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<p>For the past few nights I have been waking up at like 2am and am not able to go back to sleep no matter what I do! I get to sleep initially just fine, so I don't understand the issue. It is really taxing my already-there fatigue. The funny thing is, is that I don't remember this happening this early with my other kiddos, that was 3rd Tri. stuff, due to having to go pee all of the time or trying not to sleep on my back. Anyone else out there having issues like this?</p>
 

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<p>I'm having the same problem as well.  Two nights this week, I woke up at 3:30 am to go to the bathroom and couldn't get back to sleep until right before I had to wake up.  I'll be a walking zombie at this rate!!!!</p>
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<p>Exactly! I fell back asleep 30 mins before the alarm! Now my head is aching and I have to assume it is because I need more sleep (already ate and drank a bunch). Just want a maid to take care of things for me while I become a couch blob...or maybe it would be nicer to just feel energized and well! Either of those are probably a little too much to expect for pregnancy, although either would be heavenly right now!</p>
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<p>Me too!  I can fall asleep and get a couple hours in ... but then I just wake up.  The slightest thing disturbs my sleep, and however much I feel like sleeping and however little energy I have to move or do anything, I'm awake. geesh!  at least I'm still comfortable in bed!</p>
 

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<p>Same here too.  The one night I got a great sleep was the night that hubby gave me a great massage that made me so relaxed I almost fell asleep getting the rub down.  Looking forward to another one tonight!</p>
 

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<p>Yup. It happened again to me this morning, at least it was a little later, only 5am this time (I try to sleep until 7am). Part of my trouble in getting back to sleep is because I can't breathe through my nose and then I am too awake and thinking of every little thing! I did have a massage last night, as I have felt my neck be so tense lately, maybe it helped a little? I am very grateful for the comfort I have in bed still, especially sleeping on my tummy!</p>
 

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<p>I've been struggling, too - tried forcing myself not to nap, to stay up a little later, not drink much before bed...  Nothing worked.  But last night I slept by myself on the couch - my usual 3rd tri trick - and it was so much better!  More comfortable and more calm without getting jostled by DH!  Still woke up to pee but got right back to sleep :)</p>
 

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<p>Ugh, I always get horrible insomnia throughout pregnancy!! The worse is DD still isn't night-weaned so I'm up often at night.  Then, of course, I have to pee and the rest is history.  Add to that that the in-laws are sleeping in the living room so I have nowhere to go at the moment if I do wake up at night.  Last night I really had to pee but just ignored it and went back to sleep and actually got a decent amount of sleep at night.  I wish I could do that every night but sometimes I have to pee more (especially if DD has a long nursing session and won't go back to sleep right away).</p>
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<p>Right there with you physmom!  Up with the baby to nurse when I would normally just fall back asleep now I just lay there awake.  Then I have to pee and then my 3yo comes in...it's one thing after another!  By 430am I just give up and move to the couch but I'm too wired at that point to sleep.  And I definitely do NOT remember it this early, it's usually 3rd trimester stuff that keeps me up at night.  Really hoping for a good 2nd tri.</p>
 

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<p>Oh man, I feel for you! I really wish I could move to the couch but the second I get out of bed DD wakes up, ahhh!  We're going to work on nightweaning soon because I just can't take it anymore.  For me the insomnia goes throughout pregnancy so I have lots of fun to look forward too!  I just wish DD would stay asleep if I leave the bed because then I could at least wander a bit.<br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>ashleypLC</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1292586/can-t-sleep#post_16203518"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Right there with you physmom!  Up with the baby to nurse when I would normally just fall back asleep now I just lay there awake.  Then I have to pee and then my 3yo comes in...it's one thing after another!  By 430am I just give up and move to the couch but I'm too wired at that point to sleep.  And I definitely do NOT remember it this early, it's usually 3rd trimester stuff that keeps me up at night.  Really hoping for a good 2nd tri.</p>
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I can usually get away with an hour before ds wakes up...but if he's even slightly stirring before I get up to pee he screams like somebody's hurting him!  It's heartbreaking and annoying all at the same time.  We night weaned dd2 when I was pregnant with him and it was a rough road.  Like I said, she still gets up at night.<br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>physmom</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1292586/can-t-sleep#post_16204152"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Oh man, I feel for you! I really wish I could move to the couch but the second I get out of bed DD wakes up, ahhh!  We're going to work on nightweaning soon because I just can't take it anymore.  For me the insomnia goes throughout pregnancy so I have lots of fun to look forward too!  I just wish DD would stay asleep if I leave the bed because then I could at least wander a bit.<br>
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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>ashleypLC</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1292586/can-t-sleep#post_16203518"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border-bottom:0px solid;border-left:0px solid;border-top:0px solid;border-right:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Right there with you physmom!  Up with the baby to nurse when I would normally just fall back asleep now I just lay there awake.  Then I have to pee and then my 3yo comes in...it's one thing after another!  By 430am I just give up and move to the couch but I'm too wired at that point to sleep.  And I definitely do NOT remember it this early, it's usually 3rd trimester stuff that keeps me up at night.  Really hoping for a good 2nd tri.</p>
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<p>Oh, I miss the hour window! I used to have it but now it's more like the 10 or 15 minute window and I so know what you mean about screaming when you have to pee!  I try and go early in the night because the later I go the more likely she is to not be fully asleep.  </p>
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<p>I have a feeling my DD is going to be a lot like your DD2.  I was a horrible sleeper myself, well, until basically I got pregnant with DD ;) so it definitely runs in the family.  I also had horrible nightmares growing up and it seems like DD is experiencing them too (at least from the first words out of her mouth when she wakes up!</p>
 

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<p>OOOoooOooOoOOOh! Is this the insomnia thread? Can I be the threadkeeper for next month? We can have a list of who is not sleeping and their insomnia pattern along with EDD, and then everybody's tips and tricks. lol</p>
<p>My insomnia is the wake-up-at-5am style insomnia these days. I wake up and then realize I'm hungry, but try to ignore it and go back to sleep, but then the nausea worsens and I become more awake... finally I get up and eat and spend two hours at the computer (checking MDC and fbook) before I can fall back asleep for an hour before I have to get up. I've been a zombie at work, I wonder how long it's gonna take them to figure out that I'm pregnant?</p>
 

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<p>I've just had terrible sleep in general. Insomnia, nightmares, crazy vivid dreams. I think it also might have a lot to do with DH recently working overnights. It's so lonely in the house!</p>
 

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<p>Yeah, weird dreams here too! The past few nights I have actually remembered my dreams, and they were strange. Last night I was up again at 2am, most likely because I have a sinus issue, sore throat, etc. SO tired! I took a nap yesterday and felt miles better. When I am tired or hungry I get this pain in my head that travels down my neck. If it is hunger nausea usually follows. Kids were coughing last night and DH was mad I made him get up "Why did you wake ME up?" I was like "If I get up then that is another hour before I can settle down again. You will fall asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow!" So true of him! </p>
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<p>ugh, not enjoying being a night owl tonight!! having one of those achy back, can't get comfortable nights.... not to mention a scratchy throat and the neighbor in the apartment above playing his guitar at 3AM!  come on!! :(</p>
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<p>okay... got some water, checked in with all you ladies... that's as much pampering as I'll be getting tonight. how wonderful a massage would be though! jealous!</p>
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<p>g'nite (let's hope) ladies :)</p>
 

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<p>Some Cal/Mag might fix that!  :) </p>
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the little sleep you get will be more restful sleep<br>
it will keep you from retaining water<br>
it will keep you from having bone loss<br>
it helps with weight loss<br>
it will help keep your teeth healthy<br>
it will help your emotions be on a more even keel.<br><br>
1500mg of Calcium and 500mg of Magnesium EVERY SINGLE NIGHT before bed, no excuses.<br><br>
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<p>The magnesium binds the calcium and promotes the absorption, which it also relaxes your muscles, helping you sleep.  If you're not used to taking that much...you MAY have some loose bowels from the magnesium, but it may be good too if you're struggling with constipation.  My mw's have promoted cal/mag for years.  It's also good for restless leg syndrom (the relaxing muscles part helps that).  BUT, the cal/mag will help relax you and get you to sleep faster and what sleep you do get, it will be a deeper more restful sleep.</p>
 
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