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How about sleeping? Am I the only one tossing an turning all night?

post #1 of 21
Thread Starter 

I almost don't even look forward to sleeping at night.  I wake up every hour with stiff neck and shoulders.  I usually only wake up 2 times a night, but this is ridiculous.  I do love to nap on the couch though.  I have been known to get out of bed in the middle of the night and sleep on the couch.

post #2 of 21

That is no fun! So far sleeping has been all I want to do, and I have been sleeping well.  In fact...how early is too early to go to bed. ;)

post #3 of 21
I don't sleep well when DH is in the bed in pregnancy. Previously he's slept on the couch, but we actually have a guest bedroom that he's taken over.

I did sleep a few times on one of our couches, I think I like the extra firmness of it.

But it's almost like I wake up and solve all the worlds problems at bed time before finally falling asleep.
post #4 of 21
People actually sleep in pregnancy? I though this was a myth. I toss and turn till I give up and get up. It's aweful.
post #5 of 21

I'm the same way, in that I don't sleep well with dh in the bed in pregnancy.  I need lots of space and can't stand him touching me.  Of course, our mattress isn't the greatest, we bought a pillow top a few years ago and it was never good, the middle is concave when 2 people are on it.  When I'm not pregnant this doesn't bother me, but when I get to the point where I can't sleep on my back I'm in agony.  I have to put all these egg crate things on it, so that my hips don't kill me.  It really sucks.  I will go sleep on the couch in the middle of the night sometimes.

post #6 of 21

I'm sleeping well over last couple nights in the sense that when I'm sleeping, I'm SLEEPING but I get up at least 3 times a night to pee. Before this week I'd wake up and never really get back to bed tossing and turning but at least I'm not feeling as wrecked as before. 

Speaking of sleep positions...whats that rule about some side you are not supposed to sleep on and is it all during pregnancy or just as you get into 2nd or 3rd trimester? Anyone know or am I making this up?

post #7 of 21

Sleep? I have a cosleeping/breastfeeding toddler, a husband with severe insomnia and sleep apnea, and on the rare occaision those aren't present/bothersome, I'll just have trouble sleeping in general. lol Then my daughter was gone for 2 days and my boobs were rocks and felt like they were on fire so I got no sleep that night too.

post #8 of 21

Awww crunchy! Thats so tough! I don't know how you are doing it!? I'd be a dang zombie!

post #9 of 21

I sleep much better when my husband isn't home.  Of course, we only have a double bed in there right now, and I have my 2yo with me as well. I hate being squished when he is home... :W

 

If he would just sleep in the spare bed.... 

post #10 of 21
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I'm sleeping well over last couple nights in the sense that when I'm sleeping, I'm SLEEPING but I get up at least 3 times a night to pee. Before this week I'd wake up and never really get back to bed tossing and turning but at least I'm not feeling as wrecked as before. 

Speaking of sleep positions...whats that rule about some side you are not supposed to sleep on and is it all during pregnancy or just as you get into 2nd or 3rd trimester? Anyone know or am I making this up?

you are not supposed to sleep on your back- I'm not sure exactly when but sometime in the 2nd trimester.  It's b/c of the vein that carries oxygen/blood can become squished b /c of the weight of your uterus pressing on it.  I found that sometime after 10 weeks with my last pregnancy I was uncomfortable on my back and couldn't breathe well.  Unfortunately the pregnancy sleeping thing just gets worse the farther along you get :irked

post #11 of 21

ahhhh ok. thanks kateaton!

post #12 of 21

I've read about this, it's recommended you sleep on your left side, to maximize nutrients and blood flow to the placenta... but I have no idea how important that really is or how much of an increase there is.

 

Crunchy, I had severe sleep apnea and needed surgery for it in 2005 - does your husband use a cpap? So sorry you're dealing with all this!  I didn't get diagnosed for years cause I had no risk factors (I'm pretty skinny, was young, etc).
 

I always have insomnia during pregnancy, but it's been manageable so far.  I cut out caffeine completely so hopefully that's helping.  Usually insomnia is the bane of my existence, but I've been seeing a naturopath the last 10 months and it's almost cured.

 

Hope you all sleep well!

post #13 of 21

MrsKatie, thank you.  I think that one sounds like more what I heard or read somewhere once.  I'm with you I cut out caffeine (normally a 2 cuppa day woman!) and I think that probably helped a great deal. Strangely I don't even miss it right now. 

post #14 of 21

Yes I still gorge myself on dark chocolate which has a little caffeine but I decided that doesn't count.  And dark chocolate sounds absolutely disgusting to me these days (?!?!?!???!!?!?) but not as disgusting as coffee or tea and it gives me a boost so I eat it anyway.

post #15 of 21

Haha, I hear that! I just bought a bag of Storck Chocolate Reisen's at CVS to use up some extra-bucks before they expired. All this Valentines candy had me wanting chocolate covered caramel nougat. So I thought I'll have just a couple and then they'll last for at least a week for my sugar/chocolate fix. Yeah...I've had six...so far.... oops.

post #16 of 21

I'm mostly off caffeine too, except on the weekends to aid the constipation problem.  But, beginning to have problems falling asleep. DH (I assume this means dear husband?) wants to cuddle but I can't stand the weight of his arm around me and the extra heat from his body.  I woke up this morning with worse lower back pain than usual.  I'm starting to worry that sleep may become no longer satisfying,. yikes! It's all I want to do at this point. 

post #17 of 21

CorinneVT - oh no touchy! DH - yep Dear Husband - and I used to have this 5 minute ritual. Snuggle time and then break! I don't like lots of snuggles and touching during the night I like to just get deep into the sleep groove. Lucky for me he was the same way. Well since being preggo - he's more snuggly but he's a dang furnace! He sweats SO much even with a huge industrial sized fan blowing on us at night. I hate the dang thing - drys out my nose and throat and makes my hair blow around and tickle my face -grrrrr. He needs it. So I had to ban any touching in bed lately. I'm hot enough - no need for snuggy time mister!

post #18 of 21

Oh yes, the furnace!  Sometimes I get into bed and the sheets are wet!  He goes to bed early and sweats up the sheets. 

post #19 of 21

Ewwww YES! I keep telling him when he gets up in middle of night, to put a dang bath towel down and not go back to sleep on (gag) cold wet sheets!?? Disgusting! 

post #20 of 21
I sleep a lot, but get pretty uncomfortable too. I roll a lot and my shoulder, neck, and arms are stiff and sore all the time. I use a lot of heating pads during the day. DH doesn't bother me too much, unless he breathes on me. Or snores.
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