32 weeks pregnant and can't sleep at night

  • I am 32 weeks pregnant with 3 kids and I can't sleep at night at all and I don't like it at all.I mean I have to wait until like 2:00 0r 3:00 in the moning to fall asleep sometimes or sometime laster then that.or sometimes I feel like hot or I need to throw up And I take a shower to clam down and I fall asleep.but not all the times sometimes like at 2:00 or 3:00 in the morning I feel like I need to get up and walk around my apartment buildings to go to sleep sometimes. I am telling you I have tried everything for me to try to fall asleep at night and it's not working at all and I do not like it at. so is they anybody out They that have any idea how I can get some more sleep at night please. I am desperate.
  • Tprzyblo-

    Not being able to sleep can be just awful.  I did some research for you and here are some ideas of things you can do to help you get back to sleeping normally.  This information is from the "Mayo Clinic" website.  I've put the link below as well as some of the info.  Take care and let me know how else I can help!

     

    Lifestyle and home remedies

    By Mayo Clinic staff

    No matter what your age, insomnia usually is treatable. The key often lies in changes to your routine during the day and when you go to bed. Try these tips:

    • Stick to a sleep schedule. Keep your bedtime and wake time consistent from day to day, including on weekends.
    • Get out of bed when you're not sleeping. Sleep as much as needed to feel rested, and then get out of bed. If you can't sleep, get out of bed after 20 minutes and do something relaxing, such as reading.
    • Avoid trying to sleep. The harder you try, the more awake you'll become. Read or watch television in another room until you become very drowsy, then go to bed to sleep.
    • Use your bed and bedroom only for sleeping or sex. Don't read, watch TV, work or eat in bed.
    • Find ways to relax. A warm bath before bedtime can help prepare you for sleep. Having your partner give you a massage also may help relax you. Create a relaxing bedtime ritual, such as reading, soft music, breathing exercises, yoga or prayer.
    • Avoid or limit naps. Naps can make it harder to fall asleep at night. If you can't get by without one, try to limit a nap to no more than 30 minutes and don't nap after 3 p.m.
    • Make your bedroom comfortable for sleep. Close your bedroom door or create a subtle background noise, such as a running fan, to help drown out other noises. Keep your bedroom temperature comfortable, usually cooler than during the day, and dark. Don't keep a computer or TV in your bedroom.
    • Exercise and stay active. Get at least 20 to 30 minutes of vigorous exercise daily at least five to six hours before bedtime.
    • Avoid or limit caffeine, alcohol and nicotine. Caffeine after lunchtime and using nicotine can keep you from falling asleep at night. Alcohol, while it may initially make you feel sleepy, can cause unrestful sleep and frequent awakenings.
    • Avoid large meals and beverages before bed. A light snack is fine, but eating too much late in the evening can interfere with sleep. Drink less before bedtime so that you won't have to urinate as often.
    • Check your medications. If you take medications regularly, check with your doctor to see if they may be contributing to your insomnia. Also check the labels of over-the-counter products to see if they contain caffeine or other stimulants, such as pseudoephedrine.
    • Don't put up with pain. If a painful condition bothers you, make sure the pain reliever you take is effective enough to control your pain while you're sleeping.
    • Hide the bedroom clocks. Set your alarm so that you know when to get up, but then hide all clocks in your bedroom, including your wristwatch and cell phone. The less you know what time it is at night, the better you'll sleep.

    Link: http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/insomnia/DS00187/DSECTION=lifestyle-and-home-remedies

  • Jess _babyRn- Thanks for the invite I'm going to see if thoes tip help me or not and I will let you know if they work or not
  • Hope some of these tips help! I know a lot of pregnant women can relate to your sleeping troubles. I know I often need to take a shower and have a period of time where I just have the lights low, sip something caffeine free, and read a book. Eventually, I get sleepy and use the body pillow that I bought to get comfortable. Hang in there!

  • Those are all some great tips. If you still have trouble sleeping after everything, make sure you talk to your doctor. There may be something she can do to help. More than likely it is nerves and anxiety keeping you up at night. Good luck! 

  • MommyRN4- I have talk my DR about it I still having trouble sleeping at nigh those and I have try everything to help me sleep too
  • Well...I guess it's hopefully less than a month or two left of this. :-( I remember feeling so relieved when my first came because at least I could sleep in 3 hour chunks for the most part at night! Hang in there. Hugs.

  • I finely got a good night sleep last night
  • I finely got a good night sleep last night yaya! I took me a shower like at 10:30 or 11:00 and right after I got out I felt a little tried so lay down and went straight to bed and I didn't weak up until like 9:00 in the mornin. So ya thank god for that! And thank you all for the tip and suport too and hopefully I can keep on getting a good night sleep until my baby is bron too