How. Do. You. Stay. A. Wake. For. Work. ???

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I wish I could tell you… many a day I wanted to curl up under my desk and sleep. I was walking across the lawn heading into the building and literally almost laid down in the grass because it looked so comfortable. I would put my head down on my desk and close my eyes for a few minutes and try not to actually fall asleep. Thankfully that has gone away in the second trimester for the most part. The distractedness though, that does not go away!!

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

Not proud, but I had to nap in my car in a grocery store parking lot a few times during my lunch hour when I was in my first trimester.

I found it also helped if I took a few laps around the office when I started nodding off.

Also, drinking a lot of water helped a bit. Dehydration can cause you to feel more tired.

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

Try and get outside for a bit to wake up a tad, or like pp have said, nap in your car on lunch. I managed to stay awake until i got home at the end of each day but it was hard! Now Im almost in my 3rd trimester and the sleepiness is creeping back in. Good luck!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Eating a lighter lunch helps me.  I pack a full-sized lunch, eat about half of it, then eat the other half around 3pm or so when I start to get hungry again.  If I eat too much at lunch I want to fall asleep!  And this was even before pregnancy. Lol!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

All good advice.  Unfortunately it’s just part of the process I think 🙁  I found it helpful to drink a lot of water as another poster said.  And every time I got up to use the bathroom I walked up and down the stairs in my office (5 flights).  Keeping moving is key even when it’s a struggle to do it!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I work 10 hour days and they are kicking my butt (even at 17 weeks). Sometimes I have to go to my car and take a 10 min power nap haha. We have a couch at work, but I think my co-workers would mess with me if I fell asleep there 🙂

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Goodwilldollarbling:  I have no experience with pregnancy-related tiredness, but I find some simple stretches amazing on those mornings when you just can’t seem to wake up, or when the mid-afternoon fuzzies hit. It might be worth a try! 

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

ExcitedScaredBee:  There’s no shame in napping in your car! I do it all the time. But it can be dangerous on even semi-hot days, because the car will heat up quickly in the sun, and you won’t realize how hot you are if you’re asleep.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011 - Florida Aquarium

….I totally used to curl up under my desk for a half hour a couple times a day. I had a pillow and everything! 

Post # 11
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Newbee

im in the nap in my car group! i also booked conference rooms and did a little power snooze every once and a while. drinking a ton of water made me pee a lot, which kept me up, but was equally annoying and distracting. i’ve gotten some of my energy back in the second trimester, though i still go to bed at 9 every night!

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Goodwilldollarbling:  I took naps in my car at lunch time. It was only a 20 minute nap but it was enough to get me through. I also tried to drink plenty of water and i also had some hydralyte every day to keep me hydrated. I definitely recommended hydralyte (oral rehydration salts). I got the ice block version and they were a god send for both my fatigue and morning sickness.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Definitely naps! In the car, on a couch, whatever.  Baby wants momma to rest! 🙂  And yes, staying hydrated is important.

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