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How do you deal with severe pregnancy related insomnia?

I am 28 weeks, yay! Unfortunately, I barely sleep and when I do get sleepy it is at inopportune times, like when I am watching my young step son.

I need to sleep at night like a normal human being, however, it has been almost impossible over the past three months.

I have tried benedryl and tylenol PM (same sleep aid), and Unisom. I have also tried aromatherapy and other techniques. When should I throw in the towel and ask my doctor for something to help me sleep? Is there anything else I can try?

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Asked by girlneffy at 1:40 AM on Nov. 24, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • having the same problems at 18 weeks =[ i also have a 17 month old son
    how i miss my sweet sleep =/
    i will be asking my doc. for help

    Answer by TechnoBunny at 1:43 AM on Nov. 24, 2008

  • I think you've explored all your options with no result, so why wait?? Just ask your doc! They won't give you anything that will hurt the baby!! Happy Pregnancy!!

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 2:42 AM on Nov. 24, 2008

  • lol i m 40 weeks and im suffering i wake up at 4 am to bake a cake,make pasta....anything but not sleep,its awful!my husband thinks im crazy....ive asked my doc what i could do she said to try to relax,specially my due date is today!its so hard
    good luck sister

    Answer by tigernina at 8:05 AM on Nov. 24, 2008

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