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31 weeks and can't sleep! Feeling like poo!

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weebigmamma Sat 15-Feb-14 10:11:28

To be honest I haven't had a good night's sleep since I got pregnant but it seems even worse now. Up every 2 hours to pee and at around 3am the restless legs will kick in and I can't get back to sleep at all. I end up listening to podcasts but it means I'm totally knackered all the time. Any tips??

Misty9 Sat 15-Feb-14 10:18:55

Feel your pain. I'm 32wks and decent sleep has eluded me for weeks. One thing which has recently helped, I bought a v pillow and shove one end between my legs and rest bump on the other. Seems to help with SPD and heavy bump. I don't have the peeing issue....but possibly not drinking enough! I've heard bananas are good for restless legs?

weebigmamma Sat 15-Feb-14 10:25:21

oooh I might try the bananas. Before I got pregnant I ate a banana every day. I have gone off them a bit but might be worth trying again now that sickness has gone. Thanks!

CrepeFoofette Sat 15-Feb-14 12:10:51

Hi, I'm nearly 30 weeks and I'm having a real problem staying asleep. I wake up for the toilet, struggle out of bed and then when I'm back it can take me up to 90 minutes to get back to sleep (if I manage it at all). Either I'm lying awake unable to switch my brain off (worrying about childbirth normally!!) or I just can't get comfortable. I sleep for a while and then I need the toilet again so the cycle restarts.

So, in summary - I feel your pain OP!!

(And if one more person says something to me along the lines of: "you think you're tired now, wait until the baby comea

CrepeFoofette Sat 15-Feb-14 12:12:18


"...comes along" then they're going to get a very sharp response!)

Thingymajigs Sat 15-Feb-14 12:19:12

I had the same in my pregnancies with RLS, insomnia and 5 toilet trips a night. The only thing that helped me with the restless legs was to avoid lying down before I wanted to sleep. Bouncing or just sitting on a birthing/exercise ball in the evenings eases the symptoms a little bit as do multivitamins. But the only solution is to give birth unfortunately. My baby is 12 days old and even though he wakes every 2-3 hours I sleep much better than I did during pregnancy.

weebigmamma Sat 15-Feb-14 12:56:56

Thingymajigs, good to know that birth will help a bit. I am SO looking forward to losing the heartburn as well!!

Crepe: yes! You can't say anything can you? I also get, 'It's good practise for when the baby comes' argh!! Equally annoying are the people who lie their heads off and tell me I look fantastic and I'm 'blooming' when I know I look like 40 shades of newbornbabypoop. lol

Aaliyah1 Sat 15-Feb-14 13:06:59

32 weeks and EXHAUSETD. Today I've got up from having what feels like 0 sleep and all I've done is shower and get dressed. Want to go back to bed already...confused

weebigmamma Sat 15-Feb-14 13:25:56

I am so happy that it's Saturday. My house is a complete tip and daughter will watch youtube all day if I don't stop her, but I am going back to bed really soon because if I don't I will probably injure myself boiling the kettle or something. Zombie! lol

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