HELP...need help with sleep!

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Duffers Posts: 1841
Im going out of my mind!! I wake up most nights/mornings at 5am & cant get back to sleep til bout 6.30! I dont really drink tea or coffee & if I do have a cup I dont drink it after 3pm. Dont eat alot of chocolate, then last night I ate a banana before bed as I heard some sleep specialist on Today fm Monday giving advise on sleep. Its driving me nuts! I get up at 9.30 most mornings & am just wrecked! Was napping in the evenings up til last week & tried to get out of that habit incase it was affecting me. Anybody else got any ideas? Also I think this might have something to do with it...I normally sleep on my front but when I roll over I wake coz boobs are sore. Im nearly in tears.... :o( :o(
baby2010 Posts: 908
I haven't discovered any solutions yet but I'm in same boat as you. I try and go to bed by 11 but I'm awake again around half 3 and from then til I get up at 6.30 I only doze. By time Fri comes around it's all I can do to get up in the morning after the week. I've been reading in some of the books that I've got that lavendar is supposed to be good so I had a bath with some lavendar soak on mon night followed by some lavendar room spray in the bedroom going to bed but didn't help anything. I'm going to get some essential/burning oil this eve and give that a go. What I can't get my head around is the amount of time spent getting up going to the loo - I don't drink anything near going to bed but yet have to get up at least twice with full bladder - where's it coming from?? I'd be really interested to hear some sleep help solutions........
baby2008 Posts: 1254
I feel your pain. I was the same in the first few weeks I was waking at 5am and not falling back asleep until 30 mins before my alarm was due to go off. Needless to say I was not a happy camper throughout the day. I can't suggest anything to help it I just had to peservere. I think its normal and but should stop soon. I don't think having naps during the evening or day should be the reason your not sleeping.
wilmathebride Posts: 46
I remember feeling the same way, its not so bad now, usually can go back to sleep straight away again. It does get easier and the more frustrated you are (poor hubby couldn't breath any louder) the harder it is. Try getting up for 10 mins and move about after going to the loo, try not to get too worked up (easier said than done) and it does get easier. My heart goes out to ye, hope it eases soon.
dita Posts: 960
It might not be what you want to hear but doing exercise in the morning really does help you to sleep at night.. What time do you go to bed at ...getting up at 9.30 seems quite late compared to the normal times people get up...maybe your body does not need so much sleep.. If you could get up at eight and have a half hour walk in the morning ..have your brekkie shower that kinda thing...you possibly will slepp more soundly that night....
MINI DONKEY Posts: 2499
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MrsB2007 Posts: 519
I feel your pain hun! I wake most morning about 4:30 and lie there until about 6:30 then doze off again. Have to get up at 7:45 for work so do be constantly tired. This has been going on since about my 5th week of pg. Hope you get some sleep soon! I'm not much help to you :-8
Duffers Posts: 1841
Thanks for the suggestions girls. Dita, not that I need to explain but when someone works in a busy bar/restaurant & doesn't finish work until 11/11.30 at night & then needs to relax before bed, I think 9.30 is a resonable time to rise. Im not so lucky to have a 9-5 job at the moment! :o( And trust me I do get plenty of excerise, I have 2 dogs (with LOTS of energy :o0 ) which I walk at 9.30 before I shower, have brekkie etc. Although I have found lately that swimming is the best help. Its great excerise & also helps relax my whole body. But I feel really heavy when I get out of the pool! Cant have it every way eh? Gonna try a lavender bath tonight as I didnt have a swim.
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