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02/12/2008, 07:08 AM
Hi everyone, I am 5w pregnant and having a problem in that I am freezing when I go to bed, but wake up several hours later dripping in sweat and really thirsty and nauseous. I am wondering if anyone else has experienced this and whether I should be worried about things like overheating! I think the problem is compounded by our latex mattress which gradually gets hotter as the night goes on .... and I think I might sleep in the guest bed tonight!
Just after some advice because I've read that overheating can be damaging to the embryo, and naturally this has me very worried.
02/12/2008, 07:37 AM
I'm not too sure about this one, good luck with finding out. I hope everything is ok and you dont need to get a new bed.
02/12/2008, 07:42 AM
I would try the spare bed. They do say that overheating in preg. causes problems.
With my first preg. I had a ridiculously hot bath when I was 6 weeks preg. (didn't know I was preg. at the time). I was sweating and felt really ill afterwards. I worried for my whole preg. that I had damaged my baby in some way- she's nearly 3 now and she is perfect! All that worrying for nothing.
02/12/2008, 08:00 AM
Oh thanks Chocolatecookie thats the sort of thing I want to hear! I will be trying the spare bed tonight, DH wants a new mattress anyway since he keeps waking up hot as well ... so this might be the deciding factor!
02/12/2008, 09:42 AM
I was the same!
I would go to bed freezing and would wake up all sweaty and feeling really gross and nauseated! I still get it occasionally but not as much as the 1st trimester. I have not really worried. I have had 2 u/s and all is well, 10 little fingers and 10 little toes!
I would just switch the aircon on for 1 hour or turn the fan up a level to cool off! Perhaps just wear a light nighty or a singlet and knickers.
Can you switch the mattress's from the spare room to your room or even put a thick pillowtop cotton matress protector on your bed?
Good luck OP but I would not be overly worried...I always thought it was more staying outside in high temops or really hot baths, suana's ect!
02/12/2008, 10:59 AM
I also thought it was more saunas/really hot baths etc that was the real risk with overheating.
I have always found my body was very bad at regulating temperature in the first trimester - so I was either freezing or really hot. So I think that's pretty normal.
I am the same at the moment - so I just wear light clothes to bed and then take off the blankets when I start feeling really hot.
02/12/2008, 01:00 PM
i used to get hot flushes in my first couple of weeks. i would take my temp and it would be up, but then half hour later it was down to normal again. you could just be having hot flushes in the middle of the night. maybe change mattresses just in case and maybe go to bed with a heat pack and not as many layers so by the time the heat pack cools, the beds warmed up?
mad madam mim
02/12/2008, 01:06 PM
i overheated alot during my first trimester (actually fainted a few times from it), just make sure you drink heaps and maybe get a fan and put on you while you sleep.
02/12/2008, 01:31 PM
I have a nanna nap every day and about 2 months ago I started waking up feeling dizzy, shakey and thirsty. I now sleep with the air con on for my naps and there is no problem. I do live somewhere hot to justify running the air con in September!
I too would make sure you keep cool. I sleep with no sheets and have the air con set to turn itself off at about 3am. Never have the problem of going to bed cold though!
02/12/2008, 03:48 PM
Thanks everyone, so glad I'm not alone! DH decided that the latex mattress has to go anyway, so we'll order a new one on the weekend I think (and sell the old one on eBay, it's only 4 months old)!
In the meantime I'll just dress lightly and kick the blankets off when I wake up hot .... and stop worrying!
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