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The night time feeding has me all thrown off. I don't mind getting up with her, but the issue is that I can't fall back asleep afterwards. By the time I fall back asleep, she is soon ready to wake up again.
Tonight for instance, it was DH that got up with her. I woke up bc I heard them, and here I lie 2 hours later, still awake.
This sucks. Anyone else having sleep problems? Any tips you can share?
That's me! I've always had a tough time falling asleep. I sometimes use melatonin. It's an herbal supplement to help you fall asleep but not like a sleeping pill. I've also heard great things about sleep time tea.
Right now I'm on Vicodin for a wrist procedure I has yesterday so I was out like a light! Lol
A month ago I had insomnia soo bad I thought I was going to lose it completely. One night I lay awake from 12-7am. It was so terrible. And it's a cycle that gets worse cause the more sleep you lose the more you TRY to sleep and that often makes it harder to go to sleep cause you are too conscious of it. Then... a vicious cycle.
I have one word of advice. It SAVED ME. I didn't believe it could or would but after my first procedure what do you know, I went straight to sleep every time after he fed in the night!
ACUPUNCTURE!!!!!!!! I go once a week now, to a community clinic that's low cost. It seriously is amazing! I took Ambien and Benadryl (doctor's recommendation at first) but those were making everything even worse. I had a horrible panic attack and then was recommended Zoloft! Acupuncture made it so that I needed NONE of that! It lessened my anxiety by 95%. I don't know how it works, but DANG, it really really worked for me!
Also- not looking at my Iphone, not getting out of bed (having hubby do diaper changes in the night) and just taking deep breaths when I can't sleep also helps a lot. I drink Sleepy Time tea every night now too before bed.
Not sleeping can seriously escalate out of control. I believe natural ways to get yourself to sleep are best.
One of things that came to me during my first acupuncture session was that I needed to stop panicking about trying to sleep. I needed to just stay in the moment, now, when night falls, during the middle of the night. I also thought not sleeping would kill me, but I realized the worst it could do is make me a little crazy, but that I would get through it. That made it much better. To stop focusing on it and to start thinking like "well if I don't sleep it wont kill me" instead of "HELP!!! I'm dying! I need to sleep."
My sleep schedule is so messed up. Stinks working the crappy 2nd shift hours. I need to start forcing myself to go to bed right when I get home because I get this burst of energy when I'm home, but can't do much cause everyone else is sleeping. Then daytime rolls around I'm a zombie and before I know it it's time for work again.