how do you cope with been tired and no sleep????

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  1. emiliasmummy

    emiliasmummy Well-Known Member

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    i am so tired 5 and hal weeks of only about 4hr sleep a night and now a week of 6hr broken sleep .... im a zombie and feel like i cant fuction anymore how do u ladies manage to act normal xxx
     
  2. Ice Cold Cube

    Ice Cold Cube Mother of 2 and 3 angels

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    In my case, caffeine!

    L x
     
  3. emiliasmummy

    emiliasmummy Well-Known Member

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    lol i have honestly drank my weight in the stuff i dont have blood cells no more just caffine ones x
     
  4. starrybean

    starrybean Proud Mom of One

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    Same here, coffee, coffee and more coffee!!!
     
  5. Pramaholic86

    Pramaholic86 Guest

    Not very well at all :(
    I said to my OH when he came in, she's all yours for 2 hours I'm going to sleep, I don't care what she does just do not wake me up! Sounds selfish but I felt like a new person after.
    Can you have someone watch her for you?
    Hope you get some sleep soon xx
     
  6. mrs_park

    mrs_park Mummy to THREE BOYS!

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    I have to limit my caffeine as I'm bf :cry:

    Some days I have no idea how I will get through but I always do! I just try to be kind to myself and relax while Isaac catnaps (I mean, sleeps :dohh:)

    It gets easier xx
     
  7. Bluebell321

    Bluebell321 Well-Known Member

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    Try and get the odd nap in during the day if you can. I get so tired I feel hungover. Can't blame LO though as she sleeps 11 hours at night, it's just me who can't sleep. I keep waking up virtually every hour throughout the night and I feel absolutely shattered by the time the morning comes.
     
  8. Charliemarina

    Charliemarina expecting #4

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    well for me its redbull redbull redbull but im finding its not working anymore, im absolutely shattered, like urself i only get a 4 hour sleep at most im so drained, i do all the night feeds as OH works nights so its taking its toll on me with 2 other kids to look after also, its been 7 and half weeks and im really hoping that soon LO will get into a longer sleeping pattern soon but if she is anything like my eldest daughter she wont sleep through the night till she is 1 year old lol xx
     
  9. Lightworker

    Lightworker Well-Known Member

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    I keep telling myself " I am full of energy" over and over again. I haven't had a full night of unbroken sleep since my 2nd trimester so I am beyond tired. Lately I've realized I am abit more irritable and quick tempered so I have to keep an eye on that lol x
     
  10. xnewxmummyx

    xnewxmummyx Mummy, Daddy and Isobelle

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    Luckily Isobelle has STTN since 9weeks old UNTIL now!! :cry:

    So I am back to feeling like I have a newborn and cant function at all, I feel like I have a hangover, if only!!

    xx
     
  11. Louppey

    Louppey Mummy to 2 girls <3

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    In my case breakdown in tears at my mums, then have chocolate spread on toast & a nice cuppa.

    Broken sleep is just horrible, and I think I reached my breaking point today :cry:
     
  12. Jem88

    Jem88 Guest

    My LO goes to bed at 7pm then we go at 8pm, she then sleeps til 5.45am but wakes at 11pm an anytime between 2-3.30am for a feed.. she then has a hours nap around 7am which i then get back into bed until she wakes lol.
     
  13. louandivy

    louandivy Well-Known Member

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    coffee, showers and getting in bed and taking naps with Ivy! If I am reaally tired I'll take Ivy out for a walk as being out and the fresh air always seems to perk me up.

    (I haven't had more than 4 hours sleep in a row for nearly a year so I know what I'm talking about :rofl:)
     
  14. iceylou

    iceylou Guest

    redbull and lots of it. i constantly feel hungover. i get 5hrs max of unbroken sleep atm, its better than 2hrs :haha:
     
  15. Kimmy25

    Kimmy25 Well-Known Member

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    Redbull too I think I might turn into Gazza with an addiction to it :blush:
     
  16. Zedfaca

    Zedfaca Well-Known Member

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    I take pro plus in the mornings. I used to have berroca too, which really perked me up! But I had to stop because I noticed it was turning my milk luminous green. For any formula feeding tired ladies though- I highly recommend it!

    Other than that the old husband coming home to find me in tears and mumbling incoherently normally bags me a few nights of him helping me so I can catch up.
     
  17. Vixen_17

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    Heehee, same here. I'll survive for a couple of weeks and then be blubbing like ... erm.. a baby at meltdown point. Hubs will take over and I'll go to bed at 8pm for a couple of nights until I feel back to a point where I can cope again.

    I'm sure it must get easier.. hopefully before they reach teenage years!

    V
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  18. Lollip0p

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    Fresh air helps me to wake up, lots of caffeine, Im sure if i didn't drink i would get withdrawl symptoms. Lol

    i find it hard now Im back at work...... But showers help going to bed by 9pm lol, never really happens though.sleeping when lo sleeps.

    I think the last time i had a decent nights sleep was July 2010
     
  19. aliss

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    One thing that helped me (LO is still not STTN but is doing much better) was to make a morning ritual - every 5:30am wakeup, OH + I had a pot of coffee before he left for work and then I put LO in his jumper and just sat down for a bit, lol.

    Plus, low expectations :) Then I was either pleasantly surprised on a good night or not disappointed on the bad ones.
     
  20. pumpkim

    pumpkim Well-Known Member

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    I think I'm just used to it, because although there are some days I feel ridiculously tired, most days I feel ok :shrug:
    I haven't slept a whole night since 2nd tri so I think my body has adjusted to functioning on much less sleep.

    Cliche alert! It does get better. My LO has only been waking once a night since about 8 weeks and we sleep until about 7 / 7.30. Before that he woke a couple of times in the night and was awake to start the day from about 6am
    If I'm sensible and go to bed early I can get 5 or 6 hours of unbroken sleep before he wakes.
     

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