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I'm only 15 weeks along but can't for the life of me sleep some nights. I'm getting heartburn early this time (joy!), can't get comfortable in any position, and am feeling gassy to very mildly nauseous. Not terrible but just enough to keep from falling asleep. I've been tossing and turning for 2.5 hours and now that exhaustion is finally starting to take over, DD is up. I'm about ready to jump out the window and run away. Anyone else?
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I have also had a lot of trouble sleeping this pregnancy. Getting up to pee 2-3 times a night doesn't help but I have trouble falling back asleep, it's like I am really restless or something. Unfortunately I don't have any advice but I can sympathize! It's strange though, I don't remember having this insomnia with my other 2 pregnancies.

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I'm sorry you are feeling yucky.  Elevating the head of your bed or sleeping with your head elevated may help the heartburn.  Pillows are also great for getting more comfortable.  Listening to meditations on my ipod also helps me fall asleep sometimes.  I hope you get some rest soon!

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I have been sleeping in a recliner since the end of the first trimester because I got a bad cold and then after that I couldn't breath out of my nose at night if I was laying down. I use breath rights to help with that, but elevating is essential. I think it would help with heartburn of course too. I also take sublingual b12 daily, which I have found helps me sleep well at night, but don't take it right before bed because it is also known for giving an energy boost. I take it during the day. I have also heard taking magnesium daily can help with sleep. As an added bonus it helps with preventing constipation too. When I tried to sleep in bed I'd just be up half the night, so I gave up on that idea.


I had terribly insomnia at the beginning of this pregnancy. One of the first signs I was pregnant. The sublingual b12 has fixed that. I forgot to take it for a couple weeks and the insomnia came back. I started taking it again and it went away. So, I'm sure.

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I was having trouble sleeping due to some stomach pains waking me up around 3am each night. I wasn't calling it nausea because there was no sensation like gagging, but it was definitely uncomfortable like a sour stomach or even similar to the starting of an ulcer. Though it didn't feel like hunger I tried snacking when I woke up and that helped a little, because I assume I had excess stomach acid that needed to be put to use. After a few nights of this I tried a more substantial snack last night - a protein bar with 15 grams of whey protein - and that helped a lot. I got right back to sleep and stayed asleep until 7:20am without any aches or pains. Only drawback was some gassiness when I woke up but it wasn't painful so I don't mind. 

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Glad to hear I'm not alone. I'm feeling better though and the reason I'm up these days is my toddler. Unfortunately there's not enough b12 in the world to make her sleep lol. TMI alert: for some inexplicable reason my BMs moved to 2:30 am. Seriously, what the?! Lol
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Meh, me too.  I haven't been able to sleep normally since about the middle of the second trimester.  Now I'm in the third trimester, and about ready to give up on the whole sleeping thing entirely. 

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I'm having lots of trouble sleeping this pregnancy too. Part of it is twins making me uncomfortable sooner, but I don't know what the rest is. I am too hot, then too cold, then just waking up a bunch, etc. It's not heartburn, occasionally it is hunger or having to pee more than once and it is not every night thank goodness, but way too many! One thing that helps is getting in a good walk or other exercise as it makes me tired enough to sleep a bit better, but that's always hard for me in the winter, but we'll have our recumbent bike set up again soon so I'll be able to get on that again so hopefully that will help!

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