Yeah, it does. My insomnia started in the first trimester.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/eyesroll.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="roll"> It doesn't seem to happen every night, which is good, but sometimes it will be 3 nights in a row, and then a handful of normal nights. Or something like every other night. Ugh, and it seems to be worse this pregnancy than last time for me, partly because if I get woken up by ds at 3 or 4am, there's no going back to sleep- most of the time. Not because he's not sleeping, he always goes right back to sleep, it's just because I can't.
Ugh...I know...I'm having a terrible time falling asleep at night, and then when I wake up to use the bathroom at 4-ish, I cannot fall back to sleep. By the time my kids wake me up at 7, I've just gotten back to sleep and am totally wiped.
Right there too! started several weeks ago and now it is awful, if I pee or if one of the kids wake, it takes me forever to fall asleep. On the three nights that I work and don't get to bed until after midnight it is so frustrating and then I am only operating at 50% the next day. I have found some relief if I take homeopathic calms forte (2 tabs) before I go to bed, but try not to take it every day because I am worried I will get used to it. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
I was having this as well the last few weeks and then I remembered my Hypnobabies that I used so much for nausea-related insomnia in the first trimester. It works like a charm for lulling you to sleep when you're WIDE awake after a 4 a.m. pee break. I have started the Painless Childbirth recordings now.<br><br>
Last week or so, Baby was SO active after a pee break and I got my husband to roll over and feel the kicking. He couldn't believe it! He had never been able to feel so well before and he commented "Wow, Baby is so active; how are you sleeping through this?" Well, my dear husband...I'm not. I'm wide awake! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
last night my flexeril PLUS benedryl couldnt cut through it but I think a huge part of the problem was that it was still 85 degrees out after midnight. Finally I set up a fan in my window blowing in (I dont have AC) and took a cool shower (nearly went into shock at first when the water hit me...) and laid in the breeze... I guess that finally helped as the next thing I knew it was 8am and DF was tweeting about how annoying one of the other Marines was being.
I haven't had trouble falling asleep until the last few nights, and I'm up literally every single 1.5-2 hours all night long having to pee, even though I try to cut back on fluids before bed. I was thinking tonight I might try warm milk to help me fall asleep, but then I'll just have to pee sooner. Might be a good trade though.<br><br>
It'll be one thing to get up every two hours with a baby, but right now I still have to function at my job, which isn't working so well at the moment.
Ugh. It is 4 a.m. and I am wide awake. I am gonna be really tired at work tomorrow. My problem is that i used to go to bed late and sleep through. Now I want to fall asleep around 9ish and then I can't get back to sleep when I wake up in the middle of the night. 7am rolls around and I am beat.
It's like a freakin comedy of errors here. Bad dream woke me up. As I lay there stewing in it, Dh's office called. He fumbled around til and called them back, finally get cozy again (after peeing) and the stupid birds are chirping. Add that to the indigestion and I'm downstairs in an very very bad mood.
Funny how 4am seems to be the time for insomnia. I am awake nearly every night after my 3-4am pee break and can't get back to sleep, then the birds start chirping, then my husband gets up, then the kids get up...