Denikka - posted on 10/01/2012
Is it insomnia? Or is it discomfort?
If it's discomfort, then you'd have to be more specific about what that discomfort is. It can be alleviated in assorted ways.
If it's hip pain, you can place a pillow in between your legs. That can help.
Neck pain can be helped with a memory foam pillow, one with a curve in it. It will help to align your neck and upper back.
Back pain can be helped in assorted ways, from a body pillow to a memory foam mattress.
If you have heartburn (my terror during pregnancy) you can combat that with something like Tums or I found dairy product to help a lot (I drank a LOT of milk and ate a lot of yogurt).
If it's insomnia, try regulating your sleep patterns. Go to bed the same time every night, follow the same routine. Maybe have a nice, relaxing bath before bed, curl up with a good book for a little while, then lights out. Even if you don't actually fall asleep right away, just relax with the lights out. Don't try to force yourself to go to sleep, just relax.
There is some debate as to whether or not Melatonin is safe during pregnancy, but if you talk to your doctor and you're comfortable with that, it is an option for you.
A lot of sleep problems can also be corrected using chiropractors, acupressure, or acupuncture. Those are other options that you can look into.
I know how much it sucks to not be able to sleep when you're pregnant. Best of luck :)
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