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Tips on sleeping in pregnancy?

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Daisysandviolets · 23/05/2020 07:37

I've always wake up a couple of times for a week but now it's getting to the point I'm waking up every hour to get comfortable or to move off my back. I did have a big 9 foot pregnancy pillow but it was too big and didn't really help. Any recommendations will really help as I feel like I'm functioning on an hours sleep all the time

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Daisysandviolets · 23/05/2020 07:38

Loads of spelling errors there! I've always woken up a couple of times for a we but now ... Smile

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doughnutmuffin · 23/05/2020 07:42

I'm the same, 23 weeks and my hips are starting to hurt, I'm a belly sleeper so I'm struggling. I use a pregnancy pillow and a normal pillow in between my thighs for support. I have a bit of insomnia too, woke up night before last from 3-5.30am, not sure what can be done about that though

Daisysandviolets · 23/05/2020 07:46

@doughnutmuffin I'm 22 weeks tomorrow, it's awful isn't it, I knew when you get into third trimester sleep would be bad but I'd didn't think it would be the whole way through!

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HappyAsASandboy · 23/05/2020 07:56

Lots of pillows. In theory to prop various parts of you in more comfortable positions, but really just to provide something to throw out of the bed in frustration during the night.

My only advice is to hold on. Eventually baby will be out and you'll be able to sleep again. People used to laugh at me when I said I couldn't wait for the baby to be born so I could get some sleep, but I really wasn't joking. Sleep interrupted by waking for the baby is far far far more restful than pregnancy insomnia.

So no advice or magical solutions I'm afraid. Just reassurance that you will get through it and feel rested again one day Thanks

MsChatterbox · 23/05/2020 08:06

When I was earlier on I found my pillow uncomfortable, but I'm 35 weeks now and could not sleep without it. So maybe try reintroducing it again?

I completely sympathise. I go to bed in a good mood and after an hour I am completely frustrated with how uncomfortable I am and knowing it will not be a restful night!

2020Aug · 23/05/2020 09:24

I've had insomnia that whole pregnancy so far, I'm currently 28 weeks so not expecting it to stop any time soon.
I couldn't do without my pillow, it stops me from rolling onto my back and I find it much comfier. It does make me hot though in the warmer temperature.
I'm trying to not stress about it, I'm usually awake for a few hours in the night, I get up for a drink and a banana then go back to bed to read until I feel tired again. I'm working at home which helps as I can sleep in longer than I would do if I was in the office. I feel exhausted in the day but just keep reminding myself it isn't forever! Good luck OP.

Lilice · 23/05/2020 09:33

Sleep was never great from beginning but got worse the past few days. I'm 22 weeks. I wake up every couple of hours to use the bathroom, and toss and turn a lot to get comfortable. Sometimes I dont think I'm sleeping but I think i am , very strange. I have to sleep with all the windows open and now I've even introduced the fan. I think the best approach is not to stress about it and take it as a side effect of pregnancy

Birdy1991 · 23/05/2020 11:09

I empathise at 30 weeks. Finding it too hot for the pregnancy pillow now and with a man in the bed it takes up too much room.

I asked my midwife and she said honestly there’s not much you can do about it! Very helpful...

Birdy1991 · 23/05/2020 11:11

Oops, pressed send to soon.

Yeah midwife just suggested the usual things for non pregnant people like no phones before bed, having a bath etc, all good suggestions... but no real cure. It’s due to the hormones apparently getting you ready for parenting and sleepless nights!. I can’t wait for the next ten weeks to be over haha.

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