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Can your body shut down when you're pregnant and have insomnia? just something i heard

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Dr. David Sneid
Endocrinology 41 years experience
I'm not sure: What you mean, but no, your body doesn't ever "shut down", except when you die. Be careful who you listen to, as they're rarely ever correct on any topic.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
When "they say" is one's source of information, it's not very reliable. We on HealthTap at least try to check into the facts first. :-)
Sep 10, 2013
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
NOT: I agree with my colleagues. Your body is able to heal and rebalance itself as long as you're alive. Only death makes your body "shut down." pregnancy represents a lot of change, but your body is resilient. If having trouble sleeping, tell your doctor. Also check these great suggestions for helping you sleep without medications: http://umm.Edu/programs/sleep/patients/sleep-hygiene.

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