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So I've been awake since 1am....

(9 Posts)
Ijustwanttosleep Thu 03-Apr-14 07:09:30

And this is a pretty regular occurrence. Any tips for third trimester insomnia? Am 37+4
Thanks in advance

miki123 Thu 03-Apr-14 07:33:35

Oh you poor thing :-(.

i'm only 31 + 4 yet this has been happening for weeks already.....I WISH i had a miracle solution for us both - it is SO annoying (am working full time so bloody tough too).

I actually find that getting up and having something carb-y (like cereal) sometimes helps me get back to sleep, just lying there drives me to insanity...

Hope you are able to catch some ZZZs tonight.

Ijustwanttosleep Thu 03-Apr-14 07:49:00

In sorry you are going through this too, especially with work to contend with :-( Thanks for the advice, my unsuccessful sleep strategies change each night but I'll definitely give some carbs a try. If it helps, I've had this insomnia for a couple of months but it has been on/off, only every night since 36 or so weeks - I how you get some respite before the end x

weebigmamma Thu 03-Apr-14 07:57:49

I also get up instead of trying to go back to sleep. I spend about an hour in the kitchen, have some toast and peanuts, go on the internet and then try sleeping again. Are you taking iron? I was put on it a week ago although I was only borderline needing it. Wasn't even going to bother taking it but a friend suggested it might help me sleep and I do think I've been sleeping a bit better since then and not so knackered during the day. Might be worth checking out.

Martie1 Thu 03-Apr-14 08:12:47

Hey ladies, good luck with your sleep problems, hopefully you're blissfully asleep now. I'm just jumping in here to ask what you mean when u said you were 31 +4 and 37+4? I've just found out I'm pg and trying to work out the terms used on here- thanks!

miki123 Thu 03-Apr-14 08:40:34

31 weeks + 4 days preggers :-)

Tiptop32 Thu 03-Apr-14 09:12:09

I feel your pain too - 39 weeks today and its been weeks since I have had a proper nights sleep ( and probably years till I have one now). It sucks, but on the upside at least I am getting used to it, and it won't be such a shock when bump arrives. For my dp however - well he will get a huge shock as he just sleeps through my yelping in pain during the night when I try to turnover wit spd.... He won't know what's hit him when there is a crying baby every 2-3 hours.........

I do find, that having a nice Long warm bath helps before bedtime.... And trying to get to bed earlyish helps. I usually wake about 2/3am and am lucky to sleep again til 6ish. If I am in bed by 11 then least I get a few hours sleep. I have also been known to fall asleep in the bath! Dp keeps an eye on me, tops up the water and I have a nice big nflatable bath pillow that keeps me a bit safer....

Plateofcrumbs Thu 03-Apr-14 09:24:14

I've just posted this elsewhere but adding here as well: I've been listening to natal hypnotherapy CDs and they are incredibly soporific. If I'm struggling to get to sleep I put the CD on and I'm usually fast asleep in a few minutes. I figure it's a win-win - if I don't fall asleep, I've benefited from the hypnotherapy, and if I nod off I'm getting much-needed zzz's (and maybe taken in some of the benefit sub-consciously?!)

Ijustwanttosleep Thu 03-Apr-14 12:52:04

Thanks for all the replies, have just managed to get 3 hours so feel a bit more human now :-)
Weebigmamma I am on iron already for anaemia, have been since January, but sometimes forget to take it - must do better!
Tiptop - sorry to hear you are in the same boat, I have decided more to go to bed bit earlier, my old 'wake up' time was 3-5 am, but now it's 1am, so maybe if I start at 9pm...?!
Plate - I've also been listening to natal hypno, it's only this week that it won't send me to sleep, has always worked in the past, but as you say, it's win win as I finally get to hear the end :-)
Good luck to you all with your sleeping and your babies! X

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