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6:30am 35 weeks pregnant no sleep

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salmaahmed Sat 24-Dec-16 06:32:04

Anyone else awake? Or anyone know how to get to sleep its 6:30am and I'm 35 weeks pregnant and just can't get to sleep I'm either too hot or too cold or can't get comfortable then I need to wee confused

soundsystem Sat 24-Dec-16 06:34:44

Morning! 36 weeks here, also wide awake. No tips, I'm afraid. I woke up at 5.45 this morning and considered that not bad going confused

drinkyourmilk Sat 24-Dec-16 06:40:23

26 weeks and been awake since 4. Had a grand total of 4.5 hours sleep. Considered that quite good!
On 'holiday' at a butlins type place, husband is snoring and it's a teeny tiny room- so I got up at 5 and have been sat reading in the reception area since.

traceyturnblatt Sat 24-Dec-16 06:41:45

Morning! 20 weeks pregnant and awake but I'm on night shift. I know I won't get to sleep when I get in though, can't get comfortable!

Mrscog Sat 24-Dec-16 06:43:28

I used to go downstairs with a duvet at watch TV when I had pregnancy insomnia. Most of the time I'd drift back off and get some more hours then.

MrsBellefleur Sat 24-Dec-16 06:45:01

26 weeks here and I counteract my early morning insomnia by falling asleep on the sofa at 9pm most nights!

Heatherbell1978 Sat 24-Dec-16 06:50:12

No advice I'm afraid but I'm sure it's your body getting you used to a few years of no sleep! 31 weeks pregnant here and lucky if I sleep 5 hours a night. 2 year old wakes at 5.30am too....with DS1 I had awful insomnia in pregnancy as well.

TheTartOfAsgard Sat 24-Dec-16 06:54:36

17 weeks and wide awake!
Went to bed at half 12 so had a bit of sleep. I was hoping this was just a 2nd trimester thing, as during the first I was in bed by 8pm and up at 7am.
I'll be dying by lunchtime and I've got to go to work 10-7 sad

Strawclutching Sat 24-Dec-16 06:57:42

Pregnancy insomnia is horrendous.

The upside is when the baby comes it's a relief because you actually get some bloody sleep. (And I've had 2 bad sleepers!) m

It's the main reason I'm put off having a third.

Strawclutching Sat 24-Dec-16 06:59:15

Ps ignore anyone that wait till the baby comes then you'll know what tiredness is. This is bollocks from people who haven't had pregnancy insomnia. My baby woke 20 times a night at 1 year old and it still wasn't as bad.

canihaveacoffeeplease Sat 24-Dec-16 07:11:11

Morning! 36 weeks pregnant and been up since 5, tried to make myself a cup of tea and realised it was just hot water, fail! Sitting very quietly watching telly cos i don't want to wake the rest of the house up, and listening to Barbara batter us! Feeling tired already!

McBaby Sat 24-Dec-16 07:18:54

I hate it. I get up feeling like I haven't slept. 21 weeks and had it since the start.

I sleep so lightly and wake frequently for long periods to get comfortable, have a wee, a drink. I find listening to audio book helps me rest more and not stress in the night at not sleeping.

I had it with both dds and when they were born I slept amazingly until I stopped breastfeeding. The quality of sleep is better when they are born even if your disturbed and not get the quantity. Even with dd2 who would only sleep on my chest for first 10 weeks from 3-6 am the dd1 was up for the day!

GinIsIn Sat 24-Dec-16 07:20:48

33 weeks and awake since 4 here, after battling heartburn to eventually get to sleep at 2. fsad

Greaterthanthesumoftheparts Sat 24-Dec-16 07:20:52

Oh god I'm only 6 weeks and already having problems sleeping. I was in bed at 7.30 last night I could barely keep my eyes open. Then up at 11.45, 3.15 and 6.30 :-(

thecatsarecrazy Sat 24-Dec-16 08:05:38

35 weeks here, took me ages to get to sleep restless legs and heartburn, normally I wake up several times in the night too.

Evergreen17 Sat 24-Dec-16 08:50:35

Thank you thank you thank you Strawclutching for that.smilesmile

Almost 33 weeks pregnant and also suffered from insomnia for years in the past.
"Your body preparing" "you will never sleep again"
So bloody helpful.
First NO your body doesnt prepare because lack of sleep just has awful accumulative efffects
Second when you give birth you release hormones that help you cope like other mammals, otherwise species would plainly not survive
Third stop scaring first time mums with that crap

All mums are different all babies are different
It is very hard not to sleep for weeks when pregnant so saying that it will only get worse is very unhelpful and nasty

Trulyamnearanear Sat 24-Dec-16 16:46:27

35 weeks and I'm finding I can't breathe if I sleep on my back and hips ache if I sleep on my side. So I wake and toss and turn. My dr prescribed anti sickness meds - safe in pregnancy and makes you drowsy. It really helps getting back to sleep. Also I unashamedly take paracetamol for the pain in the middle of the night.

sj257 Sat 24-Dec-16 23:42:36

36+3, struggling now, restless legs, heartburn and uncomfortable in bed. Have to be almost dropping asleep before I go to bed or I'm awake for ages.

salmaahmed Sun 25-Dec-16 00:06:55

Everyone in my house is fast asleep and I'm wide awake, I would try to fall asleep watching tv and binge watching tv but I simply can't fall asleep on the sofa at all

TheTartOfAsgard Sun 25-Dec-16 05:11:15

I'm awake too - tempted to wake the kids up!

Scarydinosaurs Sun 25-Dec-16 05:19:50

Awake here too! 33 weeks. Worst bit of pregnancy- what a cruel joke...exhausted but cannot sleep!

GinIsIn Sun 25-Dec-16 06:13:52

For once I was still asleep and my bloody mother decided 5:45am was the perfect time for her to get up and start crashing around, despite me having a house full of guests, all of whom she has woken. Apparently she "wanted a cup of tea and didn't feel it was an unreasonable action to make one." fangry

Sherbert38 Sun 25-Dec-16 06:58:29

33 weeks here and I still haven't managed to get to sleep tonight. fsad
I'm so uncomfortable and the heartburn is awful.
Don't know how I'm going to last the day..

Floozie66 Sun 25-Dec-16 19:55:18

Same as all above, if its not heartburn/indegestion, its restless legs, too hot too cold, cant find a comfortable position, stuffed up nose, thirsty, need a wee, wierd dreams when i do sleep. cant wait for maternity leave so i can nap in the day! Only 30 weeks dont know how am going to bear another 10 weeks of this 😢

Whatsername17 Sun 25-Dec-16 21:55:07

36+2 here and I'm getting very frustrates with the lack of sleep. I wake every 2 hours for a wee, then 4am hits and I just can't switch off or get comfy. By 9 am I'm bloody exhausted!

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