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1117231 tn?1456609540

Cant sleep?

Anyone not sleeping. I've just hit 23 weeks and finding it impossible to sleep. I've tried.pregnancy pillows, eating bananas before bed and relaxation music. I am up all night and cant get comfy. Still getting hip pain. any ideas?
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Same here I cant sleep, cant get comfy then get pains right below my ribs, and then he starts moving and oh my gosh!  top it all off I have to get up a million times to pee :(  I have a feeling it is just going to get worse...
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1576600 tn?1296363856
ive had a little trouble falling asleep over the last few nites... last nite i was singing twinkle twinkle (not sure if it was for the baby's benefit or mine).... baby not kicking that hard to keep me up... i just cant sleep and when i do, i wake up every hour to run to the toilet... its crazy... im tired all the time....i'll be 23 weeks tomorrow
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676143 tn?1312941771
The only small tiny bit of advice I can offer with not sleeping is to not drink anything for 2 hours before you go to bed, that way you shouldn't have to get up, or at least not as much, to go to the bathroom in the middle of the night.  Of course, this does not help with the pains, though, just the urge to pee that wakes you up.  Sorry.   Though, you could try a heating pad on achy joints..I did that occasionally with my last pregnancy..this one hasn't been as painful - yet!  
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1559231 tn?1297059408
Hi all - i have been taking 2 magnesium tablets 30 mins before bed time and it is amazing. It totally relaxes you and helps with the cramping. Magnesium is an amazing thing; they call it nature’s natural tranquilizer.

And if my hip pains are really bad I take 1 tablet again in the morning. I take the CAL-MAG mix, so that I get the best of both worlds and my doc is very happy that I am taking them.

Trust me, it works…. Some days, it at least takes the edge off of the pain, and other days it take it completely away.

Give it a try. It is also so good for baby, and also helps prevent early labour.

Read up on it – its amazing….and there is not enough in our pregnancy vitamins, so taking extra is needed.

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1439241 tn?1306300511
Hi all - I have tried Kisteng266's advise, she posted this info a while back, I can honestly say that I do not suffer from cramping & hip pains since I have started to use Magnesium tabs, I sleep better, eventhou I have to go to the toilet 2 - 3 times at night, I do not struggle to fall right back to sleep after I have been up!! I am just over 23wks now ... I am more relaxed, I am taking 1 magnesium, had no need to take more. Hope this helps. Blessings
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1454858 tn?1306784378
I too have horrible hip pain!  sometimes it is immobilizing & I can barely walk.  

Also having trouble sleeping.  when I do finally sleep I just wake up with a weird dream & have to pee.  Then I go back to bed & lay there FOREVER!
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1610044 tn?1326170840
Hahaha me too, I end up watching half of a movie til I fall back to sleep, and I randomly take naps now hahaha but I did what angela said didnt drink anything before bed and it was amazing not to have to wake up and pee, but I still randomly wake up cause of weird dreams.
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1356103 tn?1332593195
I don't get up a lot to pee maybe once. But I do have shoulder pain from laying only on my sides. I think that is the part that is bothering me the most. The side laying...I'm over it! The body pillow does help and I think this weekend im going to get a wedge for my belly to prop it up. I'm 24w tomorrow. He doesn't kick hard enough to keep me up at night but when my husband has his hand on my stomach he says he can feel it.
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676143 tn?1312941771
Manderella - I am having the weirdest dreams, too!  Sometimes, I wake up and it takes a while to fall back asleep - I wouldn't say they are always nightmares, just weird stuff.  Oh, one of my sort of funny "nightmares" was that I woke up in the morning, after this baby was born, and I had TWO diapers to change - my son and the new baby...LOL...I was like, well, I guess that's gonna be reality soon...my son will only be 18 months when my daughter is born, so we'll be having LOTS of diapers!  

By the way - now that you girls started talking about hip pain - mine has been hurting, too!  LOL  Also my shoulders hurt since we are supposed to sleep on our sides..though I do occasionally stay on my back - my bed is kind of lumpy so I know I'm never FLAT on my back.  I have a boppy pregnancy pillow that helps me get comfortable, too, and gives my belly some support when I'm on my sides.
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1610044 tn?1326170840
Angela thats is funny hahaha, I had a dream my little guy had teeth and I was so afraid to breastfeed him haha. I have the craziest dreams I also had a dream I gave birth to e.t. haha crazyness  :)
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676143 tn?1312941771
Manderella - they say some babies can be born with teeth!  Uh oh!  I hope you have strong nipples..haha  That is rarely the case though, I have never actually heard of it happening to anyone...my son didn't get his first until 11 months (I stopped breastfeeding at 10 months, thank goodness).  He's now 14 months and has almost 6 teeth..I think he's a slow teether.  I also often dreamed that I gave birth and the baby was really advanced, like could walk and talk already...kind of freaky...LOL

By the way - last night I was so thirsty I drank water before bed (which as I said before, I don't do) and guess what, for the first time in a while, I had to get up in the middle of the night to pee...grrrr...so annoying when I'm all cozy in bed with my pillows all around me.  LOL
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1610044 tn?1326170840
Oh my gosh I never knew that!!! Better start like sand papering my nips haha jk! Wow he has 6 teeth, time to teach him to bite everyone but you! I hate when you wake up cause you have to pee, I lay there and am so tired I tell myself I can hold it go back to sleep and wake up about to pee my pants, aah :)
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179530 tn?1368936603
Yea! I can't sleep either! I read in Parents Magazine that by not sleeping, you can increase your risk to preeclampsia... I am going to talk to my doctor about ways to sleep. I have about 10 dreams/night that I can clearly remember because I never get out of REM.
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1610044 tn?1326170840
Ha! Now how is everyone sleeping??? Me oh not at all anymore I can barely roll over nowadays and getting up out of bed wow what a joke... I read in a magazine to get satin sheets and satin pjs so you can just slide all over hahaha fabulous but i passed that one up...
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1395422 tn?1308016251
I'm not sleeping at all either! I can sometimes take a nap during the day for an hour or 2. But as night, if I lie all the down, it feels like all the blood is rushing to my head, so then I have to sleep sitting up, only it hurts my hips to sleep on my back. And then I have to pee like 4x / night. And I also have a large dog, 2 very fat cats and a very tolerant fiancee that sleep with me. LOL. I just toss and turn ALL NIGHT. I did take a Benadryl to sleep the other night though, it worked quite well.
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676143 tn?1312941771
I was sleeping OK until the 3rd trimester and all of it's aches and pains showed up.  My hips hurt when I sleep on my sides, not that we have a choice - no back or stomach sleeping.  Despite how much or little I have had to drink in the day, I have to pee like 3 times during the night - and I pee each time as if I drank a lot and haven't peed in hours!  It's ridiculous!  I can't easily roll over because my very upper inner thigh muscles absolutely kill me!  I am so ready to have this baby and at least the aches and pains will be gone - then I won't be sleeping for a different reason!  LOL
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1395422 tn?1308016251
Oh I would just like to add....(bc you just mentioned stomach sleeping) that my friend has a tempurpedic mattress, the real one, and I took a nap at her house the other day, and I could sleep on my tummy!!! at 32 weeks! That is all. =]
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