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Evelyn posted this 04 December 2018

Has anyone started to have insomnia after having kids. My youngest is sleeping through the night but I haven't slept more than 4-5 hours a night without waking up. Plus I can't go to sleep right away. I'm not breastfeeding anymore so I'm not concern about taking something. 

If you have had problems what are you taking?

Kelly

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Julianne posted this 06 December 2018

I had to really retrain my body and I take CBD oil to help me sleep plus Melatonin which helps me. But I have found that around my cycle, my hormones are so out of whack that I don't sleep very well. When I get desperate, I have a glass or two of wine which helps.

Tatiana posted this 06 January 2019

Melatonin. Glass of wine every once in a while lol. My anxiety medicine helps too 😂

Kimberley posted this 07 January 2019

I've had luck taking homeopathic sleep tablets made by Hyland's.  They make one called "sleep" and another called Calms Forte.  Both help with anxiety as well!

Jennifer posted this 07 January 2019

I've used melatonin & chamomile tea. i would drink tea & be out but then wake up in the middle of the night to use the restroom, so I'd drink it atleast an hour or two before bed 

Quinn posted this 08 January 2019

Melatonin and breathing exercises. They also have guided meditations on youtube that have helped me  

Jacey posted this 10 January 2019

I drink wine sometimes to help settle down, or take a bubble bath!

Kathy posted this 12 January 2019

I have it as well but don't take anything for it - most nights I get 5-6 hours tops. There is an app for breathing exercises that does seem to help, and even the fitbit I have does some breathing exercises.

I would speak to my doctor before I took anything (even natural) while breastfeeding.

Hannah posted this 14 January 2019

I have what I would consider a small case of it ... is that just a part of being a mom?? Haha. It actually got better right after the baby was born but now half a year in I just don’t really sleep 

Krista posted this 14 January 2019

Yes! Try a weighted blanket! Works like a charm!

Elizabeth posted this 23 April 2019

I have a warm bath before bed and a corona or two lol when everyone else is sleeping ... it seems to help me sleep through the night 

Roberta posted this 07 May 2019

Occasionally I will take melatonin, the all natural kind 

Betty posted this 07 May 2019

What about meditation or the exercises that the military uses to fall asleep in 2 minutes (look it up)

Wendy posted this 11 August 2019

Yes, at times.  Reading from my kindle helps a lot.  It gets my mind on something else so I can relax.

barbara posted this 12 September 2019

Reading def helped me but i think the insomnia after having kids is due to having this constant worry about your kids and i think you aren't able to relax enough to fall into a deep sleep 

Stephanie posted this 10 November 2019

There are a ton of apps that you can download that are made to help you sleep!  I use a free podcast where a person with a soothing voice describes walking down a deserted beach at night.  It sounds super strange but it really helps relax me!

M posted this 10 November 2019

Infrared heating pads, too! So soothing, that deep heat. I use it even in the summer!

Yes! Try a weighted blanket! Works like a charm!

N posted this 10 November 2019

It's pretty normal to not get good sleep for a while. If you're absolutely exhausted try melatonin.

Lynn posted this 10 November 2019

Melatonin or CBD

Maggie posted this 10 November 2019

Weight blankets help

AZ posted this 13 November 2019

Yes!!! All of this, exactly my routine.

Melatonin and breathing exercises. They also have guided meditations on youtube that have helped me  

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