Sleeping pains... help??

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Second Trimester' started by charliesmom, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. charliesmom

    charliesmom Dad, daughter, 2 chis

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    I’m having the most horrible nights of sleep ever this past week!! I think mostly it’s because I’m trying to sleep only on my sides (I’m usually a back sleeper), and so my shoulders are always curled up (maybe pillow isn’t supportive) but I wake up with the most excruciating neck, back and shoulder blades pain ever. I toss and turn about a million times a night too.

    How do I fix this? Do body pillows help?
     
  2. Clare Bear

    Clare Bear 2 Daughter's 1 Baby boy x

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    I'm with you there with the restless nights, i usually sleep on stomach and ever since i couldn't my dad brought me a body pillow so i can sleep easier on my side's, it helped the first few weeks but the last week or so i've been tossing, turning and waking alot, now i find myself waking up in the mornings on my back but laying on the pillow lol!

    Hope it get's better for you soon hun :hugs:
     
  3. Vestirse

    Vestirse Maker of the boobie booze

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    I got a body pillow because of my hips getting sore and have no more hip pain. Granted I've only had the body pillow for a week, but would have hip soreness every night and would wake up because of it and have to switch sides constantly.
     
  4. babyboo29

    babyboo29 Well-Known Member

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    I have been experiencing the same, baby has also started to kick lots at night so been having really broken sleep. I have a body pillow but its making me too warm in bed.
     
  5. charliesmom

    charliesmom Dad, daughter, 2 chis

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    Ok I just went and bought one at the consignment shop for only $29.99. Hope it'll releif my shoulders a little. They are killing me right now :(
     
  6. Vestirse

    Vestirse Maker of the boobie booze

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    Aww, hope it works hun. The soreness is really no fun.
     
  7. charliesmom

    charliesmom Dad, daughter, 2 chis

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    I tried it out last night and ...I guess it helped a little - but because my muscles have already been sore for a week, I think I need to cure it a bit first with heat and cold, then stretch it out with some yoga. I tossed and turned a jillion times at dawn, so I switched out of the body pillow and used regular pillow instead. OUCH - bad idea cuz with absolutely no back or leg support, it made my soreness way worst. So... as far as I can tell, it's helping. I just need to fix the aches first.
     
  8. quaints

    quaints Well-Known Member

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    I'd be feeling great, if only I could get regular decent sleep! I wake up at 3am every night with pain in my legs and hips. I get up for a few minutes to try and walk it off, do a bathroom trip but normally is too late and too much pain to get anymore proper rest. My body pillow does help but I hate to think how uncomfortable I'll be in a month or two's time.
     

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