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23 weeks pregnant and I can't sleep, What can I do?

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I'm 23 weeks along with a little girl and for the past week and a half I haven't been able to sleep all the way through the night. Every night I wake up at 3:21am on the dot. I have no idea why but it's driving me crazy since I have to wake up at 5:30 to get ready for work. Has this happened to anyone else?

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I am up every half hour at night to use the washroom,and added to that, I am uncomfy all night long,and now, I wake up wide awake anywhere from 4am to 6am for no reason at all!Aparently this is completely normal..I dont know of any ways to keep you asleep all night long,and frankly,I dont think it is possible.But some things I do, is wake up,read a isnt long before I fall back asleep.or I eat something.or I just get up and start my day,and eventually I get sleepy again.I dont know if that will help you because you work..(I'm lucky and am not working,so I have time to go back to bed when I feel the need,or nap during the day)
I wake up several times a night... I usually wake up around 1 then 3 and 4 to use the bathroom... thats not counting to just wake up and change postions to get comfy... and I have to wake up at 6... I know its not fun... If you need more sleep try going to sleep earlier.. I know thats hard to lol I work until whenever the parents get home (im a nanny) then I wanna wait til my husband gets home to see him.. It takes a toll of you..
When I wake up it's not to use the bathroom or anything, my eyes just pop open and I'm wide awake. I usually go to bed at 930 at night. I work 7-4 monday through friday. The only time I can actually sleep through the night is when my husband is home, which is rare because he works 66 hours a week and is third shift. So I really only get to sleep next to him one night a week. I tell him it's because the baby knows he's not next to me.
try a boppy pillow
Talk to your OB doctor. Sometimes they can recommend something that will help you sleep. During my second pregnancy I had a terrible time staying asleep. My doctor said I could take Tylenol PM. I don't like to take unnecessary medications when I am pregnant, but I just felt I would go crazy without some sleep! It helped so much! Beware, though, it made me groggy if I took it too late. 

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