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Old Jan 8th, 2018, 21:22 PM   1
charlie15
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How do you cope with the insomnia??!!


I am coming up to 32 weeks and am so over this not sleeping!! Every pregnancy I get insomnia, but I feel this one is worse, I am living on 2-3 hrs sleep a night and I am exhausted.

Does anyone have any ideas for things that help them? I really feel with me it's more hormonal than anything else. I am uncomfortable now when I go to bed, but that has only readily just kicked in. Had enough!



 
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Old Jan 8th, 2018, 21:33 PM   2
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I take half a Unisom and that helps me sleep. I think you should ask your doctor or midwife what you can take. i have always suffered from insomnia (since childhood) so I rely on something to help me sleep or I will only get a few hours of sleep.



 
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Old Jan 9th, 2018, 03:37 AM   3
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No ideas here but just wanted to say I feel your pain. I've been like that for weeks now and it's horrible. Between pregnancy insomnia and SPD pain, sleep just isn't an easy thing right now. Maybe try a warm bath before bed? To see if it helps. Hope it gets better!



 
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Old Jan 9th, 2018, 15:55 PM   4
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Urghh it's so awful isn't it? I find listening to the radio or a guided meditation ( they have loads on YouTube) helps me a lot as just lying in dark silence makes me worse. Distraction seems to be key! X



 
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Old Jan 9th, 2018, 16:38 PM   5
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Urghh it's so awful isn't it? I find listening to the radio or a guided meditation ( they have loads on YouTube) helps me a lot as just lying in dark silence makes me worse. Distraction seems to be key! X
It's funny you say that, I have the Windows and curtains open and a small light on! Have not tried the radio yet though, may give that a go tonight!



 
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Old Jan 10th, 2018, 08:46 AM   6
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I'm also coming up to 32 weeks and experiencing the exact same thing. I'm sorry I don't have any advice but I agree that it is AWFUL. I've never had insomnia before so I'm beside myself that this is happening.



 
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Old Jan 10th, 2018, 09:12 AM   7
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I rub a combination of pure Frankincense oil (1 drop) and 1 tsp of coconut oil into my temples before bed, and anytime I wake up and it helps get me back to sleep.



 
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Old Jan 10th, 2018, 09:35 AM   8
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Unisom, ask your doctor but it should be safe.



 
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Old Jan 11th, 2018, 18:23 PM   9
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Well I amazingly managed 7 hours last night! Bath with lavender and lavender in my room with camomile tea! Also likely helped that my OH did not wake me at 6.30 when he gets up for work as he had the day off, so he did the school run ��

However not feeling so optimistic tonight!

I have never heard of unisom, will see if it's available in the UK.



 
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Old Jan 11th, 2018, 18:25 PM   10
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I'm also coming up to 32 weeks and experiencing the exact same thing. I'm sorry I don't have any advice but I agree that it is AWFUL. I've never had insomnia before so I'm beside myself that this is happening.
It is awful! I have always seen it as natures way of preparing you for a newborn! But I got more sleep with a newborn, albeit broken!



 
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