(Closed) Trouble Sleeping

posted 7 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I do, and I’m just behind you.  (13w) I don’t stay awake for long stretches, but I wake up a lot, and not necessarily to go to the bathroom.  Probably every hour or so I open my eyes and look at the clock, and it takes me a few minutes to go back to sleep.

With the dreams, I have nightmares probably a good 3/4 nights a week.  And elaborate ones that I remember too, not just vague senses of a bad dream.  They usually leave me unsettled enough that if they don’t bleed over into the next dream I’ll watch tv for a half hour or so in the middle of the night so that I can get my mind back in order.

But sleeping positions?  No trouble yet, except my hips are very sore no matter how I lay.  I don’t have trouble breathing, but I was going to ask my doctor at my next OB appointment when I should stop sleeping on my back.

I’m sorry you’re having so much trouble, do you have a “routine” right before bed?  The What to Expect book really recommends one…

Post # 4
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1032 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

I started having problems sleeping very early on. I was just not comfortable.

My one word of advise would be too try some sleep meds that are approved for pregnant women. Check with your doctor but I was given the “ok” to take benedryl and unisom. Early on, Benedryl seemed to be the only way I could get to sleep before 3am.

I’m also not surprised that you are “freaking out” in your sleep. My dreams have been so crazy since getting pregnant. I’m not really sure why it happens…but it is very normal to have weird dreams and to even have night terrors.

Look into some safe meds

And then also try all the natural stuff like taking a warm bath, reading a book and drinking camomile tea. Good luck!

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

I had problems sleeping early on due to increased levels of anxiety, which is not uncommon during pregnancy. I took baths and used chamomile tea. Some times it helped sometimes it didn’t but it was a short phase for me. 

Hope it gets better soon. 

 

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