Since turning 6 1/2 months pregnant it would be fair to say sleep has gone out the window.
I had spent up until this point redecorating our entire house from top to bottom but on finally finishing and looking forward to getting some rest it seems my pregnant self has decided against my inner wants and has betrayed me at this stage I am currently exhausted and suffering from pregnancy insomnia.
With my previous 2 pregnancies I never had a problem with sleeping, in fact I could have slept on broken glass! However this pregnancy is caused me to make changes to my sleeping pattern in a really bizarre way.
I have been heading to bed around 9pm which is when I feel super sleepy and managed to get a fairly comfortable position with the help of my Baby Bundle Pregnancy Pillow, however within seconds of my head hitting the pillow my mind decides it’s not had enough and continues to turn at a rapid rate. My mind regurgitates everything that happened in the day, everything that is planned for the next day, blog post ideas and even shopping lists and after an hour I tend to give up and watch something on TV.
I know that watching TV is not advised to help sleep, but for me over the last week I have decided to take afternoon naps when hubs gets home from work in the afternoon and they seem to be helping with getting to sleep more quickly at bedtime … However the constant trips for a wee every 40 minutes through the night have now left me shattered and unable to get back to sleep instead.
I have tried warm baths, cool room, reading, lavender scents and even staying up till I am dropping to sleep on the sofa but nothing really seems to work.
I guess if nothing else I will be fully into the night-time feeding routine before baby gets here as it’s certainly good practice but I am still struggling and fear from here on out I might just become nocturnal instead!
Why is it this pregnancy is determined to keep me sleep deprived and yet the previous 2 never did this?
If you have suffered with Pregnancy Insomnia did you find something to help?