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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Waking Too Early (Overview)

terminal insomnia - waking from sleep earlier than desired - usually without adequate sleep.


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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)

terminal insomnia - waking from sleep earlier than desired - usually without adequate sleep.


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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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What is the definition or description of: Waking too early?

Waking too early =: terminal insomnia - waking from sleep earlier than desired - usually without adequate sleep. ...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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I often can't sleep until very early hours in the morning, ranging from 4-7 am and waking up at 11 am is this unhealthy and is there any ways to stop.

I often can't sleep until very early hours in the morning, ranging from 4-7 am and waking up at 11 am is this unhealthy and is there any ways to stop.

Yes: As long as you are getting 7-8 hours of sleep per night you are ok. Some people need less. Waking up late and not getting enough sleep can affect your daily activities and can also affect your mood. You need to adjust your sleep wake cycles. Set a time you want to wake up every morning, and get up at that time regardless of what time you sleep. Dont take naps during the day. ...Read more

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Waking up in the middle of the night when i try to go to sleep early. How do I deal with this?

Waking up in the middle of the night when i try to go to sleep early. How do I deal with this?

Sleep: Try to establish and maintain a consistent sleep pattern, ddays and weekends. Avoid caffeine after lunch, take a shower before going to bed to relax. Turn off television and computers 1 hour before going to bed, to prevent the light from the screen from lowering you melatonin. Depending on what ime you get up, try a small dose of melatonin - available at pharmacies, to see if it helps get you b. ...Read more

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What is the difference between sleeping early and waking up early (8 hrs of sleeping), and sleeping late and waking up late (8 hrs of sleeping)?

Sleeping : Early seems to be consistent with diurnal release of cortisol given a more relaxing sleep and also their is more ligh and noise during earl morning. If possible early to bed and early out bed is preferable ...Read more

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Ive been waking up really early at night from 3 to 6am. I sleep at 12 so idk why im waking up a few hours later. Also ive been having nightmares. Help?

Ive been waking up really early at night from 3 to 6am. I sleep at 12 so idk why im waking up a few hours later. Also ive been having nightmares. Help?

Depressed or Anxious: Are you feeling depressed or anxious? Have you had any traumatic experience recently or increased stress? Are you exercising, drinking coffee or other caffeinated beverages later in the evening? Are you watching tv or working online or with your cell phone right before sleep? How is your appetite? Energy level? Any fun activities with friends? Work or school performance? Any thoughts of suicide? ...Read more

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Waking up early, odd dreams headaches preganant?

Waking up early, odd dreams headaches preganant?

None of these sxs: Would be diagnostic for pregnancy. Sxs begin when period is missed or thereafter (6-8 wks). Sx’s can include: tender /swollen breasts, nausea or vomiting; lack of period; ^ frequency of urination; headaches, insomnia, fatigue. Moodiness, mild cramping, food cravings ; aversions; passing gas; enlarging waist line ; ^ white, milky vaginal discharge. Take pregnancy test to know. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I could stop waking up agitated early in the morning?

Can you tell me how I could stop waking up agitated early in the morning?

What's going on: in your life? Are you having trouble at work or with relationships? Waking up agitated could be a reaction to life stressors or related to other psychological disorders like bipolar disorder. If there are no clear medical issues, consider speaking with a psychologist and/or psychiatrist to get a clear diagnosis. ...Read more

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What is the best way to put an end to me waking up agitated early in the morning?

Treatment: Depression and anxiety are often worst in the morning, and gradually improve through the day. Exercise, meditation, yoga could all be helpful, but you should also think about getting an evaluation by a mental health professional to see if medication or psychotherapy may be of benefit. ...Read more

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I've been sleeping in late and waking up early for some time. What are some side effects ill start feeling?

I've been sleeping in late and waking up early for some time. What are some side effects ill start feeling?

Confusing question: Your question is confusing -- "sleeping in late" and "waking up early" sound like mutually exclusive situations. If you're concerned about your sleep, please discuss with your physician who knows all medications you're prescribed. Also, you could eliminate caffeine plus any other stimulant recreational drugs & alcohol you might be using. ...Read more

Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more