Is there anything I can take for sleeping?

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  1. Caiti

    Caiti Well-Known Member

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    I'm sleeping so bad at the moment, I wake up every hour for like 2 minutes, then drift back off to sleep. By the time it gets to 6am, I need a wee, then because I've stayed up too long, I start feeling sick where I need to eat, so I grab some biccies and end up staying up for the rest of the day :/

    Just wondering if there were any sleeping remedies I could take? I had some herbal tablets but it says not to take whilst pregnant :( I'd just like more than a few hours sleep :cry:
     
  2. aymz1983

    aymz1983 Well-Known Member

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    I don't know of any but I'd like to know as well....sleep mostly eludes me too..
     
  3. Misstink

    Misstink Well-Known Member

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    Im having the same problem so i went to my doctor yesterday and she said unfortunately there is nothing safe to take in pregnancy as any sleeping tablets we take will also make our babies drowsy as well!! Ive just been trying to have a nap or just a rest for half an hour during the day, not eating or drinking anything after 8pm, going to bed around 10-11pm and reading a book till i feel drowsy enough to drop off!! Im still having to pee around 5 times a night but i seem to be sleeping a lot better!!
    xxxxxxxxxx
     
  4. hoptingfor3

    hoptingfor3 Mom to three girls :)

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    I was given Phenogran for neausea and a side effect is it makes your drowsy. I haven't had much morning sickness the past couple of weeks but have continued to take the dose right before bed, and it helps me sleep though the night. I talked to my OB about it last week at my prenatal appointment, and he advised me for now, I can continue to take it for the purpose of helping me sleep, though later on I shouldnt take it.

    Hope this helps.
     
  5. Dannieo

    Dannieo Well-Known Member

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    I use a lavender mist on my pillow. Don't use too much and you can't bathe in it, but if you put two or three drops in some water in a spray bottle and squirt your pillow before bed, it does help you drop off.

    Or the Avon does a bed and linen spray in lavender and chamomile, which works too. Lavender can cause uterine contractions if you use too much or put it in your bath, but I asked the Doctor and they said spraying your pillow with diluted stuff was fine. But always ask your MW or doc if you aren't sure!

    I also find listening to natural world cds help relax me, just don't use anything with water or you'll be up every half hour for the loo!

    Hope you get a good nights sleep soon. xxx
     
  6. swanxxsong

    swanxxsong pregnant w my rainbow!

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    I have a natural sounds device that I love, but hubby cannot fall asleep without the TV on - maddening! lol.

    I, too, am having issues sleeping. Will mention it at my appointment on the 28 but meanwhile, just trying to find ideas on how to lure myself to sleep. Read a warm cup of milk before bed can help. Maybe will try that tonight.
     
  7. PinkGlitter87

    PinkGlitter87 Aidan's Mummy :)

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    At the risk of sounding like my granny, i dont think you can beat a milky horlicks!! Knocks me out all night!! x x x
     
  8. cinnamum

    cinnamum Mumof_6_PREG W#7

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    ^^^

    YES totally agree :hugs:
     
  9. sweetm

    sweetm Pregnant with my first

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    Thought I was the only one with sleeping problems. The lavender mist mentioned above is a great idea.
     
  10. sailorgirl1

    sailorgirl1 Well-Known Member

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    I use Rescue Remedy Sleep - not much of it, but it's natural and MW said was ok xx
     
  11. robinator

    robinator Guest

    I haven't tried this myself as luckily I have not had ms, but I read one thing they prescribe for ms is Unisom, which is a sleeping pill. Always check with your doc, though.
     
  12. jenjen82

    jenjen82 pregnant-1st trimester

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    i was told ambien and tylenol pm are safe
     
  13. robinator

    robinator Guest

    Ambien is Cat C, and when they did the tests in rats it did show birth defects. I looked into this because I usually take it to sleep....
     
  14. XxCalxX

    XxCalxX Well-Known Member

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    haha i used to have horlicks when i was younger if i was sleeping over at my grandmas :)
    i brought some the other day it does help,or i just have a mug of warm milk or hot chocolate.
     
  15. brooke28

    brooke28 Toddler & Newborn Twins

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    I also have horrible ms and my doctor said unisom or benadryl before bed can help...which also makes you sleep.
     
  16. sammy1205

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    The Phenergan or Zofran, should make you drowsy. How about trying to read a book that you don't have much interest in, that usually puts me to sleep.
     
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    My doctor said benedryl for occasional insomnia is ok. Last pregnancy I occasionally took 1/2 pill to sleep.
     
  18. Kadan82

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    Tylenol pm has Acetominophen and Benadryl and is safe but should really only b taken occasionally.
    And the reading a boring book is a good idea or what always works for me is praying...puts me to sleep every time! Lol. That sounds bad but I know God understands :).
     

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