trouble sleeping?

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Gabsma03's picture
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trouble sleeping?

anyone else having trouble sleeping? I have been waking up around 5 am and can't get back to sleep. I have been having lots of weird dreams and I feel so restless at night. I pay for it the next day by being so tired but than the same thing happens.

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Joined: 12/05/06
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I'm having a lot of weird dreams and I do frequetnly wake during the night, however, I have luckly been able to fall back to sleep rather quickly. With my 1st pregmancy, I used to wake up every night at 3am on the dot and had the hardest time going back to sleep. That was for the 1st tri. I hop your insomnia gets better!

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Joined: 03/27/06
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I've been having the same problem, but I can still sort of drift in and out for an hour when I'm at home. We're on vacation in Colorado right now so the elevation is making it even worse. This morning I woke up at 4am and then ran back and forth to the bathroom thinking I was going to hurl for a couple of hours. Not awesome.

Joined: 12/01/05
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I have the same problem. I wake up at 5 am. But when I go to bed earlier to try and get more sleep, I wake up earlier. The other day I woke up at 3:45 and couldn't get back to sleep. Then I'm exhausted the next day and feel like I absolutely need a nap in order to function. It sucks.

annierose's picture
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And then when I take a nap because I'm so tired I can't fall asleep at night until late, then I still wake up early. I'm definitely not glowing this pregnancy. At least purple is my favorite color since that's the color under my eyes. Lol

WhiteWolf68's picture
Joined: 02/06/09
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I sleep awful, toss & turn all night long, and get leg pains (restless legs maybe). So when I do wake up, I'm exhausted! I really hate these leg pains and oohhhh, night sweats lately too.

gabeminamom's picture
Joined: 01/09/11
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Me too, tossing and turning. And I'm a light sleeper. I've been peeing twice a night and it takes like 45 mins or more to fall back asleep. sucks when I have to go to work in the morning.

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Joined: 11/21/03
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YES! Its 1 am and I am not near sleep. I sleep bad anyway I take meds to help me but cant when pg. I do take unisom but it doesnt help much. I am tired as heck too just cant shut my mind off and sleep. I have weird dreams too. It sucks I am soo tired by morning!

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"WhiteWolf68" wrote:

I sleep awful, toss & turn all night long, and get leg pains (restless legs maybe). So when I do wake up, I'm exhausted! I really hate these leg pains and oohhhh, night sweats lately too.

What kind of pains do you get? It may help to stretch before you get into bed. My friend has RLS whenever she's pregnant and figured out that a zinc magnesium supplement helped tremendously.

WhiteWolf68's picture
Joined: 02/06/09
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I tried some magnesium & potassium but didn't do much. Last night I ate one of those protein power bars before bed and that seemed to helped a bit. I'll do the stretching beforehand, thanks!

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Joined: 12/30/07
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I used to have bad insomnia when I first got preg- literally up ALLLL NIGHTT... but now its better- however still have crazzy dreams, trouble falling asleep,trouble getting back to sleep when i wake, and trouble waking up haha. I'm WIDE awake yet my eyes hurt so bad to keep open.
I hate it because in the day im sooo tired that I just BEG ds to take a nap with me, and I could pass out easily I feel, yet at night I'm up late. Last night I went to bed at 8:50 and was pretty impressed with myself. DS woke at 5:30 though, and I let him come to my bed so I could keep sleeping, so then slept until 7... butstill so tired!! I feel like even if I get a long sleep I'm just as tired so why bother trying!!!

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Joined: 08/15/09
Posts: 337

Oh yeah major probs sleeping here and weird dreams!!!!

acandjh's picture
Joined: 06/26/07
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I was having a really hard time sleeping. I'd fall asleep at 8:30, but then wake up nauseated and lay there trying to fall back asleep. Just about the time I'd finally fall asleep, it would start all over again. This last week, I started taking half a dose of phenergan before bed. It has been wonderful. I fall asleep and stay asleep until just before my alarm goes off.

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Joined: 10/08/06
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Ugh add me to the list!! I have been sleeping horribly and it has been leaving me feeling like a zombie all day long!! My doc recommended Benadryl! It helps me fall asleep but not stay asleep!