Not sleeping? This works for me

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by Lallie, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Lallie

    Lallie Well-Known Member

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    Between getting up ten times a night for a piddle, waking myself up with aches and pains or kicks, and, lately, my hubby's desperate attempts to stop my ear-melting snores, I hadn't had a good sleep for months.
    I'd fall asleep ok after a nice warm bath but getting back to sleep after being woken was my problem until....audiobooks. I download them onto my phone from iTunes, stick my earplugs in and within minutes am back to noddyblinkers, it's just like being read to when I was little. It takes my mind off anything that is keeping me awake and off I go. Only trouble is remembering where I am up to as I always fall asleep really quickly. I hope this helps someone else catch up on missing zzzz's.
     
  2. southerngal2

    southerngal2 Well-Known Member

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    Great idea! I never thought of trying that!

    I'm having a horrible time sleeping too and sometimes it takes and hour or two to get back to sleep.
    I am going to give this a try!
     
  3. feedindy

    feedindy Well-Known Member

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    Nice idea! Sometimes some soft music helps me fall asleep.

    By the way, I always use the word "piddle" at home and my husband thinks it's hilarious. I love that word.
     
  4. Crazy4Emily

    Crazy4Emily Mom to Emily & Expecting!

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    I have slept sooo badly the last few weeks. I can't get comfortable, i have horrible dreams, and my DH and DD are conspiring to wake me up twice a night regardless. I'm sooo exhausted. I threatened my DH to go to a hotel for a few days if I didn't start getting some real sleep. LOL
     
  5. Brookey

    Brookey Well-Known Member

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    I keep having nightmares! usually about the baby...it does make you feel like you havent slept all night.x
     
  6. Kiddo

    Kiddo Well-Known Member

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    Last night I even dreamt that I couldn't sleep!
     
  7. 0_o

    0_o Me, Df, Ds + Dd

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    I downloaded a white noise application on my phone. It has things like a beach setting, storms, all sorts. I definitely recommend them. XX
     
  8. Pippin

    Pippin Sam and Adélie-Rose's Mum

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    Good idea I did this with my son. I'd listen to books I'd already read (twilight :blush:) so it didn't matter where I got to I just picked it up again the next night.
     
  9. misstia

    misstia Well-Known Member

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    Aromatherapy eye mask. Smells of lavender and chamomile......... can't sleep without it. The other night I lost it in the middle of the night...LOL my hubby helped me tear the bed apart because I would complain all night if I didn't have it............. I somehow stuffed it inside of my pillow case when I was asleep....

    LOL..... I kept saying I can smell it when I lie down, but where the heck is it when I sit up????. :haha:
     
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    sargmel Well-Known Member

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    My boyfriend has been sooo sweet - he sleeps on the couch most nights as he knows I don't sleep with him snoring in the bed. I tell him everynight to come to bed but he doesn't. :)
     
  11. miss cakes

    miss cakes Well-Known Member

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    might try that on my son who thinks i only need 3 hours a night!
     

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