I think we have talked about this before, but how do you deal with it? I have been having occasional nights of insomnia. Usually I just go into work super early and get some time made up for my dr. appts but here I am on a Sat night...up since 2am! I've tried everything: warm glass of milk, reading a book. I give up. I have a feeling nights like these will be more frequent as time gets closer to my EDD.
I wish I had a cure... its 7am and I havent slept but maybe 20 min. I even took 2 benadryl. I think all this discomfort the only way to deal with it is to stay up until we cant keep our eyes open any longer. Then it wont matter if we are uncomfortable or not.. Or maybe your dr could give you ambien if that works for you? I hate the stuff
I've had a few insomnia streaks over the past few weeks. The only thing that seemed to work for me was to move to the couch and watch some old reruns on Netflix. After a few, I managed to fall back to sleep on the couch. The hardest thing about it for me is that there's no way to predict when I am going to have one of those nights, so it's hard to prepare for it. I am fortunate in that I don't have any children yet, so if I have a sleepless night, I can nap later that day. I hope you're able to find some sleep soon. I definitely know how hard it is when you have a restless night!!
Are you feeling okay when you are up? Just wondering because I wake because of contractions and nausea and what feels like I am going to have a bm right there if I do not run to the potty. So I have been up since one am and dozed on and off on the couch. I have a tone of contrax and then when they taper back off I sleep a couple more hours (4am to 6:45)
There are times when I am so exhausted but I just lay there and cannot for the life of me fall asleep. Then my legs start their restlessness. Not to mention trying to find a comfortable position. I maybe get 3 hours of sleep a night between all this and going to the bathroom.
I am not sleeping well at all either- I am tired sometimes exhausted but cannot fall asleep,my legs get restless and then getting up a couple times to go to the bathroom.
I have 3 days of work left and cannot wait cause getting up 5:30-6am in the mornings and rushing off to work for 10hrs is really getting to me.
Few weeks left or less for some of us, hopefully time flies by!
Same here, it comes in bouts. Maybe half the week I sleep ok-ish and half I get almost no sleep for several nights in a row. It's bad enough when it happens on the weekend but it makes me really upset when this happens before a long day at work. I have sort of resigned to the fact that that's just the way it is now. I lay there all night with my eyes closed and get as much "rest" as possible (yes, even though I am not sleeping I still feel more rested the next day than if I got up all night). One thing that this has shown me is how amazingly well I can really function on pretty much no sleep! I think my body got sort of used to it by now. Even though I am more tired and achy after a night like that, the day is usually not nearly as bad as I think it will be. That knowledge gives me some comfort.
Yeah I am feeling ok when I am up, I am just wide awake to the world!
I'm about to head down for a nap in a bit. During the week this isn't possible because I am working but weekends are my salvation. Sorry everyone else is having a hard time too. That's when you know you are close to the end! Most of you have shorter to go than I do though GOOD FOR YOU!
Wow, sounds like we are all in the same boat here...
I have maybe three nights of decent sleep a week, four of insomnia. Haven't found anything that works yet I have tried tea and a book, TV, a warm bath, stretching, eating, putting myself to work and getting some cleaning done or something...nothing works! Occasionally I have found that before I go to bed, turning off the TV and leaving just one dim light on while reading a book and gently bouncing on my exercise ball will calm me enough that I will drift off. I'll often end up waking within a few hours anyway, but at least it means I can get a bit of sleep in. Also this might not be smart, but I tend to avoid naps altogether now...if I nap I am truly doomed and won't sleep whatsoever in the night.