked to come in I opened the door asked who they were and they shoved me aside. Was scared and woke up! How about that for bizarre!!!

inmybelly Fri 28-Feb-14 05:01:57

The dreams are mental right?! I've had a few very x rated erotic dreams which, quite honestly, have left me wondering whether someone with a subconscious like mine is really fit to be a mother!

Oh god, shuddering just thinking about one dream in particular!!

MummyPig24 Fri 28-Feb-14 06:29:21

I'm happy to say I had a better night last night. Up about midnight with heartburn and sore ear/jaw so I went and took some paracetamol. Slept ok from then on but did wake and look at the time at 3,4 and 5! Started playing candy crush at 6!

MammySam Fri 28-Feb-14 06:37:52

Hi
Not sure if you've tried sleeping sitting up?! Sounds bonkers but with DD I found this really helpful, especially in 3rd trimester! I still sleep upright from time to time now! ( only 5 wks at the moment tho!)
:D

Vikkijayne2507 Sat 01-Mar-14 14:13:50

Me too with the crazy dreams. I got woken needing a wee up from being a dectetive on some sort of farm and it was all up to me to find whatever it was. I slept well last night for me. I didnt go to sleep until 3.30 but when I did I slept well for 3 hours needed a wee, went to bed, another 3 hours another wee but I actually feel good today. so sleep at 3am, up at 6am, up at 9 am and then out of bed at 12.

Oh lastone im exactly the same im constantly worry i dont feel him moving I jiggle him around and have a cold drink and sugar. I just made him move now I bounced belly around and hes given me a couple of nudges saying oi get off. I think my issue is he has his back to my belly so I dont feel his arms as they are inwards and I only really feel his legs when he moves but I do feel his feet which is such a werid feeling. im gunna worry for the next 5 or so weeks agghh thats a lot of worrying

34 + 3 weeks

HelenHen Sat 01-Mar-14 14:45:44

I'm 33 weeks and its been better the past few weeks for some reason. I only wake up to per twice - 1 and 5am grin

My dream genii pillow is annoying the shit out of me though! It's like having a third person in bed with us and it gets caught up in the duvet! But when I go without it my hips hurt sad so last night was the spare room for me and it was wonderful.

HelenHen Sat 01-Mar-14 14:48:12

Pee twice... Not per!

MielPop Sun 02-Mar-14 14:22:26

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MielPop Sun 02-Mar-14 14:25:42

Oh and in response to the lady with the giant dream genii, the Cuddle and Sleep is smaller and more slender, meaning there is enough space on the bed for both DH and I, so that's another benefit. I also use it to gently hit DH if he dares snore.. :D

PenguinsEatSpinach Sun 02-Mar-14 20:47:49

Hang on Miel, on another thread you had had the baby and were using this miracle pillow for breastfeeding. You are coming across rather 'advertorial' hmm

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