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Annoying sleep pattern help.!!

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Brunette28 Thu 30-Jul-15 13:30:27

Hi mums just wanted to see if anyone else is experiencing the same thing. Basically for the last week I have been waking up at around 4am to go toilet and then cannot get back to sleep for hours!!!! It's starting to really get to me can I do anything to help?

Brunette28 Thu 30-Jul-15 13:31:18

Forgot to add im 8weeks

TitusAndromedon Thu 30-Jul-15 13:35:16

That happened to me in early pregnancy. I was going to sleep by about eight every night, and then waking really early. I was also needing a nap every evening after work.

Apparently this isn't uncommon. I couldn't do much apart from wait it out, and it passed after a few weeks. If you can, just try to compensate by going to bed earlier and have a good book by the bed to help the time pass in the morning.

ImpatiencePersonified Thu 30-Jul-15 13:41:55

The bad news is... it can come back in the 3rd trimester or never leave at all in my case! Almost 32 weeks here and I haven't slept through the night properly since I was 7 weeks, the last 5 weeks or so have been the worst with insomnia kicking in big style around 4!

GreenBoatRedBoat Thu 30-Jul-15 14:17:33

just pregnancy I'm afraid. by the end you'll get going 3/4 times a night. All good practise!

LilyRose16 Thu 30-Jul-15 15:42:38

Yes yes yes!! Im going through this for the last 3 or 4 weeks, im nearly 9 weeks now. My bladder wakes me up around 3 or 4am for the tiniest amount of wee, its so annoying!! Then i just lay there til the alarm goes off angry

Brunette28 Thu 30-Jul-15 16:03:05

Aww man sad got a long way to go then

BadgerFace Thu 30-Jul-15 20:57:12

It's the same for me (currently 16 weeks) and I get up at 6am with DD most days so sometimes don't get back to sleep at all from 4.30am. It's horrible and I feel like a zombie!

The good news is that there are very occasional nights without it which helps to reset the clock. And I am looking on it as good practice for when the baby is here...

BadgerFace Thu 30-Jul-15 20:59:15

Oh and I have the added joy of a first wee around 1am so haven't had more than 3 hours of sleep in a row for weeks!

Doublebubblebubble Thu 30-Jul-15 21:25:48

I'm 30 weeks and my routine is go to bed around 9pm, wake up at 2am (for a wee also gives me a chance yo make sure that dd has her blanket on) go back to bed, writhe around for a while (to try and find a comfortable position). Wake up at 5am (wash, rinse and repeat) this is my life and its been this way for weeks - cant wait for a full 8hours but I know that that is about 2 years away lol x

lemon101 Thu 30-Jul-15 21:31:41

I had/occasionally still have this. The only thing that worked for me was to get up for an hour (have my brekkie) and go back to bed afterward (and then get up a bit later than normal since you've already had breakfast)

CakeInMyFace Fri 31-Jul-15 07:53:09

I'm up every 60 to 90 min all night most nights its awful! Am 33 weeks and actually cried this morning as dd has chickenpox and was up most of the night for the last two! I actually get more sleep with a newborn!

MissSMartin Fri 31-Jul-15 08:01:57

i wake up about 3 times every night for a wee.. it takes me ages to drift back off.. sometimes an hour & half.. so frustrating! The doctor told me to stop taking naps in the day but even that doesn't work.. im 15w now and can't remember when i last slept through.. asoon as i wake up im tired again lol

BadgerFace Fri 31-Jul-15 09:21:37

I was thinking at 4am when I woke up this morning that I didn't give you my one tip for potentially getting back to sleep - for me listening to my Birth Hypnotherapy CD can help sometimes. Something about the lady's voice is very soothing (Maggie Howell). It's not ideal as it's only a 40 minute track and I then wake up at the end but it sometimes gets me 2x 30 minutes dozing that I might not have otherwise had...

Good practice for labour too!

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