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Old 01-04-2005, 08:06 PM   #1
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A little help sleeping

Okay....I have had it. For the past few weeks, I can not get a single good night's sleep. I toss and turn, and am incredibly uncomfortable every night. I read in a book to try using one of those body pillow things, and I tried it. Didnt help. I just cant get any sleep. I think on average, I am getting MAYBE 4 hours a night - and it is on and off, not straight good sleep. GRRRRR. I have been tempted to take this cough medicine that my doc gave me when I was sick with bronchitis as I still have some left. But I know that would not be a good thing - it helped me sleep, but I am no longer sick, so I probably shouldnt take it.

Does anyone know what kind of sleep aids one can take while pregnant? I am getting pretty desperate. I have ambien, but I KNOW you cant take that while pregnant.

 
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Old 01-04-2005, 08:30 PM   #2
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Re: A little help sleeping

I know exactly how you feel i am 36 weeks and my sleep for the last few months has been horrible, i toss and turn i have tried the pillow between the legs everything and nothing is helping i sleep for about an hour then im awake and it goes like that allllllllllllllll nite long then finally about 6am i fall asleep and sleep for maybe 2 hrs then im up its just totally wearing me out and making me feel horrible but i dont think there is anything we can do to help other than live with it and take as many naps as we can

 
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Old 01-04-2005, 08:52 PM   #3
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Re: A little help sleeping

ive been having the same awful problem....
i was a belly sleeper (cant do that anymore ) and i cannot sleep on my side no matter what i do...i would have better luck trying to sleep standing up!
i talked to my doc about the sleep dilemma, and he told me sleeping on my back wasnt a good idea either...BUT....if i layed on my back and put a pillow or some of the blanket, or a wadded up sweatshirt for that matter under one cheek (and im not talking the cheek on your face) that i would absolutely fine on my back....and because my hips were tilted a little, it would take pressure off the main arterty to my legs, and off my uterus....so i said what the heck....i'll try just about anything!
would you believe i actually slept!!!!!!!!!!
its actually pretty comfy and i can always put an extra pillow under my head if i wanna be propped up too!

i hope it works for some of you ladies too.....

Cara

 
Old 01-04-2005, 11:05 PM   #4
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Re: A little help sleeping

Im not positive but I believe its unisom that you can take during pg. I have it on paper somewhere frm the docs office. its totally safe. tomorrow Id call the office and ask them over the phone they should be able to help you. I know how you feel. I hate it Ive been in tears over not being able to fall asleep yet being so exausted all the time.

 
Old 01-05-2005, 04:56 AM   #5
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you can take Benadryl. It works very well for most women. That's what my midwife had me take with my 1st.
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