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I can't sleep...

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MissSlackPants84 Fri 07-Mar-14 09:46:44

So im 20+6 weeks and I'm utterly exhausted. I've not had a decents nights sleep for about 8 weeks. The last week has been horrific! Managed a total of 6 hours sleep since Monday night sad

Its got to the point where its having an impact on my work.

Does anyone have any tips on getting a good nights sleep? My usual trick is to get hammered but obviously I can't do that lol!

CarCiKoTab Fri 07-Mar-14 09:49:52

Try reading this, it may help.

beela Fri 07-Mar-14 12:58:27

It depends if you are awake because you are uncomfortable or awake because your mind is racing.

My tips are:
lots of pillows (between knees, behind back, I've just added an extra one under my head because my shoulders were getting sore)
chamomile tea
relaxation CD
...and if all else fails just lie there thinking about how you are getting some rest even if you aren't getting sleep - this usually stops me worrying about not being asleep and I drop off anyway.

Good luck.

mewkins Fri 07-Mar-14 13:22:36

I had this in my first pregnancy. Really aching hips tjat felt bruised and made sleeping uncomfortable. If you have aches and pains ask your midwife for a blood test as it is apparently a sign of anaemia. A course of iron tablets really helped.

MissSlackPants84 Sat 08-Mar-14 21:09:13

Thanks ladies. Im going to try all of the above smile

Boogles91 Sun 09-Mar-14 01:51:20

Im laying here listnin to hubby waffle on in his sleep nd snore away -.- not amused as lil man is kicking away and my kidneys are hurting again >.< x

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