New mum with insomnia

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2boysnamedR Thu 24-Jan-08 00:39:27

Hi all. Just joined this site today. I have a three month old baby and a four year old. Anyone else out there with new babies? I should be tucked up in bed but I am finding it hard to switch off in the evening even thought I feel exhausted. Sometimes I do try to go to bed early I lay there thinking of how tired I am but can?t sleep. Has anyone else had this? I think I must be lucky as a lot of 3 month olds keep their mums up. Mines fast asleep by 11pm but I am still up at 1am most nights. Any advice?

SIM78 Mon 10-Mar-08 16:44:49

Hi there.
My name is Simone and I have a 2yr old girl and 1yrd old girl welcome to mumsnet.

I used to have a similar sleep problems when my second baby was born so overtired but I could not sleep. I used to put the two little ones to bed and then I would still be wide awake. Probably a stupid question have you tried drinking some Horlicks or warm milk before you go to bed a shower at night used to make me fee l really sleepy.
Or even a glass of red wine if your not breastfeeding.
Sorry you have probably tried all of this.
Good luck

2boysnamedR Tue 11-Mar-08 19:22:20

Hi, thnks for advice, baby is four months now and I think I am choosing to stay up now as its the only time I have to myself. I need to stop though as I go back to work in September and I will need more sleep. Time to break the habit I think. I will buy some horlicks, but the wine idea sounds good as I have stopped BF now..... Thanks again, will let you know if it works!!

raffy555 Wed 16-Jul-08 20:01:33

Hi there,
I'm sorry to hear you are having such problems but just wanted to let you know that you can try another natural way. That's what I did when I was pregnant with my first baby and it really helped I wouldn't sleep for nights on end and it would drive me crazy. I couldn't concentrate at work, I couldn't enjoy being with friends and family, I lived on caffeine just to get me through the day. It was survival, not really life...and then I found a new natural way to sleep again. It is truly wonderful - I have my life back again. You can read more here... Good luck and best wishes, Sarahxx

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