I am so tired. Beyond exhausted. And I haven't even had the baby yet! I feel I should be stocking up on my sleep levels in preparation!!!
I am 36 weeks pregnant. I have struggled with sleep for weeks now - waking up for hours in the middle of the night. But now, on top of that insomnia I just can't get comfy enough to sleep in the first place, my baby is hurting me with the movements and I need to pee every 40 minutes or so.
I have a nice warm bath and a warm milky drink before bed. And then just lie there tossing and turning until it's time to wake up. I am then an absolute zombie all day long.
Any tips? Natural remedies that are safe? Can my GP give me anything?
Sympathy. I can't think of anything beyond a decent pregnancy pillow, a bed to yourself, daytime naps. And birth. It's crap at the end which is why people get desperate for the baby to come. And then the buggers keep you awake.
Do you have any hypnosis/relaxation apps or CDs? I had natal hypnotherapy ones (one for pregnancy relaxation and one for both preparation) which were useless in labour but I listened to them and would fall asleep listening to them. I am currently using an app (ihypnobirthing) and just listen to the music part of it. I only have the free version but the paid one isn't too expensive, I believe. If I wake during the night I use it again. My sympathies, truly. I had awful insomnia for the whole of my first pregnancy and a degree of it this time along with some other issues. Best of luck!
Ditto here. Pregnancy insomnia sucks. And when I do get a good run of sleep, one of the kids wakes me anyway. I put on a talking book to fill my head with noise, to stop my mind racing - but not one I'm particularly interested in, otherwise I get hooked. I'm listening to this one for the 3rd time because it's so easy.