Me, me, me! I just had my first sleepless night and I'm just over four weeks, too. I finally realized I had to pee, and eat, and I was ready to go back to sleep just when dd woke up to nurse. Ugh. Only 36 weeks to go...!
I was doing okay in the beginning, now I'm in my third-tri and can barely sleep for 2 hours straight. I'm always getting up to empty my bladder, but sometimes I just wake up from being so darn uncomfortable! Plus the summer heat isn't helping anything......
I'm glad I'm used to this because of my toddler not sleeping all night long, or I'd go crazy. I'm waking up atleast 4 times a night for no reason at all, plus another 2-3 or more for my daughter. No wonder I'm passing out at 2pm when DD is sleeping and nodding off on the couch at 9pm
I have been in the same boat. I get really sleepy around 8pm every night, but when I crawl into bed it takes forever to get to sleep. I also usually wake up an hour before my alarm goes off. I have never had problems sleeping. Usually I am out like a light as soon as my head hits the pillow. Ugh!
BTW, I am 5w4d.
Well, I feel ya! I'm 38 wks, and have been up since 3am. It's 10am now. I haven't slept well for a couple of weeks. I went through this the first trimester, then I started sleeping, but it started back these past few weeks. So, I'm sorry. I guess I'll see you at 2am here tomorrow.
Absolutely. I have trouble falling asleep and then wake up at my former temping time (6:30) and have trouble getting back to sleep. I have always had to get up in the middle of the night to pee and eat, and that doesn't seem any worse quite yet (I'm only 6 weeks along) but I'm so energized with this pregnancy that it's hard to just let go and give my body what it needs.
Mostly I seem to be functioning on minimal sleep, but every now and then it hits me.
Try valerian root tincture before bed. Just put the dose (usually 30 drops, I think) into a glass of juice right before you turn in for the night. Works beautifully, and is safe in the short term. Also, Nature's Sunshine makes an "Herbal Sleep" which contains valerian and other herbs which has worked for me as well. Also, if you aren't already, take a CalMg supplement before bed.
I couldn't sleep almost my ENTIRE first trimester . . . got so bad I was hallucinating
: . Then I discovered the above remedy and got back to normal! I hope that you all are able to find sleep.
Originally Posted by GracesMama
Oh my gosh, I am so tired, but having the worst time sleeping and I'm barely 4weeks pregnant. It's around 4 am right now and I've been up since 2.
Anyone else out there??
I have insomnia anyway I can't get my brain to shut off. During pregnancy it is so much worse. I talked to my midwife and we settled on a tincture for me to take. I take a dropper full of Skullcap every night. I still wake up but I can fall back asleep instead of laying there going nuts.
The insomnia sucked for me early on. I actually posted a blog on myspace about it, before I even knew I was pregnant. It got better for me by about 8 or 9 weeks. Now I just have to get up to go to the bathroom three times a night.
Make sure you're not going to bed hungry--that'll wake you up fo sho.
Kristen, thanks for the valerian tip. I wasn't sure what was safe, as the melatonin I would usually take seems to be a no during pregnancy. Usually a pot of herbal tea and a warm bath would do the trick, but not lately.
I'm at 21 weeks and I haven't been sleeping the whole way through. Usually I'll wake up at 2or 3 am and can't get to sleep until dawn, or sometimes I'll just stay up and go for a walk as soon as it is light. Then I'll be tired and weary all day.Wish Gardens herbals makes a "Sleepy Nights" tincture especially for pregnancy, and it helps sometimes. I'm looking forward to having a baby just so I'll have something to do when I can't sleep.