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Loosing sleep

(8 Posts)
Mango92 Sat 14-Jun-14 01:25:31

I know it is fairly common to have trouble sleeping, especially in the 3rd trimester so I am not overly concerned but I'm struggling to function on 2 -3 hours of broken sleep a night.
If It's not having to pee then it's rib pain, hip pain, back ache, heartburn or as of last night, some serious braxtonhicks combined with trapped wind (I thought I might have been in labour)
So here I am, at 31 weeks tossing and turning all night; and by the time 5am comes round I am exhausted and sleep like a log for the last 2 hours until my alarm for work.

I have tried just about everything to ease myself back into a reasonable sleeping pattern but I am all out of ideas.

mrsmugoo Sat 14-Jun-14 03:06:07

Sorry to say, but it's natures way of preparing you for what's to come sad

Lilimum2be Sat 14-Jun-14 04:24:32

Sadly I'm in the same boat, been having this problem since roughly 17 weeks and I'm now 33! I have come to the realisation that sleeping is a luxury of the past!
I had to stop work as it became too dangerous hmm
I really do hope things get better for you!
You can always MSG me if u find yourself up at funny hours, chances are I'm awake watching my son practice his dancing in there and listening to my DP snore!! Need sleep!!!! confused Lol

icklekid Sat 14-Jun-14 04:39:37

yep struggling here too- I find my dream genii pillow helps a lot with discomfort especially in hips but this heat and needing the loo keep me awake. Plus I was never a great sleeper anyway!

Lilimum2be Sat 14-Jun-14 04:45:31

Exactly the same ickle!! I've got all the pillow gizmos but I constantly need to pee, sweating something awful and I've always been a crappy sleeper but I've literally gone weeks without sleeping sad few hrs here and there but that's all! hmm I feel your pain guys!

Pobblewhohasnotoes Sat 14-Jun-14 06:11:32

Same here. I'm 32 weeks and too hot and uncomfortable to sleep. I'm awake before my toddler, that's not right.

Crocodileclip Sat 14-Jun-14 06:21:42

I'm 34 weeks and my sleep hasn't been great in this last trimester either. I must wake up at least every half hour and I'm generally up for the day about 5 am as I'm just too sore to stay in bed. I'm looking at it as a chance to prepare for whats to come. My first pregnancy I slept brilliantly throughout but completely lost the ability to sleep as soon as DS was born. I literally could not sleep at all as if someone had flicked a switch. Becasue I was so unused to lack of sleep i panicked convinced myself I would never sleep again and I think that contributed to my PND. Hopefully this time my bad sleep during pregnancy will have given me some coping strategies for afterwards. Or at least thats what I'm trying to tell myself.

Mango92 Sat 14-Jun-14 14:45:55

Im just glad my maternity leave starts next Sunday. I was a little worried I had booked it too early at 32 weeks but now I'm relieved I did. Chances are that this will only get worse as baby grows fatter.

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