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I NEED sleep!

Im 36 almost 37 weeks pregnant, and I have got more than 5 hours of sleep in the last 6 days! I can't get comfortable. I went to the hospital the other night for contractions and told the doctor about what was going on and she gave me a sleeping pill Ambien CR. Well needless to say it DIDN'T help at all! I have two three year olds and a 6 year old already and I really need my sleep! Does anyone have any ideas!! PLEASE HELP ME

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Asked by Mom2beX2 at 10:50 AM on Oct. 5, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • it is very hard to sleep in the last few weeks. I got barely any sleep, also. too anxious/ excited/ scared/ and uncomfortable. Try to position pillows around your belly and between your legs. Also, putting pillows and undies in the freezer helped with my swetting (for a few minutes, anyway). If that doesnt, work, try breathing exercises. Or walk up a flight of stairs and exhaustion will set in:) Good luck!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:30 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

  • I am a horrible insomiac regardless of whether or not I am pregnant, but it is so much worse when you are pregnant. I would definitely try to have your mom/sister/grandma come over for the next week or so so that any time you feel like you can sleep, you are free to lay down.

    Answer by kabbot01 at 12:43 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

  • Try meditative breathing exercises to help ur brain slow down. Also try exercisin (only appropriate exercises of course ) in the mid morning to early afternoon. Exercising too close to bedtime will keep ur endorphins up and actually KEEP u from sleeping. Also no TV in the bedroom. If u need noise to sleep buy a relaxing/soothing CD. Like an instrumental or buy one u could use for the baby too when ur LO comes along. Hope this helps a little. I'm 34eks and having trouble sleeping too. Good luck.

    Answer by mommyof5boys543 at 12:55 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

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