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Sleep trouble

(8 Posts)
Kittenrush Fri 14-Oct-16 14:13:41

Does anyone have any tips on how to get a good nights sleep in late pregnancy? I know it's a common problem, and I don't seem to have an trouble dropping off or anything, but I wake up at 3ish every morning and that's me. Doesn't seem to matter what time I go to bed or how many pillows I use to get comfy I can manage about 3/4 hours a night maximum. Anyone got anything before I resort to getting the bf to just knock me out and be done with it?

Saku Fri 14-Oct-16 22:33:22

These are very healpful for getting good night sleep
lavender oil bath before going to sleep..........
Indian head massage and comb hair before going to bed
or feet in warm bucket with little bit of salt.. dont forget to cover the bucket and feet with towel
or if someone (partner/friend) interested.. then get your feet-palms massaged by finger tips pressure with any oil (coconut, mustard or olive) indian like massage

Kittenrush Sat 15-Oct-16 09:18:06

Thank you so much for your reply, I will try all of those things! Xx

MrsChrisPratt Sat 15-Oct-16 10:09:20

I have a giant pregnancy pillow which is amazing for getting comfy, cost me £30ish from Amazon and totally worth it.

The other things I've learnt is to get up and sort out whatever is wrong that's woken me up- go and pee, eat if I'm hungry, then try to sleep again.

If all else fails I make myself a nest on the sofa, have a hot drink and TV on low or a hypnobirthing/relaxation track, I do tend to drop back off after an hour or two.

The important thing is not to get stressed out being awake- you'll never drop back off if you do.

Kittenrush Sat 15-Oct-16 16:04:29

Yeah maybe you're right, I always try and lay there and get back to sleep because I'm worried about waking myself up to much if I go and get a drink or something. I am getting a lot of back and hip pain which I think keeps me awake. I have a big pillow too but it doesn't seem to help that much. I will try getting up though, thank you x

elliej83 Sat 15-Oct-16 16:35:09

I use the headspace app to get me back off to sleep smile

positivity123 Sat 15-Oct-16 17:39:55

I listen to a podcast like Womans Hour or some music if I've been awake for more than about 20 mins. It seems to help my mind stop racing and I drop off again

Kittenrush Sat 15-Oct-16 17:56:31

Ooo whats the headspace app? Music seems like a good shout also, I always used to listen to music going to sleep, that may really help. Thanks for all your suggestions guys, I'll try it all! Kinda nice to know it's not just me waking up at stupid o clock! Xx

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