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Posted: 2/21/2006 8:28:59 AM EDT
Why does it happen? How do you make it stop (without sleeping pills preferably)?
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:29:44 AM EDT
Probably the aliens dropping you off
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:30:20 AM EDT
2:30a.m. here.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:30:28 AM EDT
What wakes you up. Urge to go to the bathroom, smoke, cough?
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:30:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 8:32:31 AM EDT by Sammich]
yes, but it's usually 5am almost always RIGHT at 5. My alarm goes off at 7 usually can't get back to sleep until after 6
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:31:41 AM EDT
Emily Rose did......
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:31:45 AM EDT
3:00 AM is the witching hour, in that evil spirits use it to mock the Holy Trinity and that it is the opposite of 3:00 PM, the hour at which Jesus died.


Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:31:53 AM EDT

Originally Posted By jkstexas2001:
Why does it happen?



Because I'm 57 years old and have to pee.


How do you make it stop (without sleeping pills preferably)?


I guess I could just wear Depends. But I prefer to just get up and pee.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:33:01 AM EDT
Try staying up until you are ready to fall asleep. We often force ourselves to go to sleep thinking we must or be tired the next day. You body knows how much sleep it needs.

I usually watch TV until I am ready to go to sleep. That may be 12, 1 or 2 (it was 2 last night). I have found that then, when I do go to sleep, I sleep much more soundly and feel better when I wake up. It is quality sleep, not just quantity. YMMV.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:35:25 AM EDT
Yep. I use it as an excuse to wake up the wife.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:36:56 AM EDT
I usually wake up at 0333 am.

Thats when the Mothman is tapping on my window!
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:37:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 8:38:10 AM EDT by verticalgain]
The CIA mind-control waves are getting into your head, and your brain wakes you up to try to fight them.

I used to have this problem too, but I figured out how to make it stop: Chinstrap.

That's right, a chinstrap. For your tinfoil hat. See, if you make a chinstrap for your tinfoil hat with a rubberband and some scotch tape it won't fall off as you shift around in your sleep.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:38:18 AM EDT
I wake up about that time due to a dachsund wanting to play.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:39:32 AM EDT
Well, my dog barfed at the foot of my bed at exactly 4:00 am this morning. Didn't throw up or puke, he freakin' barfed. I shot straight up in bed like a bomb had gone off. Its a little tough to get back to sleep after that.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:40:05 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TomHighway:
Try staying up until you are ready to fall asleep. We often force ourselves to go to sleep thinking we must or be tired the next day. You body knows how much sleep it needs.

I usually watch TV until I am ready to go to sleep. That may be 12, 1 or 2 (it was 2 last night). I have found that then, when I do go to sleep, I sleep much more soundly and feel better when I wake up. It is quality sleep, not just quantity. YMMV.



This would work for me except for one little problem...I usually pour myself a cocktail at around 9pm, and repeat as necessary until I go to bed...generally at 11 or 11:30.

Additional hours=more bloody marys=cancelling effect on the better resultant sleep.

I spent most of my adult life bragging about what a great sleeper I was, now I would kill for 5 hours of sleep!

Bryan
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:41:29 AM EDT
Every night.

Of course my day starts at 4am........
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:44:03 AM EDT

Originally Posted By TomHighway:
Try staying up until you are ready to fall asleep. We often force ourselves to go to sleep thinking we must or be tired the next day. You body knows how much sleep it needs.

I usually watch TV until I am ready to go to sleep. That may be 12, 1 or 2 (it was 2 last night). I have found that then, when I do go to sleep, I sleep much more soundly and feel better when I wake up. It is quality sleep, not just quantity. YMMV.

Thats what I do, I work at the FD, and my sleep schedule stays messed up, so I follow what my body tells me. Another thing I found, when I wake up in the middle of the night, I'm wide awake, and if I get up I feel great, if I go back to sleep, and get up when the alarm goes off, I'm always groggy.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:44:31 AM EDT
I can't sleep for shit.

As Warren Zevon said "I'll sleep when I'm dead"

Warren is finally sleeping R.I.P. Bro.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 8:58:30 AM EDT

Originally Posted By basketcase:
3:00 AM is the witching hour, in that evil spirits use it to mock the Holy Trinity and that it is the opposite of 3:00 PM, the hour at which Jesus died.





Just ask Emily Rose.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:04:54 AM EDT
Yes, every night, although it varies from 1:30 - 4:30.

Sometimes like last night, I was awake and looking at the clock every 1 - 1 1/2 hours.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:08:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By N_FL_Mountaineer:

Originally Posted By TomHighway:
Try staying up until you are ready to fall asleep. We often force ourselves to go to sleep thinking we must or be tired the next day. You body knows how much sleep it needs.

I usually watch TV until I am ready to go to sleep. That may be 12, 1 or 2 (it was 2 last night). I have found that then, when I do go to sleep, I sleep much more soundly and feel better when I wake up. It is quality sleep, not just quantity. YMMV.



This would work for me except for one little problem...I usually pour myself a cocktail at around 9pm, and repeat as necessary until I go to bed...generally at 11 or 11:30.

Additional hours=more bloody marys=cancelling effect on the better resultant sleep.

I spent most of my adult life bragging about what a great sleeper I was, now I would kill for 5 hours of sleep!

Bryan



Knock off the alchohol before bed. That stuff screws up your normal sleep something fierce, the older you get, more susceptible you become. If you need a soporific, try melatonin about an hour before you plan to go to bed. When I travel overseas I take a bunch the first night (like 5 tablets), and then one fewer each night thereafter. That always gets me rock solid on local time without too much groginess.

Also, if you're not getting any exercise, start. Just don't exercise in the evening as it might get you too wired to fall asleep.

Lastly, If there is some unresolved conflict in your life, deal with it (resolve it) and move on. Even if you think you've got it on a back burner, your sub-consious will just be churning and churning making it tough to sleep.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:10:31 AM EDT
4:20 am every day; I have no idea why.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:11:58 AM EDT
3:30 Here because thats when the alarm goes off. I have to be at work by 4:30.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:13:44 AM EDT
that's usually when I go to bed.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:13:45 AM EDT
Every two to three hours. My 3 month old son lets us know when he's hungry.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:14:31 AM EDT
Yes actually I do, wake up everynight around 3:30 fall back asleep until 5 when I wake up again and lay there until 5:45 when I get up.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:20:19 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:

Originally Posted By jkstexas2001:
Why does it happen?



Because I'm 57 years old and have to pee.


How do you make it stop (without sleeping pills preferably)?


I guess I could just wear Depends. But I prefer to just get up and pee.



what he said, except that i'm a few years younger.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:25:12 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Old_Painless:

Originally Posted By jkstexas2001:
Why does it happen?



Because I'm 57 years old and have to pee.


How do you make it stop (without sleeping pills preferably)?


I guess I could just wear Depends. But I prefer to just get up and pee.



but with the depends, you'll get that warm, cozy feeling......
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:28:44 AM EDT
I usually have to get up and piss around that time.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:32:53 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/21/2006 9:33:27 AM EDT by TheCynic]
Somewhere around 4am. I lay there watching whatever is on AdultSwim until I fall back to sleep. I should start getting up when I wake up: I'd be more productive.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:33:00 AM EDT
Anyone else wake up at 3:00AM or 3:30AM each and every night?

yes
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:37:50 AM EDT
I tend to wake up a few times each night, either because I have to pee, or just because I've been lying in the same position too long and am getting stiff.

I almost always fall right back asleep, so it doesn't bother me too much.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:38:22 AM EDT
good afternoon.

does between 3:30 and 4:00 count?

every damned night, regardless of when i go to sleep. it sure gets old after a while.

i have been retired for some years and don't *have to* get up, except for getting my kids off to school, and they are old enough to do that themselves.

i rarely drink anymore. some years ago a doctor suggested a beer or a glass of wine or two before i went to bed, but it just made me get up to pee. beyond that i have tried drugs [legal ones mostly], melatonin, etc. no joy.

getting old sucks.

peace.
billr
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:45:19 AM EDT
Shadow People! They're everywhere at night.

I'm an insomniac, I don't even get to sleep until usually after 2 or 3am.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 1:32:19 PM EDT
3:45 am 5 days a week ,get to work at 5:00 am ,get off at 1:30pm.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 3:25:03 PM EDT
They don't call it the "wee hours" of the morning for nothing

I usually have to hit the can twice each night. I am on some meds that can cause kidney stones and they want me to drink a lot of water Fortunately I go right back to sleep. I have not had much trouble going back to sleep since I retired

rj
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 3:33:23 PM EDT
My cat must proclaim to the world that He Has Pooped! The darker it is, the louder he feels the message should be. He steps out of the cat box, and sings a damn opera for just long enough to wake us up. I'm about to remedy this with a squirt bottle on the nightstand.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 4:12:39 PM EDT

originally posted by mr_camera_man
My cat must proclaim to the world that He Has Pooped! The darker it is, the louder he feels the message should be. He steps out of the cat box, and sings a damn opera for just long enough to wake us up. I'm about to remedy this with a squirt bottle on the nightstand.



You're killin' me!

Link Posted: 2/21/2006 4:13:52 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bama-Shooter:
2:30a.m. here.


+1
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 4:30:01 PM EDT
0330. And then 0400. and then 0430. And then the fuckin' alarm clock goes off.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 4:34:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HeldHostage:
Emily Rose did......



+1......I just watched that last night....
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 4:36:45 PM EDT
I have been...just this morning I was up at 3:20.

I hate it
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 4:44:39 PM EDT

Originally Posted By jkstexas2001:
Why does it happen? How do you make it stop (without sleeping pills preferably)?


Prepare thyself.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 5:01:36 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 6:32:09 PM EDT
Two words. Walmart - Melatonin.

Melatonin is not a drug. It is a hormone made naturally by the body and secreted into the bloodstream. Try it. It may help you sleep better. You may still wake up but it will make it easier to get back to sleep.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:32:01 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:
The Shadow people are waking you up. It is your sixth sense warning you, and they are gone before you can open your eyes to see them.

paranormal.about.com/library/weekly/aa022502a.htm

www.ghostweb.com/shadow_people.html

I would learn to wake up faster, if I were you...

TRG



Say what!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:37:40 PM EDT

Originally Posted By thedoctors308:

Originally Posted By basketcase:
3:00 AM is the witching hour, in that evil spirits use it to mock the Holy Trinity and that it is the opposite of 3:00 PM, the hour at which Jesus died.





Just ask Emily Rose.


what I couldn't understand, was the whole time zone thing. is it 3AM everywhere? or is there a Demonic Daylight Savings time, or a Central Satanic Time, or something like that?
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 7:39:26 PM EDT

Originally Posted By TheRedGoat:
The Shadow people are waking you up. It is your sixth sense warning you, and they are gone before you can open your eyes to see them.

paranormal.about.com/library/weekly/aa022502a.htm

www.ghostweb.com/shadow_people.html

I would learn to wake up faster, if I were you...

TRG



Tag cause I don't want to check the link this late.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 9:49:38 PM EDT
"You keep seeing SOS
when it's just your clock
reading 5:05"


Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:00:50 PM EDT
I sucked it up and grew the cajones to check out the links. I feel like a big weenie now! I thought it would lead to some freaky pic of something or other.
Link Posted: 2/21/2006 11:17:17 PM EDT
Lived in this dump of an apartment for several years...

After several months I become aware of the fact that I woke up at 4:30, 5:00, 6:00 and 7:00 every gosh darned day. (I worked mids and went to school from 12:00-3:00pm)

Then I noticed that it did not happen on the weekends…

I decided to stay awake and find out what the hell was waking me up.

Turned out that
1) The downstairs neighbor’s alarm clock was really loud
2) Him and his wife got up at different times
3) They both slammed the door when they left in the morning

Took some work but that shit finally stopped. Oh and melatonin is your friend.
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