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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Waking Too Early (Overview)

Waking too early is where a person involuntarily wakes up earlier than he normally would, and then is not able to go back to sleep. This can be common in depression, among other conditions.


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Why are you waking too early?

Why are you waking too early?

AM awakening: A couple of possible reasons. Insomnia due to early morning awakening can be a symptom of major depression. It can also be related to anticipatory anxiety. For instance, someone who is afraid to be late to work may consistenly wake too early. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
2 doctors shared insights

Waking Too Early (Overview)

Waking too early is where a person involuntarily wakes up earlier than he normally would, and then is not able to go back to sleep. This can be common in depression, among other conditions.


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How can I prevent myself from waking too early?

How can I prevent myself from waking too early?

Sleep hygeine: There can be many reasons for early arousal from sleep, including going to bed too early, problems with light exposure and levels of melatonin you secrete at night as well as aspects of depression that can cause early awakening. Discuss with your doctor whether a formal sleep evaluation would help improve this problem. ...Read more

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Why are you waking too early?

AM awakening: A couple of possible reasons. Insomnia due to early morning awakening can be a symptom of major depression. It can also be related to anticipatory anxiety. For instance, someone who is afraid to be late to work may consistenly wake too early. ...Read more

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How can I prevent myself from waking too early?

Sleep hygeine: There can be many reasons for early arousal from sleep, including going to bed too early, problems with light exposure and levels of melatonin you secrete at night as well as aspects of depression that can cause early awakening. Discuss with your doctor whether a formal sleep evaluation would help improve this problem. ...Read more

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Why everytime if I sleep early, I always end up waking up too early?

Why everytime if I sleep early, I always end up waking up too early?

Body needs: Unless one is sleep deprived (quite common in the us, especially among teens), the body has a fairly standard time of required sleep. So, if you go to bed early, you are apt to waken once your body has decided you've had enough sleep, even if that it earlier than you might like. ...Read more

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I've struggled with insomnia all of my life. Right now I take 50 mg trazodone and 500 mg Valerian root but have been waking up too early. Better meds?

I've struggled with insomnia all of my life. Right now I take 50 mg trazodone and 500 mg Valerian root but have been waking up too early. Better meds?

Many: Trazodone is an effective medication for sleep. If it is not lasting long enough, discuss this with your doctor. S/he may want to increase the dose or try another medication. there are many. ...Read more

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Why do I keep waking up too early and at the same time every time? I'm very tired and sleepy when I wake up but am unable to fall back asleep!

Why do I keep waking up too early and at the same time every time?  I'm very tired and sleepy when I wake up but am unable to fall back asleep!

Possible Depression: There are many studies showing that early waking can be one of the physiological symptoms of depression. Therefore, you should visit your doctor for evaluation, treatment or referral to psychiatrist. ...Read more

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How can I get myself to sleep in after waking up early for work for the past couple months?

Get to sleep: Everyone has a biorhythm pattern. When you have established a day/night routine for several months, it will take a while to reestablish a dyatime wakefulness pattern. You can move your sleep time back toward normal about 1 hour every 2-3 days (it may need 1 week intervals) until you establish the pattern you want. Melatonin which is the substance that regulates your biological clock can be a hel. ...Read more

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I have trouble waking early in the morning. What are ways to get more used to waking up early?

I have trouble waking early in the morning. What are ways to get more used to waking up early?

Sleep hygiene: Sleep hygiene involves going to bed at the same time every night as well as waking up at the same time every morning. Chances are, the earlier you go to bed in the evening the better chance you have of being able to wake up early in the morning, hopefully you will also feel refreshed. ...Read more

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Best tips for waking up early? I've been working on getting up earlier in the morning, but i'm usually too tired to get out of bed.

Best tips for waking up early? I've been working on getting up earlier in the morning, but i'm usually too tired to get out of bed.

Some: Exercize before bedtime. Comfortable pillow and bed! put alarm clock so you have to get out of bed to read it? Make it really annoying! have a mission and plan for the day! ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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