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#1 of 3 Old 10-11-2010, 04:07 PM - Thread Starter
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I feel like I have restless body syndrome, or something.

Last night I went to bed around midnight and slept peaceful as pie until I woke up around 4 to pee. Then I went back to bed only to wake again around 5 because I could NOT get comfy. Cue tossing and turning and tossing and turning....for EVER. I couldnt relax to get back to sleep! The baby was practicing some crazy ninja moves at this time, so I dont know if that had anything to do with it or not, but it was ridiculous. I finally got out of bed and propped my back with pillows to see if that position helped. It didnt really, but I dozed that way for almost an hour before climbing back into bed.

The first time this happened (couple days ago) sleeping propped on my back on the couch seemed to solve the problem. Not this time.

Im really hoping this is just a fluke thing, and not a sign of third trimester sleeping issues that will continue...

Its so weird though. Cause Im not in pain...or anything like that. I just feel agitated, I guess, and cant relax to get back to bed!

Any other mamas have this trouble?

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#2 of 3 Old 10-11-2010, 08:37 PM
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I am having a really hard time sleeping too, anything from restless legs to restless body to restless mind! The last 2 weeks have been horrible for sleep for me. I am fine if I go to sleep and stay asleep but when I wake up to pee or cause of one of the kids then I can't settle back to sleep. Taking Cal/Mag helps me ALOT, have you tried that? Also I take homeopathic Calmes Forts, that helps too.. ALl 4 of my kiddos before we horrible sleepers as babies so I figure this is my bodies way of prepping for another nursing non-stop baby

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Yup, that's how it goes with me. Sometimes it's from the heartburn, sometimes I wake up with a start and my heart is racing and I can't settle. But mostly it's just like you described. I just can't make myself sleep. For no good reason. Even though I'm super tired.
And then I am so grumpy all day. I need sleep. It's driving me mad.
I do take cal mag and it does help. And I've posted about valerian root, which I'm considering taking.

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