I wake up every night at 3AM without ...

Beirut, Lebanon

#271 Apr 20, 2010
ive been waking up around 3:00 am everyday for the last 2 weeks, i keep thinking why at that time! does it mean anything? i know ive been depressed lately but the timing is just crazy and freaky!

Fairmont, WV

#272 Apr 21, 2010
i have the exact same problem. Every night from 3 AM to 3:05, I wake up. Usually I just watch the Waterboy or Me, Myself, and Irene, but for the past few nights I just read. Can't find a cure. Anybody have an idea, because I'm sick of waiting for the bus for three hours.

Fairmont, WV

#273 Apr 21, 2010
I just read some comments. The 3 AM thing freaks me out too. That guy who said Jesus had something to do with it, and you guys are all making this a little clearer. Maybe we have something in common. What it is, I don't know. Anybody here religious?
Nomeds Insomnia victom

Jamestown, NC

#274 Apr 22, 2010
Sleep more wrote:
You can dramatically reduce how often you wake up at 3 a.m. by: 1. Never drinking alchohol - it resets your body clock. 2. Not using Tylenol, Aspirin, Ibuprofen, or other related non-steroidal inflammatories - they lower your body temperature when you take them, and when they wear off, it rises at an unnatural time of day, and the erroneous cycle continues so that you wake up in the middle of the night. You should be cold all night, warm by the morning, and then slowly get colder again as the evening progresses. If you stop 1 and 2 for a week, and then try resuming any of them, you will immediately see that they are serious culprits in causing middle-of-the-night awakening.
I don't ever take meds, quit drinking at 6:00pm, and go to sleep by 10:00, yet I wake up every morning at 3:00am hook or crook, only I can't get back to sleep for a couple of hours. I have started getting up and answering emails and other work until I get so sleepy I can't keep my eyes open. But when 6:00am roles around, an I have to get up, I exhausted!! I have tried melanin adn warm milk. My husband sleeps like a log, but he uses ear plugs. If the thing about the gov't testing us at 3:00am has any validity, maybe we should all use ear plugs for a while and see if we can sleep through the night. Then we'll know, right?

Honolulu, HI

#275 Apr 22, 2010
After 5 months of pregnancy I woke up at 3am every morning until I gave birth. Guess what time my son was born, 3am...
Coincidental maybe, but I find this odd.

Fulton, IL

#276 Apr 26, 2010
ihave the same problem i wake up at 4:20am everynight i even woke up standing and was crying for no reason and i didnt even realize it till i was looking around and i looked at the mirror that was right in front of me what do i do??

United States

#277 Apr 26, 2010
im twelve and i wake up at 4:21 every morning . then i go back to sleep it hhappened all last week but i didnt pay it any attention. so im like wtf is up wid 4:21 .. its da nazis

United States

#278 Apr 26, 2010
o and usually i have very vivid dreams that i still remember
Me too

Glenside, PA

#279 Apr 26, 2010
I am posting this as I am up at 1:30 and I can not go back to sleep.

Hendra, Australia

#280 Apr 27, 2010
You need to think 'outside the square' and look at all possibilities. For example, if you find yourself waking up at the same time every day it could be an energetic imbalance.
In Chinese medicine, each of the primary 12 meridians has a two hour block of time in a 24 hour period where they are dominant. There is a special acu-point on each meridian that can be treated (horary point) to help reset this energetic body clock that is often amazingly helpful. Waking between the hours of 3am to 5am is to do with the horary cycle of the lungs and if you stimulate the related acupuncture point, you will go back to sleep. See link http://www.theherbaladvisor.com/The_Philosoph... for more info on this.
Another 'off the cuff' reason, is metaphysical. More people wake between the hours of 2am and 4am than you may realise and, for them, it has nothing to do with diet, stress levels, lungs, location, hormone imbalances or the like.
This is a very common experience among sensitive/spiritual people. It is believed by many people that the time between 2 am and 4 am is the time when the veil separating our realm from the Spirit realm is the thinnest - the time when communication is therefore the easiest. If you think about this logically, it does make some sense. Our minds are at rest so they are more receptive. Our homes, streets, and neighborhoods are quietest as most people sleep during this time. In short, there is much less interference and it is easier for us to "hear" and/or receive.
Many sensitive people also report experiencing this sense of just having missed something or of hearing someone call their name or of hearing a "boom" or a "door slam" when they wake. These things are believed by some to be the manifestations of the conscious mind's attempt to identify and understand the events. It seems to know that something, just out of its range, is happening. Other people believe that these things are our Spirit Guides, Spiritual Helpers, Angels attempts to get the attention of our conscious minds as well. Either way it is viewed, these things are considered to be indicators that the waking may have Spiritual origins.
It may be helpful for you to meditate on the meaning of the waking. As you do, ask for Guidance and help understanding what it means for you. Be open to receiving the answers and they will come to you. Your Intuition will lead you.( http://www.psychicwaves.com/letearlywaking.ht... )
If you need a reason based on science then the simplest one is that it is caused by getting a short of the hormone cortisol a few hours too early and that waking during the night/insomnia, in general, is a common symptom of stress and clinical depression.
If you prefer your reason based on history and tradition, author A. Roger Ekirch research has found that in the middle ages it was common for people to wake up in the middle of the night and spend some quiet solitary time meditiating or writing down their dreams before going back to sleep. There's a little more info the author wrote on the topic in his article in the American Historical Review (do a find-in-page for "interval of wakefulness").
If you would like to read an interesting blog see http://ask.metafilter.com/42840/Why-do-I-wake... for a variety of theories to your sleep patterns.
Hope there is something here that may help you.

Kahului, HI

#281 Apr 30, 2010
I have sleep paralysis but this is also another problem I have. I wake up at 2am feeling scared and paranoid. I stare at my door as if I'm expecting someone to come in. Eventually the fear goes away and I try to fall back asleep however this takes hours. When I'm actually about to fall asleep my body jerks as if it's trying to keep me from going back to sleep.

Sometimes I wake up because I felt like I just dropped onto my bed as if I was hovering over it or something. The creepy thing about this is that I actually here my bed make a noise as if I just jumped onto it. Has anyone else experienced this?
Let me know. [email protected]

Belmar, NJ

#282 May 7, 2010
i've never had alcohol, or smoked. i don't drink soda (hard to believe but yeah.) or coffee.
i wake up every night at 3 am.
my friend did some researchon the witching hour, because i'm afraid of 3 am, and i complain all the time about how i wake up during the witching hour every night, when i try to avoid it.
he found out that people who wake up at 3 am have a demon lurking inside them, or bad energy around them. and if you sleep through the witching hour, you have good spirits following you.
i'm extremely superstisious. so it creeps me out.
but the whole depression thing makes sense too. me and the only thing i've ever loved have been seperated for over a month now, and i've been really sad.
hopefully that's it, hahh. i'd be tight if i had demons.

Sydney, Australia

#283 May 10, 2010
I wake up 3am every night... Every time I wake up I'm always looking around my bedroom. I do the same thing night after night... Is there really a reason why? Does anyone have an answer to this...
Esteban Salazar

Houlka, MS

#284 May 12, 2010
I have a related problem but the thing is that i dont wake up at three. I usually wake up at four and just lay there for a few minutes wide awake but then i fall asleep as if nothing happened. Its been like that for a the past three weeks. Sometimes i wake up to someone calling out my name but it turns out that its nobody as if im just hearing voices. After i hear that i lay awake for a few minutes and then just fall asleep like always as if nothing happened. Do I have a problem or something? I just need to know what it is.

Kingsport, TN

#285 May 15, 2010
I have been waking up at 3:15am almost every night for a few months.l I notice that I am usually right in the middle of a dream when it occurs. Generally the dreams are not nightmare. I moved into a new apartment and the same issue is happening, I am pretty sure its not a sound in the middle of the night as I started sleeping with a loud fan going and it made no difference. I am a Christian and I am sure this is something spiritual. Personally I believe the enemy or one of his minions is either doing it to be malicious and cause me sleep issues, or it is because he is trying to enter my dreams and I am waking up as a defense mechanism. I have noticed on the few nights I do not wake up, I remember having dreams where I commit sin that I would not normally do. I am asking people on prayer sites to pray for me, and I am planning on having my local churches intercede on my behalf. I would recommend you all do the same.

Saint Louis, OK

#286 May 19, 2010
Ok. So, I've read all the responses from sleep apnea. to insomnia, to adrenal gland deficiency. I wake every single night at 3:49 a.m.. It is getting spooky. To top it off (and the reason I am doing research) is b/c last night I woke at this time again and my bedroom door swung open with force. There were no windows open & the air unit wasn't on, so no air pressure could have made it do this. Then, it felt as if someone climbed into bed with me. The covers moved. I do not think I've ever believed in all the haunted crap.... but I'm freaking out.

San Antonio, TX

#287 May 23, 2010
i wake up at 3:03am every night i sleep in my room.... when i sleep in my twins room(i do everynight now) i dont wake up, but if i sleep in my room i always wake up!

Corpus Christi, TX

#288 May 25, 2010
I have had this same problem for about 2yrs. now, it is very annoying. Every freakin night like i have an alarm in my head or something I go to bed by 11pm and I'm up at 3:15 every morning and I have to be up by 6am, I have tried taking sleeping pills and sometimes it works but most of the time not. All I want is to sleep the whole night through, I'm tired of everyone telling me I look tired. HELP!!

United States

#289 May 26, 2010
Ok, same story for me major stress go to bed at 9pm wake up exactly at 3am. If god is trying to get my attention we will be face to face soon because it is killing me.

Bucyrus, OH

#290 May 30, 2010
Troy McLure wrote:
I wake up at 2am everynight, reglardless of what I do. I can drink 10 shots of Svedka vodka at night pass out and wake up sober at 2am. I can drink wine and wake up at 2am. I take simply sleepy and wake up at 2am. I can do nothing and wake up at 2am. Alcohol, which used to make me sleep past sunrise, has no effect on this mystery making me wake up at 2am.
I live in the burbs, everyone is asleep, no exterior noises, no sonic booms, no alarms, no noise.
I am not worrying about anything when I fall asleep. I hate this. All I want, more than anything, is to sleep for 7-8 hours. PLEASE :(
As silly as it sounds.....Am I actually entertaining the thought the MATRIX has me? Or some gov't brain wave machine thingy is activated every night at 2am. I pray for slumber!
between midnight and 3am is when your gallbladder and liver are working. This could mean that something is going on with one or the other while you sleep, like your liver could be a little weak or gallbladder and they are trying to work a little harder at night just to keep up which in turn ends up waking you up. Go see a naturalpathy doctor or a homeopathic doctor and investigate.

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