Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Pregnancy 101: Third Trimester Insomnia

I've read online from multiple people and multiple sites that once the third trimester hits a lot of women experience insomnia.  I would read different womens blogs and twitter about how they would be wide awake at 3 a.m. and starving or unable to go back to sleep.  I'm exactly two weeks into my third trimester and am the lucky girl that is already experiencing this phenomenon.

Starting at the end of last week I wake up every night around 2 or 3 and am just awake.  I'm a little uncomfortable, sometimes really hungry, but mostly WIDE awake.  It's so annoying.  I find myself tossing and turning from side to side begging myself for sleep.  I have tried to counteract this by making sure I have a glass of milk before I go to bed so I don't get hungry but I still wake up.  I bought myself a body pillow awhile ago and that has worked like a charm up until now.  I just can't seem to figure out what it is.  All I know is that I'm super annoyed by it.  When I wake up I internally groan and think "Not again!".  People I just want my SLEEP.

Did any of you experience the third-trimester insomnia?  How did you deal with it?  I would love to hear any tricks or suggestions you have!


Girly Muse said...

I dealt with it, but I don't have any cures. Sorry!!!

Martin @ Insomnia Land said...

We've come across many cases of prenatal (and postnatal) insomnia, too - like many sleep disorders, it's something that doesn't get enough attention. If you can share any tips, please get in touch - we want to increase the awareness and education of sleep disorders through collaboration.

bekah said...

oooh did i ever!! i found that getting out and taking a longish walk would wear me out so i slept a little better...but that didnt always help. also not napping at all...but then i was just plain tired and cranky by about 6 pm.