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In week 18, 1st pregnancy. So the wacky dreams have been coming for a couple weeks now. I've adjusted to dreaming of dancing hamsters and all sorts of craziness. But I have not adjusted to this past week - I wake up between 2:30 and 3:30 needing to go the bathroom, I go and then cannot for the life of me fall back into any sort of restful sleep. I know I "fall asleep" to some extent because time does pass by between my glances at the clock, but I don't ever feel like I have really fallen back asleep. It's from 2:30 on that I have the wackiest dreams and debate just getting up.<br><br>
So, anyone else dealing with a similar situation? Any suggestions? I've debated getting up to have some tea or read for a little while. I feel so tired when I wake up to go to the bathroom<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> and I feel so tired when I get up in the morning, so not rested! Thanks for any help!
 

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I too am in 18th week and dealing with the same issue. I have had the crazy dreams throughout my preg and I've learnt to just deal. But I'm going to the bathroom 3-4 times a night and cant' sleep after 2 a.m or so. I'm making sure I dont' have the light on in the bathroom to avoid waking up fully (I have a nightlight in the hall) I'm also trying to exercise a few days a week, some prenatal aqua class, prenatal yoga and walking(too cold here to walk outside so I'm using the treadmill at the gym). This isn't solving all my problems but I'm hoping it will help. Exercising is difficult with my low energy levels but not sleeping well in contributing also. I'm working full time so I'm not napping in the afternoon which would help my low energy but wouldn't help for sleeping all night.
 

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I am in the same boat, too. I try to not look at the clock. I was having some serious sleeping problems a few years ago (turned out to be residuals from an illness I had years ago). I read up on everything you needed to do, and clocks were one of the biggest no-nos.<br><br>
I have noticed that I am not getting up to go to the bathroom nearly as often as just a few weeks ago. I am really trying to get my liquids in me before 7 pm, and that has helped quite a bit.<br><br>
Good sleep to us all!
 

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I went through that exact issue from 8-12 weeks, it was absolutely awful. I was exhausted all the time, etc. My ob suggested I take either Unisom or Tylenol PM, and it did work. Helped me fall asleep faster and then get back to sleep after the early-a.m. pee wakeup call. Recently, I've been forgoing ALL manner of liquid after dinner, which is hard but I won't drink anything after 6pm or so. I pee immediately before going to bed, and I'm trying to stay up until around 9:30 or so. That seems to get me to about 4am before I wake up, which is more manageable in the event that I cant' get back to sleep.
 

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Suserat,<br>
I feel like I could have written your post word for word. I'm also at 18 weeks 3 days. I have wondered the same thing...should I just get up or keep tossing and turning for three more hours? Still undecided.
 
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