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Keep waking up early and cannot get back to sleep

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Mike

UK

#1 Oct 25, 2007
For the last month Ive had trouble sleeping. I go to bed about 11pm and wake up about 3am to go for a slash go back to sleep no problem. I then wake up again about 5ish and can't go back to sleep. This has been happening on and off for a month, I thought it was overtraining so took a week off still no difference.

Nothing in my diet has really change, Im not suffering any sort of real stress or anxiety, so I completely lost. Ive had 3 nights in a row of this its seriously affecting training and work because Im always tired. Going to go to the doctor on Thursday, fighure hes just goint to give me pills.

Any ideas or anyone had similiar?
Laura

Glasgow, UK

#2 Dec 4, 2007
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Mark

Chicago, IL

#3 Apr 2, 2008
Mike wrote:
For the last month Ive had trouble sleeping. I go to bed about 11pm and wake up about 3am to go for a slash go back to sleep no problem. I then wake up again about 5ish and can't go back to sleep. This has been happening on and off for a month, I thought it was overtraining so took a week off still no difference.
Nothing in my diet has really change, Im not suffering any sort of real stress or anxiety, so I completely lost. Ive had 3 nights in a row of this its seriously affecting training and work because Im always tired. Going to go to the doctor on Thursday, fighure hes just goint to give me pills.
Any ideas or anyone had similiar?
Mike - I've been having almost the exact same problem, except it's been going on for about a week. Did you get it resolved?
Dooby

Warrington, UK

#4 May 6, 2008
How strange.. I'm having exactly the same problem: slash at 3am, then up at 5:30am, unable to get back to sleep!!!

Any advice?
Snoppy

Clayton Le Moors, UK

#5 Sep 30, 2008
I've had the same problem for about month now. Bed at 11-12ish and wake up about 4 every day and can't get back to sleep, sometimes it's as early as 2. I'm under no stress etc, nothing has changed so I don't know the answer.
meeee

Lorton, VA

#6 Oct 10, 2008
I wish i could add more but all i have to say is ME TOO, some doctor needs to read this forum.
Matt

Chichester, UK

#7 Nov 26, 2008
Hey I'm 24 and work a 9-5 comute job with a pretty active evening social life which means my bed time is very inconsistant. I occasionally wake at 3am like alot of you but get this, i wake up at exactly 5:15 every morning, thankfully i get back to sleep, usually before 6, then wake up at 7 or so but I think its affecting me in the day time and making me feel tired. A friend of mine suggested that its due to my body clock being all over the place and that i should train it for a few weeks. Any thoughts?
lexi

Ipswich, UK

#8 Mar 5, 2009
i am 14 years old, over the past 3-4 months i have been having difficulty sleeping. I wake up at say 2AM and i try to go back to sleep but i just cant!!! i wont end up going back too sleep till about 6AM and then i have 2 get up at 7AM. This is really affecting my day to day activitys, even hygine is a problem, having the energy to take as shower/bath its tireing.

ive been to the doctor but they will not put me on tablets because i am so young!!!! Please can anyone help me?? i really need because i am constantly waking up at stupid o'clock and not going back to bed for agers, and this is every night!!
marina

Hamilton, Bermuda

#9 Mar 25, 2009
i am a 22 year old female. on the 18th of march this year i had the stomack various, and wasn't able to sleep probably. the doctor has giving me pills but it only lets me sleep for about 41/2 hours. like this morning i have been up since 5am the pills the hospital gave me was stilnoct 5mg and the doctor gave me lorazepam 1mg i know i am not suspose to take them together so i dont. i can try going sleep by myself but i cant for some reason when i do try to go sleep i insently wake up. what can i do
loopylee

Bristol, UK

#10 Apr 6, 2009
crazy, I too am waking up early, 3am for a slash, then waking up at 5 ish. Been going on for a couple of months.. this all happened out of the blue for me.. I go to bed between 11 and 12 and cant seem to sleep right through to my normal waking time which was 6.30
shawn

Omaha, NE

#11 Apr 8, 2009
I HAVE THE SAME PROMBLEM TOO I GO TO BED AT 11 AND I WAKE UP AROUND 4 TO USE THE RESTROOM AND I ALWAYS WAKE UP 6 OR 7 OR 8 AM IN THE MORNING DURING SPRING BREAK AT SCHOOL AND I CANT GO BACK TO BED I CAN FOR 10 SECONDS THEN I WAKE UP
Michelle

Seattle, WA

#12 Apr 9, 2009
This....has been happening to me for about a week now...I work during the day...average...eat okay...dont exercise much...just went to the doctor before this happened...I'm perfectly fine otherwise...not on any pills at all...I think I took an IBprofin a month ago for a head ache...I keep going to sleep around 8 or 9...then waking up at 12 or 3am....then not being able to go back to sleep....nothing is different...I can't explain it but it IS...not going well work...wise....I need this to stop...and there is a two week waiting list for my doctor...
garry

Birr, Ireland

#13 Apr 27, 2009
same as you guys sleep at 11 / 12 and waking about 5ish and cant get back to sleep. been happening now for the last week and half.
tired all day then.
sucks need more sleep
Amy

Marietta, GA

#14 Apr 30, 2009
I can't promise a fix but you might want to read about taking a magnesium supplement in the evening or just before bed (a water soluble version is best; the others are hard for your body to absorb).

Good luck, I know it's miserable.
liana

Batavia, IL

#15 May 25, 2009
i go to bed at 8:30 nightly and wake suddenly at 2 with extreme exhaustion. mostly do not fall back asleep but on the rare occasions when i do it is for 2 hours at most when it is getting light.
Charlie

Ramsgate, UK

#16 Jun 17, 2009
My Problems have been similar. I go to bed 11-12, and then sometimes I'll wake up at 2/3. Then I'll manage to get back to sleep without to much difficulty before I again wake up at 6, 7, 8 - It's a bit of a pain but I've been putting it down to the fact I'm a teen and my body clock is reorganising itself or something :S
Charlie

Louth, UK

#17 Jul 15, 2009
Strangely I've been having a very similar problem, I go to bed at about 9 or 10 ish and I fall asleep just fine but then I wake up at about 12 and I don't get back to sleep until 2 ish and then I wake up at about 4 then I simply can NOT get back to sleep until it's time to get up. I've been having this same problem for 2 months and I have no health problems or sleeping disorders and I'm only 13! When I get home tonight from school I'm going to ask mum if I can see a doctor, she'll probably say no though because she can never be bothered to take me anywhere.
Giggles

Woodstock, GA

#18 Jul 15, 2009
2 suggestions:

1) Natural Calm
2) take a calcium supplement before bed
Charlie

Louth, UK

#19 Jul 16, 2009
Giggles wrote:
2 suggestions:
1) Natural Calm
2) take a calcium supplement before bed
I've already tried a calcium supplement before bed but I don't quite understand what you mean by natural calm.
Giggles

Woodstock, GA

#20 Jul 16, 2009
Charlie wrote:
<quoted text>
I've already tried a calcium supplement before bed but I don't quite understand what you mean by natural calm.
'Natural Calm' is a magnesium product; you can google it. People say really good things about it for insomnia on amazon, etc.

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