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Why cant i sleep?

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wellbalanced Tue 26-Aug-08 09:03:34

I have been up since half past2 this am, i went and lied on the settee and then when husband went to work 6ish i crawled back in bed. I have only been doozzing and can only have had couple of hours max. and i got up 2omins ago as was sick of t*ssing and turning!

what is wrong with me? everybody else is sleeping loads and napping and i cant even sleep throu the night!!!!


reban Tue 26-Aug-08 10:09:10

Hi boughts (sp?) of insommnia are incredibly common in pregnancy unfortunately and you may find you swing from sleeping for more than you would normally expect some nights to half as much as you need others. Im 23+3 and sunday night slept like a log for 9 hours last night i was still tryign to drop off at 2am and up with my youngest at 6am .. feeling great today NOT!
So sorry that doesnt help much just to say its normal so dont stress you will get some sleep eventually!

wellbalanced Tue 26-Aug-08 10:19:49

Thank you, everyone else at this stage seem to always tired and always sleeping! Im not at all!! Felt tired for the 1st time yest but then that past v quick and half2 this am i was wide awake!!!
Ill be tired later but hopefully ill get through day-only half a day at work!

countrylover Tue 26-Aug-08 12:20:01

I'm the same if it's any consolation - I'm 6+4 and struggling to get a decent nights sleep for the past five nights. It's driving me mad as I keep thinking I should be getting MORE rest and not less at this stage!

I'm also worrying about being sick which is making me more awake which then makes me more tired the next day which makes me feel more sick.

Oh, the joys of the irrational pregnant mind ...

Bicnod Tue 26-Aug-08 12:24:23

sorry for my ignorance but what does 6+4 or 23+3 mean? is it 6 weeks and 4 days? I'm about 6 weeks pregnant for the first time and trying to get my ahead around acronyms on mumsnet wink

countrylover Tue 26-Aug-08 12:30:26

that's right - 6+4 mean 6 weeks and 4 days. It seems bizzare to be counting in days rather than weeks but every day is a day closer to the magic 12 weeks I guess ...

MrsTittleMouse Tue 26-Aug-08 12:33:10

Oh dear, I have that too. It's horrible, isn't it? Apparently it's the hormones making you a lighter sleeper than normal. It's so annoying when you're exhausted in the day and desperate for more rest!

expatinscotland Tue 26-Aug-08 12:35:49


Have major insomnia here at around 31 weeks.

Bicnod Tue 26-Aug-08 12:43:09

thanks countrylover

chloemegjess Tue 26-Aug-08 12:50:03

I am the same. I have an 8 month old poor sleeper and before I got pregnant I could sleep anywhere as I am always sleep deprived. But since being pregnant, I have real trouble sleeping and I am so tired. I feel like crap and WANT to sleep but can't and when I do, DD wakes up!!

terf Wed 27-Aug-08 17:00:12

I had no sleeping problems during the first trimester - now in my 2nd I find I do! Im usually lying awake till 2.30am - watch DH sleep and feel envious! How do people cope with the lack of sleep during the day? I'm dragging my feet while trying to keep off the caffeine.

lollipopmother Wed 27-Aug-08 18:29:40

It your 'ooormones! Insomnia is a bugger, and so are the very vivid dreams/nightmares you'll end up having. I had a couple of bouts of poor sleep in my first and early second trimester, and now at 38+6 I haven't had a proper night of sleep for at least two weeks, uhhhg.

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