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sleeping trouble

(9 Posts)
BabyBNumberThree Fri 08-May-15 17:10:05

I'm only 6+5 weeks pregnant but the past 3 nights I've woken up from 2am-4am and it's leaving me absolutely shattered the following day. I was already struggling with tiredness. Anyways is it possible to take kalms or anything similar to help me sleep? not sure if it's suitable for pregnancy or not. I live in a small place and if I'm asking questions in the pharmacy there's bound to be someone listening in! thanks

BabyBNumberThree Fri 08-May-15 17:11:05

ps I have a 7 and 5 year old already so I need my energy especially on a weekend x

mrsmilkymoo Fri 08-May-15 17:19:43

I had terrible insomnia during my first trimester. Didn't find anything safe to take for it either - sorry, I know that's no help! But I can definitely sympathise. I used to find a mug of horlicks made with milk would sometimes help.

BabyBNumberThree Fri 08-May-15 17:28:58

Yes maybe a warm drink could help. I'll try that thanks

doomclaw Fri 08-May-15 18:18:17

Have you tried mindfulness breathing exercises? My DH actually does them for anxiety but I find a 3 or 5 minute one on YouTube just before lights out generally means I sleep better. I have been awake since 4am this morning though so you may not want to take my advice!

ejclementine Fri 08-May-15 21:33:25

I'm 6 weeks too and I've been waking every night at around 3:30 and I'm shattered. I can't offer any advice but just thought I'd hang on to your thread in case anyone else can. Hope you get a full night tonight.

rhnireland Sat 09-May-15 10:34:19

I'm lucky I haven't been suffering too badly from insomnia during pregnancy but I have had it a lot in the past. One thing that worked/works for me is to listen to the some music as I'm going to sleep (I listen to Norah Jones cos it's easy and mellow) and then if I wake up and can't sleep I listen to the same album again and my brain seems to know that it's time to sleep...

I've also found that if I really can't sleep I should just get up and do something - I have ironed and menu planned etc and by doing an easy task I clear my mind and can fall asleep.

Finally I found early on that my body temperature was really erratic (I would be cold going to bed and then wake up an hour or two later absolutely roasting) that can really effect your sleep so maybe just look at that?

AmberRose17 Sat 09-May-15 10:48:12

I have also had this, ever since I was about 5 weeks (nearly 11 weeks now). Not every night but quite often. I have been downloading podcasts of Desert Island Discs on my iPhone to listen to. Kirsty Young has a really soothing voice which generally helps me back to sleep!

I have also found that as I have got further along and have had intermittent nausea, including in the night, having a small bite to eat and some sparkling water really helps settle my stomach so I can sleep.

The main thing is not to lie awake stressing about not sleeping. Easier said than done of course but it works. Good luck!

newbian Sat 09-May-15 14:35:29

I had the same in the first trimester but if stopped a few weeks ago -I'm 14+3 now. Hopefully it will get better for you!

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