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Insomnia

(6 Posts)
Buildthemup Sat 21-Jan-17 19:16:32

I am being woken up all night long at the moment. Averaging about three hours and when I do get a chance to sleep i just can't. Feeling totally ragged and not being a very good mum. This pregnancy taking its toll much more than previous ones.

I want so much to be knocked out by a sleeping pill and have a solid eight hours but know I can't. Anyone tried any hypnosis tapes or anything like that? I'm wondering if when I wake in the night I could pop in my headphones and be hypnotised back to sleep???

Failing that any sleeping pills that are ok to take?

Desperate!

Buildthemup Mon 23-Jan-17 05:05:47

Desperate bump sad

Bellatrixandstrange Mon 23-Jan-17 05:36:46

If you find anything that works please let me know! 30 weeks and I can't remember what it's like to sleep through the night!

anotherBadAvatar Mon 23-Jan-17 05:53:04

24 weeks and can't sleep a wink. Been up since 3, did try to sleep, but now downstairs with tea and a choccy biscuit. DD will be up in 40mins so making the most of it!

I have tried audiobooks before with some luck, but the only thing that seems to cure this insomnia is giving birth! Seems shit that nature would intend us going into the most difficult period of our lives (birth and newborn) already completely exhausted!

sweetchilli77 Mon 23-Jan-17 07:16:51

Im the same...Im 26 Week....go to bed around 9pm, don't fall asleep till 12, then awake at 3-4 and unable to go back to sleep. If i wake up for the loo )which i defo do at least 2-3 times) i just cant go back to sleep.

My pregnancy as been pretty much straightforward and easy going but the sleep thing is a nightmare. I feel increased anxiety because of it too.

I have another small baby who sleeps through but come 7 am when i feel like going back to sleep i have to wake because its time to get up and see to her.
sad

anotherBadAvatar Wed 25-Jan-17 21:01:19

Just an aside, DH has been away with work this week. I've slept sooooo much better! Time to kick him to the spare room?? wink

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