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Anyone else suffering from insomnia...?

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Reebok Wed 25-Nov-15 21:15:04

Or is it just me?

I seem to struggle to sleep...and by the time I manage to sleep I'm waking up to pee or dd wakes up crying. By the time I finally manage some sleep it's 6am and I have to get up for work. I'm exhausted but just can't sleep!

GoingLoopyQuickly Wed 25-Nov-15 22:59:24

I did with dc1 and can feel it starting again now. I am early so going to try acupuncture to see if it helps!

InsufficientlyCaffeinated Thu 26-Nov-15 04:42:45

Only 5 weeks pg but been unable to sleep for more than a few hours for the last week. Hoping this doesn't last all the way through. Used to suffer from insomnia from teens to mid-20's and I'm not keen to go back to that constant feeling of grogginess but unable to sleep. Been up since 3am this morning.

InsufficientlyCaffeinated Thu 26-Nov-15 04:43:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

E11Chick Thu 26-Nov-15 06:23:36

Yes :-( an now 11+1 and I don't think I've slept right through since the night before I found out I was pg. Current trend is waking at around 3 needing a wee and not really getting back to sleep which is making me exhausted! X

BurningGubbins Thu 26-Nov-15 06:29:42

Yes! Slept until 3, went to the toilet and then was awake until 4.30, mind racing. I'm now up for work. Argh!

Candlefairy101 Thu 26-Nov-15 06:34:59

Yep, and it's always 3am that I wake every day confused why 3am what's so special about 3?

Gemmabircumshaw1985 Thu 26-Nov-15 07:26:05

puts hands up and waves I'm 37 + 2 and I've been like this for a few weeks now. Luckily for me I'm on my maternity and thank goodness I am, I can't imagine going and doing a 9 hour shift so I feel for you ladies working. My family are like well at least you can nap in the afternoon. Thats the thing I can't even nod off then! I've never suffered with this I can normally sleep for England. Its rubbish! Oh well not much longer smile

Reebok Thu 26-Nov-15 07:37:15

Glad to hear I'm not the only one! Last night was the worst...between dd crying, waking up to vomit or pee and sciatic pain I slept maybe 2 hours. I look like shit! Almost 18 weeks...arghhhhhhh roll on maternity leave. I can't deal with work anymore.

SunnyDays1987 Thu 26-Nov-15 10:20:38

I had it from the night before I found out I was pregnant until after my son was born. So so awful. It really makes me scared about being pregnant again and having to look after a toddler on crap all sleep.

Pollyputhtekettleon Thu 26-Nov-15 10:27:48

I downloaded a hypnobirthing course onto my phone and have been attempting to prepare for labour with it but it bloody puts me to sleep within minutes. I've been having some insomnia where I will be awake for 2 hrs but when I give in and put on the tape, I'm gone in seconds. I still have 11hrs of the bloody course to get through and am 39 weeks as I keep falling asleep when I listen to it.

Basically I highly recommend a hypnobirthing course on your phone to combat insomnia even if not to hypnobirth.....

InsufficientlyCaffeinated Thu 26-Nov-15 10:40:55

Good tip Pollyputhtekettleon, I'll give it a go!

BurningGubbins Thu 26-Nov-15 20:14:56

Will definitely be trying that. It was a struggle to contain my rage at everyone and everything at work today... Dealing with a toddler this evening was also not a joy.
I'm generally not a good sleeper these days (thanks motherhood!) but this is taking the piss.

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