Mombu 2012-08-06 06:54:18
Well my wife is having problems sleeping. We have a pillow that is shaped
like the letter C and she uses that. She said that it is hard for her to
fall asleep and always tossing and turning. She is getting about 5-6 hrs of
sleep per night. Any suggestions on helping falling asleep..
Thanks for any input.
Daisy 2012-08-06 06:55:30
Im 41 weeks and have not been able to sleep for 2 months. The only thing
that I can figure out is that I need to have this baby, then I can sleep
comfortably (although for not many hours at a time : ) ) Daisy
Kereru 2012-08-06 06:55:51
Relax, relax and oh yes more relaxing. All the old remedies like warm milk a
hot bath etc.. Lavendar oil and a massage. Some people find s** helps, or
o***** one way or the other (for her not you BTW!).
All that said it does get hard to sleep towards the end. I find it best not
to try to hard, tell myself that if I can’t sleep I can at least rest maybe
read a magazine etc.. Also I found it easier to sleep when my husband went
and slept in the spare bed.
Rat3771 2012-08-08 17:48:26
I’m almost 31 weeks pregnant with my first child and I’m having a
helluva time sleeping at night. I usually sleep better during the day
when I can spread out and have the entire bed to myself while my
husband is at work.
I’ve told my husband that I will NOT kick him out of our bed to the
spare bed because I need my ‘teddy bear’ (him) to hug at night when I
wake up and just can’t get back to sleep right away.
I’ve been having aches and pains in my hips and lower back for the
past couple of weeks (mostly at night and early mornings)…I’ve found
that Tylenol PM works for helping me to sleep at night, and it eases
the pain too.
Kay_rh 2012-08-08 17:48:43
What is sleep again? I have a hard time getting to sleep any night, I
find it relatively easy to fall asleep to the 6:00 news while sitting
in the recliner, but I never feel refreshed and awake when I wake up
in the mornings. As soon as I feel comfortable enough to go to sleep
I have to get up and pee anyways!
Ahhh, the joys of pregnancy! I don’t forsee any great nights of sleep
in my near future.
Stowe 2012-08-08 17:49:09
You know what would help me sleep? A catheter! I am up to pee every
hour! I turn over a lot, but can do so practically still asleep. It is
the peeing that is killing me.
Man I am tired. (34 weeks)
Hokabana 2012-08-08 17:49:19
I would have her see if sleeping somewhere else would help. For the
last 4 weeks of my first pregnancy, the only way I could get
comfortable was to sleep on the couch.
The huwe famil 2012-08-08 17:49:36
Me too 🙂 I actually feel FINE lying down, but then think that I might as
well go since I am awake. The moment I sit up I have to run to the restroom
to make it.
The huwe famil 2012-08-08 17:49:40
I ended up moving into the spare bedroom. The bed in there was mine before
we were married anyway, so it feels like an old friend. The reasons I moved
were multiple tho: 1. I got HUGE fast. There wasn’t enough room for me to
turn over. 2. My husband has sleep apnea which has not been controlled
yet. Major snoring on his part. 3. I hadn’t been sleeping pretty much
since my 1st trimester and felt that I had a better chance if I wasn’t
disturbed in any way by anyone/anything else.
The funny thing is, when I was told that I’d be having a c-section and the
babies would stay in the NICU for a while, I was actually quite glad. I
could heal AND sleep before having to tackle taking care of the babies.
Em 2012-08-11 21:32:43
I, otoh, am going to be in for a very rude awakening and change of routine
when the baby shows up!! I’m still sleeping just dandy at going on 35 weeks.
I get up *maybe* once in the night to go to the bathroom (though I still
often sleep a full night without using the bathroom as well) and I sometimes
wake up once or twice when changing positions (because it is more awkward to
Em 2012-08-11 21:33:22
I know! I hope this doesn’t mean I’m the one who is going to end up with a
h***-raiser of a baby to “punish” me for my good pregnancy 🙂
Seriously though, I didn’t mean to appear that I’m gloating or something. I
am aware that I’ve been pretty lucky so far.
Na 2012-08-14 10:11:36
oh not at all, kudos to you for handeling it well! but we are all still
jealous (in a good way) he he he
Daye 2012-08-14 10:12:10
Well, my first pregnancy was hellish. My DD was a dream child. I
always say that she was my reward for getting through my pregnancy.
Not that I wishing a hellish child on you!!
Momma to Jayan
EDD 11 Jan 2004
Na 2012-08-14 20:48:31
funny thing, I went to a festival last summer and while I was there I
decided to pay 10 bucks to get my cards read.. the lady told me that the
cards said that I have an well mannored daughter who is so polite which is
SO true… but then she said the cards said pay back was a commin and that
My next child would be a bad boy lol. nstrong willed, stubborn, and does
what he wants… so far everything is true *UH OH*
I kind of figured as much… I never believe tarrot cards and such but it
makes me wonder in im in for it.
Kereru 2012-08-19 15:56:30
Don’t bet on it! People love to horrify you with tales of sleepless nights
but it’s not always the way. After the first few days my little man was up
twice for a quick feed then straight back to sleep, no pacing the halls.
Then at eight weeks he dropped it to one and by three months the whole night
7pm – 7am. So I will have a shock if number two keeps me up. You never know!