Pregnancy Insomnia in the 3rd Trimester

 Posted by on January 16, 2015  Add comments  Tagged with:
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I’ve been struggling with pregnancy insomnia for a while now, but it seems to have gotten a lot worse since I entered the 3rd trimester.

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Pregnancy Insomnia in the 3rd Trimester

Right now, I’m sitting on the couch, stuffing my face with Chex Mix, and binge-watching Friends on Netflix.  It’s after 1:00am, and even though I’m physically exhausted, I’m wide awake.

I tried to go to sleep earlier tonight when John did, but the same thing happened that happens every night.  He falls asleep the second his head hits the pillow (lucky bastard!), and there I lay, wide awake, staring at the ceiling.  I roll over onto my side, turn my cell phone on to browse Facebook and play a few rounds of Candy Crush, in hopes that it will help me to become sleepy.  Some times it does actually work, but tonight was not one of those nights.

On nights like tonight, I have the worst case of restless legs known to man, heartburn that makes it nearly impossible for me to lay down without feeling like my entire digestive system is on fire, this baby inside me won’t stop kicking me, and no matter how many pillows I surround myself with, I’m just plain uncomfortable.

After the 5th time of getting up to go pee within a 2 hour period, I said “screw it” and planted myself on the couch instead of trying to go back to sleep again.  I’m not sleeping anyway, so I might as well try to do something productive, right?  Does stuffing your face with Chex Mix at 1:00am qualify as something productive?

I know this pregnancy insomnia is just nature’s way of preparing me for the sleepless nights I’ll have after my baby’s arrival, but honestly, I wish I could just enjoy sleeping through the night until then.

7 weeks left until my due date – the countdown is ON!

Did you struggle with insomnia during your pregnancy?  Do you have any tips or tricks that helped you get a good night’s sleep?

  One Response to “Pregnancy Insomnia in the 3rd Trimester”

  1. Ha, this made me laugh as it’s just last 1 am, my husband is fast asleep, and I’m up reading mommy blogs cause sleep is a mile away for me! Welcome to third trimester, again! Sometimes I find warm milk and an old favourite childhood novel like Little Women or Anne of Green Gables helps me be distracted long enough to get sleepy. Some thing comforting. But I’ve also been know to dance to music with my headphones in the dark living room…forgetting any ideas of sleep! 😉

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