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How long does it take y'all to get out of bed in the middle of the night with insomnia? I used to just lay there, but now after about half an hour I get up and make some tea and read for a little bit, or go online, or do a little writing, or something quiet like that. It's really cute the way my sleepy dog tries to dutifully follow me around the house. As soon as I sit down, she flops down in front of me with a big sigh and goes right back to sleep.
 

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I usually give it a good hour or so. But I try to stay in bed and just read, in hopes of eventually getting tired enough to go back to sleep.<br><br>
On the occasion that I do give up on going back to sleep and head downstairs, my puppy is just the same! He's like "oh yay it's morning....oh wait, I'm still sleepy and it's dark outside!"
 

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I just stay in bed ... it seems like I can spend two hours lying awake, but I'm sure I'm doing a little dozing in that time ... if I got up, I'd be up for good, I just know it!
 

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Not having this problem....my insomnia doesn't strike in the middle of the night. It just keeps my mind whirring until waaaaay after midnight most nights. I stay up and try to accomplish things, and usually end up annoying dh, who wakes up when I finally come to bed. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">
 

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You mean you get to fall asleep first? Lucky! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I just can't fall asleep until 4am or so most nights. And then I'm up with dd the next morning (she's a late riser- about 10am or so, thankfully). I sometimes manage to sneak in an afternoon nap if dd is upstairs playing with my mom's daycare kid, though, so that does help.
 

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It takes about an hour before I get up and turn on the computer. Unfortunately, every time I do this, I seem to end up doing a little bit of shopping online <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/redface.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Embarrassment"> But I've actually been sleeping well once I get to sleep, it's the getting there that's been difficult lately, and I refuse to get out of bed before I've fallen asleep for the night.
 

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I've noticed that all the writing on insomnia during pregnancy tries to ascribe a reason to it--you're uncomfortable, you have to go to the bathroom, you're having leg craps, you're hungry, you're anxious, whatever. And it's like, nice try, but no, no, no, no, and no. I'm just awake. I don't know if it's psychological or hormonal or what, or my body preparing for late night nursing, but I swear, I'm actually looking forward to this baby being born because maybe then I'll be able to sleep through the night a little better.
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">I'm actually looking forward to this baby being born because maybe then I'll be able to sleep through the night a little better.</td>
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I'm just kidding you! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> You may not get any more actual sleep after the baby, but at least the wakefullness won't feel so pointless and wasted! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 
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