(Closed) Advice on sleeping better while pregnant

posted 9 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

It’s amazing how even if you don’t drink anything before bed, you can still wake up in the night.  That has happened to me, too.

I’m in my ninth month and think that getting exercise (a brisk walk if you can) sometime during the day has been helping me sleep at night.  I’ve had weeks where sleep has been interrupted and frustrating, but in general, exercise does help me. 

Other things to try:  don’t have ‘screen time’ (i.e. TV or computer or iPhone) for an hour before bed.  Read instead or do something else that might be relaxing.  Or take a warm bath with lavendar scented bath gel, if that’s relaxing for you (and if lavendar is an ok smell to you during pregnancy).  I can’t guarantee that you won’t wake up, but maybe the stretches of sleep you’ll get will be deeper.

Post # 4
1667 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I would suggest Melatonin . . yes I realize it is a pill, but it’s all natural and something your body already produces to make you sleep. The dosage is low (1mg) and it helps you stay asleep without affecting the health of your baby.

Taking a shower before bed and using lotion of soap with lavender, chamomile or ylang ylang will help you rest easier.

As for the peeing thing, pregnant=smallest bladder ever, not much to do about that one 🙂

Post # 5
2029 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

We added a 3″ memory foam mattress topper to our mattress at month 5, and for the past month we have never slept better! I find that I am able to fall alseep immediately after I go back to bed now, and I’m waking up less often.

Post # 6
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

I don’t have any advice…  I think, at some point, I actually started sleeping walking through multiple trips to the bathroom.  🙂 

Post # 7
1156 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2005 - Westside Loft, New York

my snoogle body pillow was an absolute necessity.  and i took the occasional unisom when i couldn’t sleep — much safer than tylenol pm, and it helped tremendously (along with vitamin b6) for my nausea!

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