Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

1 Bump

Sleeping Aids during pregnancy

Just curious how many of you used sleeping aids during pregnancy and how often? I am having a crummy time sleeping and my Dr. says I can use a tylenol PM sometimes but not often. This doesn't help! Any advice would be great.

Answer Question
 
MamaSPScott

Asked by MamaSPScott at 2:48 PM on Jan. 19, 2011 in Pregnancy

Level 4 (41 Credits)
Answers (11)
  • i did use tylenol pm and it did work...take it 2 hours before you want to sleep
    momofone725

    Answer by momofone725 at 2:49 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • benadryl works too
    momofone725

    Answer by momofone725 at 2:50 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • I would ask the doctor exactly how often u can use it.
    dancer

    Answer by dancer at 2:51 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • I have been told that it is ok to use it but beat if you only use it a couple times a week not every night
    rebecca10

    Answer by rebecca10 at 2:57 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • Tylenol pm is just tylenol with benadryl. If you don't need the tylenol then just use benadryl. It does work for a great majority of people.
    coala

    Answer by coala at 3:02 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • I was told by my OB to take Unisom and B12 for my nausea - so I'm guessing Unisom is okay.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 3:03 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • I took tylenol pm and it worked alright. When I went in for my induction with the last baby they gave me Ambien to sleep the night before.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 3:10 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • i never took anything but when i went to the hosptial to be induced they gave me ambien cr and i couldnt sleep had hallucinations and was just talking crazy. I suggest not taking anything your body reacts different when u are pregnant i think benadryl would be fine just take as much as u would a child
    his88angel

    Answer by his88angel at 3:34 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • I think benedryl is fine if you don't overdo it. Also like PP said try Unisom.
    shanapiv

    Answer by shanapiv at 5:24 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

  • Please try to avoid medications that are optional during your pregnancy if at all possible.

    My suggestion is to try warm milk and a nice long soak in the tub just before bedtime. While a lot of people don't like the idea of warm milk, (I used to gag at the idea until I tried it), it can be very soporific. Even better is if you can get your SO to give you a relaxing foot rub while you are lying in bed, after your bath and milk. :)

    Good luck!

    Branwen70

    Answer by Branwen70 at 7:13 PM on Jan. 19, 2011

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.

Next question in Pregnancy
am i pregnant? adult content

Next question overall (Relationships)
how often, adult content

close Cafemom Join now to connect to other members! Connect with Facebook or Sign Up Using Email

Already Joined? LOG IN