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Trouble sleeping through the night?

Asked by Lothloriengaladriel (1550points) March 25th, 2010

I go to bed around 10pm and Every night before I go to sleep I make sure I’ve had some water or milk to stay hydrated, I also have a bowl of cereal so I am satisfied and for the past 2 weeks or longer I have been waking up at the exact same time every night around 2:15–2:20AM either being hungry or needing to use the bathroom, and then when I get back into bed I can’t get comfortable and I won’t end up falling back asleep until around 4:45am, Then having to be up again at 5:30am for work, It’s very exhausting and I don’t understand why this is happening. Is there anything I can do to prevent waking up in the middle of the night like this?

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Idknown's avatar

Maybe… don’t keep hydrated at night?

Usually if I’m hungry, I just sleep… it works for me.

Are you sure nothing else is bothering you?

Try sleeping later – it seems you’ll get the same amount of sleep. But I don’t wake up at 5:30 so….

Lothloriengaladriel's avatar

@Idknown it’s just that I’m pregnant, So it’s important for me to stay hydrated

Idknown's avatar

Oh – I forgot – sorry. :(.

Could your thoughts be troubling you? Do you think when you sleep?

Lothloriengaladriel's avatar

Yes there is a ton of things that are bothering me but I’m just so exhausted by the end of the day and ready to fall asleep that I don’t understand why I always wake up, It just makes me even more tired for the next day

marinelife's avatar

You should not eat after 8 P.M. or drink water or anything else two hours before bedtime.

You are messing up your internal engine.

cheebdragon's avatar

Just as I was about to fall asleep last night, a fucking spider crawled up my arm…..I’ve been wide awake ever since.

PhillyCheese's avatar

Another issue it could be is psycho-physiological insomnia.
Try breaking the usual pattern and routine before you go to bed. Maybe eat cereal and drink water, then shower, then go to bed. Also try sleeping in a different room. Were there any recent changes you’ve applied to your room?

casheroo's avatar

you are pregnant. that is all normal. it gets worse as you get further along.

phil196662's avatar

Staying hydrated is important but a good nights sleep is essential so try this…

Have your dinner at least two hours before retiring, before the meal drink plenty of water and fruit juice so you pee at least two times before dinner. This tells you your fully hydrated from being active all day because your now in slow down mode and won’t be sweating at all. Eat dinner and drink a good amount of water to help digestion then taper off the last hour before going to bed by sitting and peeing to empty your bladder just before crawling under the covers.

Check your skin turgor if your really wondering. Perhaps this will help you sleep through the night without getting up.

filmfann's avatar

@casheroo is correct. This is completely normal. It will continue after the baby is born, and won’t really stop till they turn 25 or so.

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