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May 2nd, 2013, 06:51 PM
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Has anyone else dealt with pregnancy induced insomnia? I had it for a short time during the first trimester of my last pregnancy, but it only lasted 2 weeks? Now suddenly I have it again. I will lay in bed for 2-3 hours before finally falling asleep, only to wake up (or be woken up...) and then be unable to fall back asleep again. I'm getting very tired, and it's been hard to keep up with my active boys!

Any tried and true natural remedies??
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May 2nd, 2013, 07:12 PM
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I have been having a lot of trouble sleeping lately too. Unfortunately I have no reccomendations. I seem to wake every night just to pass the time surfing the net on my phone for at least two hours before ill attempt sleep again. :/
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May 2nd, 2013, 11:40 PM
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So there with you. No matter how tired I am, if I'm woken up I am up for at least an hour or two. I've always been this way though so I don't know if it is pregnancy induced. Just brain on the fritz being off Cymbalta. It was the only thing that ever regulated my sleep schedule to something approaching normal.

I've had to do a lot of experimenting with sleep positions over the years. I found my nirvana - on my left side with my pillow over my head. For some reason that is the most effective, and apparently was a habit even when I was a kid. Sometimes hot chocolate does the trick. Otherwise I don't know much that works.
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May 3rd, 2013, 07:10 AM
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It doesn't help that sleep in general is starting to get uncomfortable - the hip, knee and back pain... Last night I did some squats, then stretches with deep breathing, and then pelvic rocks before crawling into bed with a body pillow. Oh and I also drank some natural calm magnesium too. I seemed to fall asleep a little easier and felt more comfortable/less restless, which resulted in deeper sleep...until about 4 am. Then the aches started up again. But still that was improvement! Not sure if it will work again tonight, but I need to be better about those exercises anyway, so maybe this will be my motivation?
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May 3rd, 2013, 07:27 AM
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I went on a good long walk late at night with DH before bed last night and seemed to sleep a bit better. Maybe there is something to that physical activity before bed?
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