Pregnancy insomnia is the worst. Really.I went through it for a while at about the same stage of pregnancy, and it was ... just torture. For me, the tireder I got, the harder it was to sleep, and it ended up making my second trimester WAY harder than the first, which should never be the case! I feel for you. It is - sadly - fairly common and there's not a lot you can do for it, IME. Some women end up asking their caregivers for some prescription sleep aids, which is clearly a last resort but if you need it your dr can help you know what's safe and what's not. I don't necessarily recommend it, but it's an option. If you want to take any herbal teas or remedies, just do your research on each herb involved to make sure it's safe in pregnancy. (Your OB won't have this info, it's not something they learn and isn't their realm of expertise.)
The good news is that it usually passes. I've slept mostly very well since that phase.
at 7:26 PM on Mar. 5, 2010