Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Brain Pain

I've never had trouble sleeping before. I'm not sure how all of you people out there deal with it, because it sucks big time!

For the past while I wake up in the middle of the night and am just awake. I lie there tossing and turning for hours and hours and it's miserable.

The worst part is it's not a pregnancy thing I don't think. Physically at 33 weeks I'm feeling better than I did a couple of months ago (knock on wood). I keep thinking this is some cruel joke and keep waiting for it to go away. So far so good there.

But mentally. Mentally things are a little different (and I'm not afraid to admit it). Life is so crazy right now I wake up and cannot shut my brain off. Last night I woke up at 3am and decided to have a midnight snack. I think I finally fell asleep at like 6am just to be woken up by my blaring alarm an 1/2 hour later. Lovely.

Does anyone have any good sleep tricks they want to share? I've tried sleeping CD's. The problem isn't usually falling asleep, I can do that just fine. It's staying that way is where the issue is. Sleep deprivation is making me pretty desperate, so I'll try just about anything at this point. Troubled sleepers of the world, help me out!


Clayton and Danielle said...

By the end of my pregnancy it was super hard for me to get to sleep and stay asleep. So when I got desperate I took Unisom. It is completely safe to take while your are pregnant and believe me it kept me alive and sane:)

Heather and Spencer said...

Just think of it this way...your body is just getting you ready for having the baby. It really is a cruel way of going about it, you would think you should be getting the best sleep of your life right before you have a baby so you would be well rested. I would talk with your OB about what they feel is safe for you to take. Some Dr say things are safe while others say they arent...I have heard the Unisom is safe though. I would just be safe and ask your Dr.

Megan said...

Oooh Lizzy. I am SO sorry! I wish I had time to feel like I was losing sleep - if that makes any sense. *smile* You can come and watch my boys for a day...I bet then you would be good and tired there would be NOTHING to keep you awake!