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5+6 and struggling to sleep

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Vap0 Fri 15-Jan-16 10:02:20

Hi All

Does anyone have any tips? I'm really struggling with sleep even though I'm exhausted. I fall asleep fine but am a really light sleeper and the slightest noise wakes me (always has but have always been able to get back to sleep) and it's generally taking me 2-3 hours to get back to sleep after being woken at 2/3/4am. DP has started sleeping in the other room as he needs his sleep. Any ideas on how to get to sleep again? I'm so ridiculously tired.

Thanks in advance thanks

Champagneformyrealfriends Fri 15-Jan-16 10:45:49

Awful as it sounds I just had to wait it out! I went to bed earlier or during the day and hoped that id start to sleep eventually and I did! 27 weeks now and I'm up half the night again confused

Inwaiting Fri 15-Jan-16 21:22:21

I found setting up an alarm for around 1.30/2am getting up and going for a wee coming back to bed and it really helped. My problem was I was going to bed 9/9.30 because I was knackered and by 4am my body was saying to me ' hellllooooo I'm awake '

But yeah Defo setting an alarm seemed to work for me

Clareb84 Sat 16-Jan-16 07:20:03

I was exactly the same at your stage of pregnancy, must be something to do with the hormones, I would see every hour on the clock and could never seem to get comfy. For me it lasted up until about 10 or 11 weeks, then I began to sleep better. Hopefully you will sleep better in a few weeks too.

Penguin000 Sat 16-Jan-16 07:40:01

Hi, I'm 5+0 and am exactly the same, dh even slept on the sofa last night as I'm driving him bonkers!

I used to be like this before too and found taking kalms before bed worked but don't suggest doing that now!

Do you think you could be stressed or anxious? have a big long chat with Dp and see if it makes it any better.

I feel your pain thoughflowers

Vap0 Sat 16-Jan-16 09:20:51

Thanks for all the replies ladies. thanks
I hope it passes soon.
It was slightly better last night and yes I am a little stressed, normal things, worried about Mondays scan, water coming through the kitchen light fitting, tax being due and not properly prepared, work work work etc etc etc. Trying to eliminate the stress factor as this is certainly not helping.
Thank goodness for weekends and not having to do much. grin
Hope it passes soon for everyone else experiencing it too!

AlwaysHopeful1 Sat 16-Jan-16 11:09:52

I'm also struggling to sleep, it usually breaks around 3/4 am and I'm wide awake. I can't even sleep during the day too.

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