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Insomnia at 10w

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Cosmo89 Thu 30-Mar-17 15:39:59

Had this for weeks. I wake up at 3 (after multiple trips to loo) and can't get back to sleep.

I thought it might be connected to my body's reaction to folic acid as I had this somewhat when ttc, but haven't taken for past 2 days and still bad.

Tried magnesium baths, which seem to work generally (with occasional odd night) but looking for other solutions.

It's really getting me down, with the sickness and constipation and feel like my life is on hold. I'm signed off for 2 weeks but sitting on sofa all day and being rubbish with my 4yo DS after school is really depressing me. I'm starting to feel really negatively about everything.

Anyone experiencing the same? Anything help?

Fluffywallow Thu 30-Mar-17 16:35:00

I had this in the first trimester too, coupled with dreadful sickness so was useless with my DD for weeks. It's got much better now and I'm managing to sleep until 6 most mornings. When I was struggling I'd go bed at 8 which at least meant I'd had a decent nights sleep evening if waking up at 3.

I also got some lavender pillow spray which was nice. I also found sometimes it was hunger waking me so I'd have a banana ready by my bed.

It's rough. But hopefully you'll be out of it soon flowers

fruityb Thu 30-Mar-17 16:38:18

I don't have any advice but just wanted to say it does pass. I had a horrible time with it when I was about 18 weeks and it Did pass. I've just seen my Facebook memories talking about it and how I was happy to sleep through!
Of course I then couldn't sleep due to being too hot, uncomfortable and restless legs but hey.... I slept better with a newborn lol.

Cosmo89 Thu 30-Mar-17 18:40:56

Thanks for the replies. Don't know why but it's really getting me down. Threw up a fair few timed today too and starting to worry about this growing baby from all the retching. Feels ages before any reassurance. 10 days until scan - feel like other symptoms have stopped (even though these ones are extreme) i.e. Stretching, boobs etc.

Told you I was negative. I hate the first trimester. Sorry about the moan. Useless.

Oly5 Thu 30-Mar-17 18:50:35

I hate it too... The sickness and insomnia is awful! I'm also on a countdown to 12 weeks!

fruityb Thu 30-Mar-17 19:07:02

You'll teach goddess zone soon enough! I had ten weeks where I felt fucking amazing!

Cosmo89 Thu 30-Mar-17 19:27:24

He he 'goddess zone' - love it!!!
I'm not sure how the dry skin, dark circles, and probable massive weight gain despite vomiting (because of sitting on my arse and almost constant snacking to keep nausea at bay) are going to get me there .... but I'm going to have faith!!!!

RainbowChasing Thu 30-Mar-17 19:53:39

No advice I'm afraid but I'm also a 10 weeker 3am waker. It's driving me mad and I feel shattered. I'm not even waking to go to the toilet. I just wake like clockwork at 3am every night. You have my sympathies.

iwillbemummy Thu 30-Mar-17 20:01:44

Ditto ditto ditto!!!

I am 11w5d and have been waking up from 3am and not going back to sleep at all. Not for sake of trying, but just lay there wide awake!!

I'm lucky as I've had no sickness, however this sleep issue is really impacting me as it's causing headaches all day everyday for the last week! I have to travel for work and have come back today from an overnight trip I had yesterday and could literally go to bed now.

Ladies, be kind to yourselves and have a little you time before bed. That's my plan for now. Fingers crossed for us all tonight.

We have our scan next Friday, so looking forward to that and the reassurance.

Maryhadalittlelambstew Thu 30-Mar-17 20:03:39

Its annoying as hell and I hate to say it but for me it only got worse as the pregnancy went on! I found chamomile tea and a good book helped make it more bearable. Oh and try and avoid looking at screens once awake, blue light can be really unhelpful and prevent you from getting back to sleep. You're best of switching a light night on and reading or another activity you find calming. The iphone has something called night shift which turns the screen light yellow rather than blue.

Hope you get some sleep soon,

AmyB1986 Thu 30-Mar-17 23:06:26

I had terrible insomnia from 4 weeks to 8 weeks, could fall asleep easily to be wide awake and hour later. The exhaustion was getting me down and making me feel more sick than I already was.

I started to get myself into a routine. I'd have a shower or bath, make myself hot milk and I'd eat something small then go and get into bed and listen to mindfulness things on YouTube. The first night I did that I slept for 10 hours with out waking up at all. When I did wake up though I was in agony as my bladder was so full it was about to pop. I've been doing this every night and it's worked so far.

Hope you manage to get some good, restful sleep op. It really is a bummer not being able to get the rest you need 💐💐

Mouse14 Fri 31-Mar-17 02:39:43

Hate to say it ladies but I'm 24 weeks and it's returned, since 20ish weeks.

Usually 3am bang on the dot but this morning it's been since 2am...

I just want to sleep! Exhausted...
Hope you're all having a better night star

chala86 Fri 31-Mar-17 05:50:31

You have my sympathy. I'm almost 18 weeks. I had to break my routine as DD had a school thing last night and didn't get in until gone 1am. Slept between 11:30 and 1am. Have been awake since. sad

PeachesandPie Fri 31-Mar-17 06:35:46

I feel your pain! Every day at 3am - what is it with that time?? I also wake to pee every hour until midnight so only get 3 hours solid sleep. The last 2 nights I've gotten up and eaten a couple of biscuits and did some soduko for 15 mins then went back to bed and eventually slept until just before 6. Bliss!

TileTileTile Fri 31-Mar-17 06:52:59

I was the same until a few weeks ago. Now at 17 weeks and sleep through most nights. I could only get back to sleep if I had something to eat, and often also a mug of warm decaff tea. If I didn't eat when I woke there was no chance of sleeping. High protein Greek yogurt was good, or pancakes, soreen or toast.

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