What are some things I can do to help me sleep?

I’m about 12 weeks pregnant. I was just wondering what else I could do to sleep better…I sleep on my left side, but I can never seem to sleep at all…I’ve tried pillows, elevating myself with pillows, I don’t sleep on my back or right side, but I just can’t seem to sleep. Is there like an aid I can take to help relax me? I get restless only because I have two herniated discs in my back as well!!


Unisom is pregnancy safe and over the counter. Just check with your ob they can give you a list of approved aids

You should get a chiropractor

36 weeks pregnant here, idk what comfortable sleep is anymore. I just toss around until I’m so exhausted I pass out.

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Pregnancy pillow helped

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If you’re looking for medication tylenol pm, unisom, and a couple others are considered safe to take while pregnant but asking your doctor first is always recommended. As far as positioning a good pregnancy body pillow might help.

Chiropractor and massage.
Helped sooo much.

When on your left side, place a pillow between arms and a pillow between your knees & ankles. And if u want, place a pillow behind ur back. Keep your bedroom cooler, but cover up. Perhaps listening to a white noise machine (sound machine) will help lull u into a restful sleep. (U can also download a free app on ur phone) Cool fabrics for pajamas and sheets may help as well. Good luck :slightly_smiling_face::pray:

I take benadryl every night

Essential oils lavender works great for a good night’s sleep, I usually diffuse it in my diffuser and put a dab on my feet.

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Tylenol pm is safe during pregnancy

So is Benadryl I believe.

I have the same problem, I am also 12 weeks with my 2nd kid. Tylenol PM is the only thing that helps me.

You need to speak with your ob, this is just the beginning.

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Went through this as well 2 different OB told me benadryl 25mg at night and let me tell you was my saving grace!

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Drink caffeine free tea like chamomile or sleepy time tea do some meditation and soft music you can take Benadryl or melatonin

It’s only going to get harder to sleep. Speak to your gp maybe nap more during the day.

Ive heard taking magnesium helps with sleeping and also if u have spasms with herniated discs…

Sunflower seeds before bed, camomile tea

Sleep sounds from an Alexa device. I like rain sounds and beach sounds. Sleepy Tea also.