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Trulyamnearanear Wed 19-Oct-16 21:12:21

Hello. I'm 25 weeks and have had insomnia for the past 4. I'm ok getting to sleep but when I wake to pee in the night I can't get back. Nearly every night I'm awake from 3ish and am just waiting until my alarm goes off at 6.
Any suggestions? Is it worth speaking to mw? Can they do anything? Pre-pg I would have taken something, but doubt that's an option now. Tia

Strawclutching Wed 19-Oct-16 21:17:15

I started doing hypnobirthing exercises on YouTube and that really helped. There was one which involved visualising a staircase. Also sleeping on the sofa as I found it more comfortable and cooler. Good luck! I was delighted to have dd as at least I got some bloody sleep.

suspiciousofgoldfish Wed 19-Oct-16 21:19:39

I don't want to be the bearer of bad news but you might as well know..... This is pretty much your life for the next couple of years.

It's really shit.

Just try to find some comfort in the fact that, when you are awake at 3am for no apparent reason, watching your dp sleeping peacefully next to you, and you want to punch them, just remember there are lots of women out there feeling exactly the same.

So now for more positive, useful advice..... Bach Flower Night Remedy sometimes works for me. Also look for This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Mist - sometimes it knocks me out.

Both are safe during pregnancy apparently.

Good luck!

LHReturns Wed 19-Oct-16 21:26:46

Hi OP - my consultant obstetrician, and my GP, and my doctor treating my Hyperemesis are ALL totally relaxed about me taking occasional Zolpidem during my pregnancy. And I do.

Totally personal choice - I'm sure it would be better not to but I prefer to do my research, ask experts, ask others, and then make my own decision. I also took it during my pregnancy with my son (now 2.5 - totally healthy).

Unfortunately nothing else works for me, and insomnia seriously spikes my anxiety - which I just don't want while pregnant.

I wish I was 25 weeks - well done!!

RasperryInAMelon Thu 20-Oct-16 02:39:23

This has just started for me this week at 8+5 here I am at 2.39...woke at 1.15...

hopeful31yrs Thu 20-Oct-16 04:18:48

3:45 am for me. Had been happening since 34 weeks. Annoying but normal apparently.

Macauley Thu 20-Oct-16 19:20:43

This is me every night, wake up between 3am and 4am.

LegoCaltrops Thu 20-Oct-16 19:26:53

This happened to me, too. It started at about 5 weeks & slowly got worse, until I was down to 2 hours per night. My GP put me on antihistamines which cause drowsiness as a side effect. I was still signed off work sick from 28 weeks though... I slept really well the night after I'd given birth.

You might just need to resign yourself to it for the next few months. Sorry. Maybe try a hypnosis thing on headphones?

Trulyamnearanear Thu 20-Oct-16 20:29:07

Thank you. I'll look into it.
I really want to try one of those isolation tanks after hearing about it on here recently. If only you could sleep in one all night without turning into a prune or spending £100s

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