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#1 of 18 Old 01-05-2009, 03:11 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I have found that even though this sick feeling has mostly gone away, I still sleep, what seems to me, as an excessive amount! Being in my early 20's before the pregnancy I stayed up late/got up early, busy young lifestyle

But now, I feel like all I do is sleep! I took a 2 hour nap yesterday, and still slept 10.5 hours last night! Am I just being lazy? I went through a bought of depression almost a year ago and all this sleep is reminding me of that time.

Is this normal? Do I need to just sleep less and be more active? Or is this really what the baby needs? Thx!

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It's normal. I slept 3 hours in the afternoon a few weeks ago and then slept 10 hours that night. It tends to ease up a bit in the second trimester.

I work out regularly and this is my 5th PG and in the first trimester I have always been really tired.

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totally normal.

if i didn't have 2 kids i'd be sleeping round the clock. enjoy that first pregnancy when you actually CAN sleep! (oh i miss being able to call in sick to work...)

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Enjoy every minute of sleep. I slept constnatly when pregnant with my first. I'd take a 3 hour afternoon nap, wake up to eat then go to bed for the night.

It was wonderful (though it seemed weird at the time). I wish I could sleep half that much, or that well, now.

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I am not sleeping enough. I can't. I fall asleep and then get up to pee at least twice and then lie awake. Sometimes I nap in the afternoon. I agree with the others- enjoy your sleep, its perfectly normal!

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Ha- I try my best to get 8 hours, but it is hard. Between nights of my 2 year old not sleeping well and my own insomnia, I can usually manage that, but not much more. Some days I nap for an hour when my DD is napping.

With my first pregnancy, I definitely slept more, though I distinctly remember waking up early, whether I wanted to or not. I also took lots of great naps and am finding it difficult to nap now.

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I am TIRED!
I sleep at least 8 hours at night. Then I if I don't nap, I nearly literally pass out in the afternoon, so I have been sleeping 1 - 2 hours in the afternoon too.
I feel so guilty and lazy... but I am exahusted
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I only get about 5-6 hours of sleep in 24 hours... it really really really sucks
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Totally normal! My excessive tiredness is how I knew I was pregnant this time! Enjoy not having another little one to take care of and you can nap!
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I'm in bed for 8-10 hours, but I have a 17 month old so it's definitely interupted sleep!

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Well I'm glad it's normal and I'm not broken! Thanks ladies! It's so nice to have this board to getting information from! Don't know what I'd do without it!:

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I sleep anywhere from 10-11 hours at night and I am still dead on my feet during the day. I work so no nap for me, and when I get home my 2 yr old has soooo much energy it just exhausts me more.
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I've been on vacation for the last two weeks, so I haven't been watching the clock, but I would guess I've been sleeping 10-12 hours out of every 24. I caught a cold last week and the first day I was really fighting that I slept all day long. My biggest problem is the decision whether to eat or sleep. Sometimes I'll be soo tired, and even though I had just eaten an hour earlier my grumbling tummy keeps me awake until I give up and grab a snack.

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totally normal.

if i didn't have 2 kids i'd be sleeping round the clock. enjoy that first pregnancy when you actually CAN sleep! (oh i miss being able to call in sick to work...)
My thoughts exactly!
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I agree. It's totally normal.

I get about 10 hours of sleep at night and if it weren't for working during the day, I would probably take a nap in the afternoon's.

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I sleep about 8-10 hours/night, too. I am definitely dead tired compared to what I usually am. I don't like naps at all, but I've taken several in this first trimester and probably needed more than that! Sounds like we're all normal!

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I sleep a lot. In addition to the 8-10 hours I log at night, for the last three days I have had a 2.5 to 3 hour nap! And I am planning one today, too. : I am so, so bagged all of the time. Plus, I like to "bank" sleep, because I never know when I will be called to a 16-hour labor and be up all night!

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I'm sooo tired too. My dh thinks I'm so lazy! But I can't help it - I feel like I'm drugged. I'm 14 weeks now, I thought it would let up by now! I sleep about 10 hours at night and take a 2 hour nap a few days a week. But I still walk around like a zombie.

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