insomnia *sigh*

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insomnia *sigh*

please say I'm not the only one being visited by the sandman's evil nemesis?

Been up since 4am :mad:

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I am not sleeping well either...it is 5:45 here right now. Granted we are having 60 mph wind gusts, but still I have been up since 4:15.

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3am here and I'm getting punchy Biggrin

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:cloud9:Tylenol PM. Slept like a baby......

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Last few nights have been better... Otherwise I usually have it too.

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I'm down to about 2 hours per night. I get up in the morning 100% sure I'm the most miserable anyone has ever been ever in the history of always. Sad

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I went through this in the very beginning of my pregnancy and it was torture! When I had heard about it before I thought "what's the big deal, its just like having a NB" Um - No. I was dumb! LOL

Now I tend to wake up a lot but I can usually fall right back to sleep. I am not dealing with the actual insomnia anymore.

Can you or have you tried anything like Tylenol PM or Ambien?

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Me too. I've become a night owl, I get a huge burst of energy at 9 or 19 every night. Last night I got about SEVEN hours of sleep and only woke up twice. It was amazing, I haven't had that in weeks!!! tonight I will probably be back down to just a few hours again, I'm sure...

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I haven't had any problems sleeping until last night... and it's only thanks to this insane heartburn!! I've been waking up every two to three hours every night anyway to pee for the past few months, but last night the HB was so bad it woke me up at 3:30AM and I couldn't get back to sleep for an hour!! Uggghhh....

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Nope! I sleep like a baby! That might change though in a few weeks when I'm no longer working. I'm in bed at nine every night that im not working and sleep till 7 minus a few potty breaks Wink

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My OB prescribed me Ambien and it's saving my life. But I heard Tylenol PM works really well too.

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Funny I read this post this morning - after getting up after a night of ZERO sleep. Yup, none at all. This has been bad all pregnancy but it is getting so much worse. I am running on 9 hours over three nights. Sigh. And today I had a 12 hr workday with plenty of walking and being outside in the cold. I am so tired but I am fairly confident I am not quite run down enough to crash tonight. Maybe tomorrow.

Honestly, pregnancy wouldn't be half as bad if I could get a decent sleep. Between the back pain, constant peeing, and just not being able to fall asleep I feel like a complete zombie. I wish that was a good reason to get off work early.

For me I think there is a certain amount of anxiety involved. I get anxious about not being able to sleep because I imagine how awful the next day at work will be, and that makes me even less likely to fall asleep. I have tried everything. The only thing that seems to cure it is a generous glass of wine which of course is off limits now :(.

I figure at least I am so used to it by now that being up with a newborn can't possibly be that big of a shock to my system!

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I have recently started having trouble too. I think the relaxin is kicking in or something because all the sudden I wake up with severe lower back and hip pain. Whichever leg I am sleeping on feels numb, so I flip over and then that in turn disturbs the baby and she starts kicking me. It's a vicious cycle!

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ohmigodeverythingsucks........................

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Ugh. I pulled an all nighter and while my body feels exhausted I am not a bit sleepy. I will probably crash today during my OB appointment lol

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I don't sleep well at night either. I just wake up so often either to change positions, go to the bathroom, get a drink of water because I have awful dry mouth, etc that I can't get a decent nights sleep. It's not that I can't fall asleep, I just can't stay that way!

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This has just started for me. Ed thinks I am an electric blanket & that definitely doesn't help. He cuddles up on me & says he loves how warm I am, but by the time I wake up he has shoved me into a tiny crevice. Grrr.

I have to get up to pee & get a drink as well. I think my time sleeping b/t ed & the wall is coming to an end. It's time for a switcheroo.

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After a good sleep the other night, last night was just terrible. Heartburn and insomnia kept me up all night long, it was absolutely torture because I was actually really tired! At 2 AM I posted on my facebook saying how I felt bad for my upstairs neighbor, because I am often up at 2 or 3 AM and I usually hear him walking around clearly awake at such a late hour too. Then this morning I got this comment:

"Get your sleep now, you are going to wish you had......"

I'm not going to lie, my hormones and exhaustion were so intense I just RAGED and starting sobbing uncontrollably. Mypoor DH, he was heading out the door for work and I'm lying on the bed crying my eyes out. I know it's silly but that comment just seems so insensitive after a really difficult night. And I know that person doesn't know any better, but come on if the pregnant lady is posting late at night you should be able to make an educated guess that I'm not up having a fun party or anything!! Oh I'm getting angry again just thinking about it!! :angry1: okay, no more venting, lol!

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".hilary." wrote:

"Get your sleep now, you are going to wish you had......"

That is the stupidest thing I ever heard! It's not like the sleep thing in cumulative and you can store it for later. That makes me angry too! Now sleep deprivation is definitely cumulative. I am having issues sleeping now too and it is to the point I dread going to bed. grumble grumble grumble

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Me too, I'm sure I'm making the problem worse but after dinner I definitely start dreading bedtime Sad

I have gotten so many stupid comments like that. And always from mothers!! The people you think would be the most understanding of what we are going through :mad:

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GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR :bigangry:

I know!!!

Yes, I know it will be a whole lot louder and the sleep deprivation will only get worse and worse. But seriously people, I think the 1.5 hours of sleep I'm getting now also qualifies as sucking butt.

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I must assume those mothers are either really forgetful, ignorant, or dumb haha. Sorry. I have been emotionally and physically drained, and my tolerance levels are at an all time low. I understand you though! 100%!!!!!

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".hilary." wrote:

"Get your sleep now, you are going to wish you had......"

Oh PLEASE!! cliche much? :violent2:

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".hilary." wrote:

"Get your sleep now, you are going to wish you had......"

That is such a dumb thing to say. It's not like you're up because you WANT to be in a sleep deprived, hurting daze all day long.

People say this kind of crap to me too and it drives me wild especially given how run down and exhausted I feel. I mentioned to a friend today that I've had a total of 13 hours of sleep this entire week and he said:"Oh wait, it gets way worse when the baby is here. My wife only slept 3 hours last night because our baby is teething". Yeah well whatever!! She's not pregnant, with a sore back and heartburn and I guarantee she had a nap when baby slept during the day! People always feel the need to trump you somehow. GRRRRR. I would have gladly traded her 3 hours for my zero last night and then having to sit through meetings all day pretending I am alert and paying attention.

Ok, vent over. I feel for you ladies - it truly sucks!

PS: I asked my doc about this today - she agrees the anxiety about not sleeping makes it worse. She recommended the following based on what the sleep clinic has told her:
1. don't drink after 7 PM (of course don't dehydrate yourself - that is worse than not sleeping)
2. Stay up late - as late as it takes to fall asleep. If you lay down and don't fall asleep within 15 minutes, get back up and stay up longer. I have stayed up till 3 in the morning. The key is not to lie in bed worrying about not sleeping.
3. Don't nap during the day, especially late during the day.
4. get up at your regular time - don't sleep in.

This is supposed to "reset" he sleep clock. I have tried this with some success and it helped for a while but now it's bad again and I am scared to try on a work night when I have to function the next day.

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Thanks everyone Smile I am glad we have each other to vent to, lol!!

Those suggestions sound really good. I am definitely going to try them - I will try anything at this point!! Wink

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".hilary." wrote:

"Get your sleep now, you are going to wish you had......"

!

This is always so dumb to me. I always get more sleep with the newborn here. You do wake up to feed baby but not to pee, roll over and the million of other things like we do now.

I am getting NO sleep. If I am actually able to sleep then my kids are up coughing or something. ugh.