Me. I've been awake almost every night for 1-2 hours in the middle of the night. Sometimes I get up at 4am and I'm up for the day. So frustrating, because it would prolly be nice to rest up a bit before labor starts.
yes.. last night was horrible .. for me, i think tis because i'm hot.. despite turning the AC down 4 times last night and having the fan on high.. i was just drenched in sweat every time i tried to fall asleep .. i'm not that uncomfortable otherwise.. if i could just get cooled off i think i could sleep
Yep insomnia is my third trimester curse, I have had luck with a homeopathic remedy called Calms Forte, totally safe in pregnancy, but honestly the last few weeks nothing has helped. I am up several times for 1-2 hours.
Thanks for the commiseration. It's very unusual for me. I can usually fall asleep at the drop of a hat. I went back to bed after about 2 hours and tossed and turned for another 2 hours. Slept for a few little 15 minutes segments. I thought about benadryl around 4 am, but felt like it was too close to morning at that point. Tonight I think I'll definitely take it before going to bed.
Have had insomnia as well though it has gotten a bit better. July and the beginning of August were a nightmare. If I wake up in the middle of the night and can't fall back to sleep I try a warm bath. That usually helps and it makes me feel like I'm doing something. I also found that I slept better if I had a protein-filled dinner.
I seriously think the newborn period will be more restful than the last trimester of this pregnancy...
Have you tried a teaspoon of local raw honey before bed? When I actually remember to do this, I sleep much more soundly, even going back to sleep after the 3 trips to the bathroom. I think it stimulates additional melatonin production. Just don't turn the lights on when you get up to go.