Insomnia in 1st Trimester

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
1892 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

missjewels:  I’m having sleeping issues aS well. It’s frustrating bc no matter how tired I am, I can’t fall asleep, and then when I do I sleep for maybe 3-4 hours. I’m exhausted alllll the time. Bc I know how long it takes for me to fall asleep I’ve been crawling into bed around 8-830 just to fall asleep around midnight. I’ve tried just staying up and going to bed later but it just forces me to fall asleep later :-/…. Oh I’m 6 weeks 4 days.

Post # 3
2179 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

I am 14 weeks and last week was awful, doc said unisom was ok to take. I’d check with your doctor but unisom and benadryl are supposed to be safe. I was 13 weeks so I’m not sure if it was ok because I was so close to 2nd trimester.

Post # 4
3344 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

I’m 6.5 weeks and having intermittent sleep issues as well.  Last night was particularly awful.  I woke up at 4am STARVING!  My stomach hurt so bad like I hadn’t eaten in 24 hours or something.  It was ridiculous.  I tried to go back to sleep and then woke up nauseous.  I don’t think I have full blown insomnia, but I definitely have restless sleep.  Ugh.  Hopefully this doesn’t last too much longer.

Post # 5
2174 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Happened to me, too.  Doctor recommended Unisom (ONLY the blue SleepTabs, doxylamine succinate 25mg)  and it has helped greatly.  I’m 14w now and still taking them.

Post # 6
1654 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

I’ll be 16 weeks tomorrow and still dealing with this from time to time… I would go to bed at 9, sleep until 12,1 or even sometimes 2 and then get up to pee and not be able to go to bed again until 4 or 5… Miserable!  I found having a small snack (I keep them nnext to the bed) helps me, I have nutragrain bars, but a protein bar or something is a great idea. I wake up and go to the bathroom, toss and turn for about 30 minutes then decide I’m hungry so I eat my snack and I can usually go to bed again within an hour, a lot of times I don’t even feel hungry but apparently I am because eating that snack is delicious and puts me right to sleep.

Good luck!

Post # 7
7188 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

Pregnancy sleep is the absolute worst (other than trying to sleep with a new baby in the house!). It just gets worse once you hit the 3rd tri and it’s impossible to get comfortable/sleep through the night without having to pee a million times. I think it’s how our bodies get us ready for the sleep interruptions babies cause.

Post # 8
2486 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

missjewels:  I’ll second using Unisom- it helped me so much and I still take it occasionally at 32 weeks (I’d take it every night but I’m trying not be become too dependent on it). I always wake up around 2-4 am to pee and I always eat a snack then, too (I keep a yogurt or a chocolate milk by the bed). I’ve found that if I’ve taken a Unisom I fall back to sleep much quicker after the snack. Good luck to you, not sleeping well sucks!

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