Help Sleeping

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  1. brownhairedmom

    brownhairedmom Well-Known Member

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    Okay so I probably already know the answer to this, but does anyone know if there's ANYTHING you can take for sleeping when pregnant? Even if its doctor prescribed? I can't function like this anymore, I'm running off an hour - hour 1/2 sleep every night for the past 3 weeks. I just need to sleep for more than a couple hours. I can't keep my legs still at night at all, no matter what way I lay I'm in crazy pain all the way down my legs now. It just keeps getting worse. I'm over tired and extremely bitchy and I just can't even motivate myself to do anything because all I want to do is sleep.

    So anything? At all? Or if not, any natural ways that you know can help knock you out(sleep wise) for a bit?
     
  2. XKatX

    XKatX Well-Known Member

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    Sorry hun - I wish I could help you out with this one. Have you been to the docs? Even they have to be sympathetic to only 1 hours sleep every night!!!
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  3. brownhairedmom

    brownhairedmom Well-Known Member

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    I mentioned it to him but he seemed to think it was normal, but I don't think the amount of discomfort i get in my legs at night is "normal". I have to pace around my house all night
     
  4. XKatX

    XKatX Well-Known Member

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    When did you see him? Is it worth going back and saying it's getting worse?
     
  5. PeanutBean

    PeanutBean Mumma to Byron & Indigo

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    Sounds like restless legs. I was reading up on cramp a couple of weeks ago and I'm sure I read something about deficiencies exacerbating restless legs, maybe calcium? Can't quite remember... Worth a google though.
     
  6. missjacey44

    missjacey44 Jacey & Baby Tye

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    Im not sure about being able to take anything to help when pregnant. And i dont know what else could make you sleep, iv tryed alot myself and nothing works!!! I would go back to your doctor because that doesnt sound good, it cant be good to only have that much sleep.
     
  7. bambikate

    bambikate Mummy of 2 gorgeous girls

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    a few drops of lavender oil on the pillow sometimes helps me go to sleep but not sure if they say you can use it during pregnancy or not? It helps relax your muscles and your mind!!!! :) x x
     
  8. ryder

    ryder Mum to Jasmine & Peyton

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    Drink lots of milk! Sounds like a calcium problem. Although for a couple weeks I couldn't sleep either... And now I can sleep all the time lol!
     
  9. xJG30

    xJG30 Tom & Mummy <3

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    Elevate your legs :)
     
  10. WelshGirl

    WelshGirl Mummy at last!!

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    I think I read somewhere about restless legs being due to a lack of potassium? I know you get potassium in Bananas, so maybe try eating one in the evening?

    x
     
  11. Becky

    Becky Jacobs Mummy

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    I have read that those pregnancy pillows are good but havent tried them myself!! I dont know what else to suggest sorry!!

    x
     
  12. brownhairedmom

    brownhairedmom Well-Known Member

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    Ugh I looked it up and apparently restless leg syndrome (if thats what it is) is caused by iron deficiency in pregnancy. I'm already getting blood work done to check my iron levels tomorrow for other reasons, so I guess we'll find out.

    I have a pregnancy pillow, it just makes it worse
     
  13. PeanutBean

    PeanutBean Mumma to Byron & Indigo

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    Join the low-iron club!
     
  14. cosmotbear

    cosmotbear Expecting number 2 :-)

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    :hugs: no words of advice but big hugs. I have lots of insomnia at the moment but no leg problems. Are you swimming? It might help to tire you out.
     
  15. SalJay

    SalJay Well-Known Member

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    I was just going to say restless legs is common when anemic.... lol another joy eh???? I used to get really restless legs and after a couple of weeks ( yes sorry that long) on iron tablets it disappeared. Good luck to you with the bloods! x
     
  16. Lucy&Pard

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    Chamomile tea helps you to relax. I drink it every night and Ive started sleeping ok. Although my hubby has restless legs and he runs his feet under the cold tap in the bath for a few minutes before bed and that seems to work. Sorry cant help anymore...its such a pain not being able to sleep!
     

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