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    Hey guys,

    I am 15 weeks preganant and i am starting to have some trouble sleeping. Its been really hard to get comfortable and i have been waking up several times a night. It sucks because i am still so tired and run down! Does anybody else have trouble or is this not pregnancy related? Also is there anything i can do to get a better sleep?

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    Yes, I have had that with all my pregnancies... have you tried to put a pillow between your knees/thighs when you go to bed? I found this helped me a bit..

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    Sorry for my bad news - but I am 37 weeks and I'm still having trouble sleeping - I sleep with 5 pillows :O ... Hope you find a comfy way to sleep soon

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    Yeah i cant sleep when pregnant either... Even if i do get comfy, i wake because i have to pee or have crazy dreams, then have to try to get comfy again :/

    I figure its a nice little warm up for all those sleepless nights with a new bub haha

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    It's so totally pregnancy related and guess what? You have 25 more weeks of no sleep coming up!!

    I barely slept thru my last pregnancy, and since bub didn't sleep thru till almost 18 months, I was sleep deprived for over 2 yrs!! Best thing u can do is just try make urself as comfortable as u can - pillow between your knees, pillow against ur back, pillow under ur bump (when it's bigger and heavier).. And u'll prob hafta kick hubby/partner out of bed to accommodate all your pillows! ;b

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    it's so hard to be incredibly tired and unable to sleep at the same time!
    I struggled a bit in my last pregnacy, so I would drink a cup of decaf tea in the evening or a warm cup of horlicks or Milo.
    When I was really at the end of my tether I would take two panadol before bed, have a Milo and then tuck myself in.
    I hope that helps

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    its awful it happens to me too. The only thing I can suggest that hasn't been mentioned is try not to go to bed too early, try to go at your normal bedtime or you'll just end up tossing and turning for longer. You could also try a guided meditation or sleep hypnosis app or CD, I use them a lot when I get to that 'getting frustrated coz I can't sleep' stage, and it relaxes me usually enough to be able to fall asleep.

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    Yes I had this. It got a bit better after I bought a body pillow at Kmart. Now 2,5 years after giving birth, I still sleep with that pillow in bed. I even took it with me into hospital when I got admitted in the maternity ward at 33 weeks.

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    I'm an insomniac from way back, so i have lots of techniques! Try and find some Verveine tea (lemon verbena), or the sleepy tea from T2 if you can't find that. I buy it from those herb sellers at Paddy's Market, Sydney. Also, cammomile and peppermint tea help a little.

    Relaxation MP3s on the iPhone are brilliant. Also, do some light weights a couple of hours before bed, and take a long walk or do some exercise each day. Make sure you get sunshine each day (good for the circadian rhythms). Doing weights seems to relax the muscles.

    Magesium and calcium tablets are great too, for relaxing muscles and the mind.

    Sweet dreams!

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    I'm only 9ish weeks and I already have problems sleeping. I don't know if mine is pregnancy related because I haven't gotten to the stage yet where I'm uncomfortable. I manage to fall asleep alright most nights but then I end up waking after a few hours and can't get back to sleep. I sometimes wake up around 5am, and don't fall asleep again until 7am which results in sleeping until 11. Its been going on for the last couple of weeks so I'm guessing its hormones or something...


 

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