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aargghhh - sleep deprived already!

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Misty9 Wed 27-Jul-11 04:51:26

I'm 34+2 and sleep is slowly becoming a distant memory....I've given up for tonight I think, sleeping on my left results in a dead hip/leg pain, sleeping on my right results in a kicking from my darling baby and seems to bring on heartburn - and sleeping on my back is not possible with this bowling ball on my front!
All my tossing and turning only makes my SPD pain worse - and wakes up my poor DH so we're both knackered and snappy the next day. I know everyone says this is preparation for the big event - but I need a rest!

Anyone else the same?? I've got physio at 9am today, praying for a miracle solution...

voodoomunkee Wed 27-Jul-11 05:09:09

Morning, am 25 +1 and have spent the last 2 hours lying awake, trying not to wake OH everytime I try to move to alleviate the backache or heartburn or carpal tunnel! Time to get up and have a cuppa I think. Just wanted to say that u definitely aren't alone!

Misty9 Wed 27-Jul-11 05:24:06

thanku voodoomunkee - sucks doesn't it?! Not even sure what to try to improve things... sad

IamMrsJones Wed 27-Jul-11 05:42:54

Same here. I'm 36+4 and can't sleep. I have the worst heartburn ever, a blocked nose and cannot find a comfortable position, nightmare.

I feel your pain.

howabout Wed 27-Jul-11 06:05:23

You could be me, what with the SPD and the heartburn, except my hormones have been exacerbating my natural insomniac tendencies practically since the day I became pregnant. If you get your miracle solution let me know, but I won't be holding my breath! I am a great fan of the daytime nap at the moment but I think it makes the nighttime waking worse especially since the SPD means I am not very active during the day anyway.

Iggly Wed 27-Jul-11 07:18:09

Day time naps helped me. Also can you sleep in separate beds to your DH for a night or two to see if it helps? Also get loads of pillows - I had four or five - positioned in various places (under bump, between legs etc etc) to get me comfy.

PinkFondantFancy Wed 27-Jul-11 07:57:56

I'm 31 weeks and this last week I seem to have given up on sleep too. I was up eating tinned pears and reading the newspaper at 1am this morning....

LoveBeingAtHomeOnMyOwn Wed 27-Jul-11 08:10:39

I'm so sorry in advance BUT now try it with a 3.4 dd who doesn't sleep properly. I miss being pg, off work with no toddler around.

Misty9 Wed 27-Jul-11 08:28:36

Not off work yet - and have a sleeping disorder already - hence needing the sleep! Managed another 90mins when went back to bed at 6.30am. Have tried the many pillows but seriously contemplating a special pregnancy one - even if its only a few more weeks...

lovebeing... I don't envy that at all! I'm def gonna enjoy mat leave on my own in a couple of weeks.

Tinned pears....snacks sound good - I resisted breakfast at 4am cos eating then sleeping gives me, yep, heartburn (what doesn't I wonder?!) smile

LoveBeingAtHomeOnMyOwn Wed 27-Jul-11 08:55:56

Sorry not helpful at all but in a mardy cow today after failing to convience dd that 5am is not morning time by her definition ie time to get up plus I'm 33.6 wks with breech which I'm finding very uncomfortable. Ignore me!

MissusTulip Wed 27-Jul-11 13:22:49

I'm 27 weeks and thought I was sleep deprived before this week, thanks to the good old SPD and waking up on one side or t'other sore and needing to turn over. Now it has stepped up a gear and I'm managing at most 4 or 5 broken hours of sleep - did go to spare room on Sat nght as was hot, sore and grumpy and DH was snoring a lot, so went off to avoid throttling him read in peace to see if sleepy fairy would come! Also managed to hit him accidentally 2 nights ago while waving the arm that had fallen victim to carpal tunnel in an attempt to get rid of the pins and needles, whoops!

Special pregnancy pillow helps a bit, might be worth a try if you get one 2nd hand maybe? But it makes turning over in bed even more of a palaver (for both parties sharing a bed).

Any tips for the bunged of nose? Starting to get sinus headaches at night too...

voodoomunkee Wed 27-Jul-11 19:55:55

Ok, its nearly 8pm, I am going to attempt a bath and a warm drink before bed. I want to sleep!! I went back to sleep this morning for an hour on the settee and when my ds came in he said oh your asleep in here again. I think this is happening too often!!

I wake up for heartburn tablets in the night and a drink then a wee, then just cos or to worry about NOTHING!

Anyone miss going to bed n being slightly tipsy? I used to sleep no problem then grin

Eviepoo Wed 27-Jul-11 22:21:46

ah nice to know I am not alone...at 36+3 the full nights sleep is now a distant memory...
I think the getting up to pee started about week 5 and has lasted all the way through

I had night nausea for a while, Carpal tunnel, horrific cramps, dead arms/hips, and general insomnia

Now I can't lie down with feeling like I must pee

The joys of PG huh? smile

Cattleprod Wed 27-Jul-11 22:33:31

Tulip - get yourself some saline spray for your sinuses. Calpol make one which you can get at any chemist. Safe for pregnancy, and instant relief!

Can't help with the sleeping I'm afraid - pillows do the job for me at the moment (27 wks), aside from the annoying trips to the toilet. Not looking forward to trying to sleep in a month or two time, especially if we get a hot summer!

howabout Thu 28-Jul-11 04:49:25

I have sinus issues too and so thank you Cattleprod for the advice!

OrangeGloss Thu 28-Jul-11 05:24:32

I'm currently awake from awful leg cramp. I tried to rub it with my other foot (not same leg!) and got cramp in that foot too!

I'm looking forward to some afternoon naps on mat leave, I feel like I need to build up some reserves smile

PinkFondantFancy Thu 28-Jul-11 06:38:20

orange I get cramps and the best thing I've found is to flex your foot, make a fist with your hand and massage your cramping muscle with your knuckles. If the cramp is in your foot though it's much harder! sad

dribbleface Thu 28-Jul-11 10:28:42

Wish i had found this thread at 2am this morning. Woke with heartburn, then little one kicking me to death, which set of irritible uterus (contractions), so i got up, more heartburn, more kicking. think went back to sleep at 6am, only for alarm to wake me at 6.45am. Ironicallly DS (3yrs) was still asleep at 7am which is unheard of. If only I didn't have to be in work today!

Am 30weeks, ony another 4 till I go on mat leave!

MissusTulip Thu 28-Jul-11 10:49:16

Brill cattleprod thank you! I shall be snorting that from now on smile

InMyPrime Thu 28-Jul-11 11:03:21

Same here, I have barely had a single unbroken night's sleep in the entire of 2011! The insomnia kicked in with me from the very beginning (got pg in January and am 30 weeks now). So far, I've been waking up like clockwork at 4am every morning to go to the loo and then lying awake for an hour or two and then snoozing for an hour and a half, then waking up feeling like death. Most of my first trimester, I spent semi-comatose at my desk at work because I was so tired. Now, I'm off work anyway so that helps a lot but still not sleeping...

I'm slowly coming to terms with the fact that a full 8 hours of unbroken sleep will be nothing but a distant memory for the next few years...!hmm

Misty9 Thu 28-Jul-11 18:28:59

Glad I've started a thread so many can identify with! Not glad none of us are getting any sleep though...
Last night was no better - bed at 11pm, up at 12.30am (wee + heartburn) then 3am when tried to sleep on sofa for a bit, then 5am - after which I slept sitting up in bed. Annoyingly the time I seem to be able to sleep the best is when I'm supposed to get up for work!

Only one more week at least then I can sleep to my hearts content during the day smile Went to look at preg pillows but couldn't bring myself to part with £30 odd quid when only few weeks left. Bought a v-shaped support pillow for a tenner instead so will see if that helps. I'm starting to be a bit phobic about going to bed I think sad as soon as I lie down I feel a bit helpless and have to focus on not panicking.... No matter what people say about sleep with a newborn, I'll at least appreciate being able to sleep comfortably on my back again!

Off to pregnancy yoga now so who knows, might make sleeping easier? Got a 4hr meeting to stay awake through tomorrow....oh dear.
See you all at 4am...?

PinkFondantFancy Fri 29-Jul-11 04:32:57

Helllllooooooo I'm awake!! confused woke up after a nightmare about an instruments-assisted delivery which is ridiculous because I know nothing about it so no reason for nightmares.....

Still, last day at work today and then I really can turn nocturnal grin

How did the yoga go misty?

howabout Fri 29-Jul-11 05:18:32

Morning PinkFondantFancy - I would stay and chat but I am just heading back to bed after being up a couple of hours.
Is it just me or do crisps help anyone else with heartburn?

Misty9 Fri 29-Jul-11 16:02:09

Ooh, crisps.....mmmm. Loving crisps this pregnancy - and they do seem to help my heartburn.

yoga was good - although was Dad's night so didn't do much exercise. Had two mums come with their birth stories and also a bit of neonatal first aid and the scary midwife with her model pelvis and baby to explain more about birth shock. DH found it helpful though.

and....newsflash - I got 6hrs sleep last night! Punctuated with toilet trips, but pretty good otherwise. I bought a v-shaped pillow yesterday and putting that between my knees and under bump seemed to relieve pressure on my hip a little. I'm not counting my chickens though...tonight will be the tester smile Also, I swear I feel MORE tired today now my body's had a taster of the S word again!

How did everyone else do?? yey for mat leave pinkfondantfancy smile One week to go for me...

Misty9 Sat 30-Jul-11 04:06:29

hmm, spoke too soon it seems (check time of posting!). The heartburn, need to pee and dead/painful hip got me sad
Chomping on some Rennies before attempting sleep again. At least its the weekend... smile

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