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    Jaycee
    ✘ Not a client

    I’ve never been a great sleeper, but recently I struggle with waking up around 4:30 and having trouble falling back to sleep. Usually get up between 6 and 7 anyhow but this is a little too early! Hoping to find the solution to this annoying problem.

    #49960

    Scott
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    Jaycee,

    What time do you usually go to bed at night, when do you get out of bed to start your day in the morning, and how many hours of sleep would you say you get on an average night?

    Scott J

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    #49969

    Jaycee
    ✘ Not a client

    I usually go to bed around 10 and read for half an hour. Usually fall asleep quickly. I get up between 6&7. Some nights I wake up 3-4 times. Prior to this issue, I would say I averaged 8 hours each night. For the past few months, it’s been more like 6 – 7 hours. That is not enough for me.

    #49972

    Scott
    Mentor

    It’s not uncommon for people to wake multiple, albeit brief, times during the night, especially when you shift from one sleeping phase to the next. Do you find yourself feeling anxious about waking up when you experience these awakenings? How much sleep we need actually reduces as we get older and the the best gauge for how much sleep you need is how you feel the following day. How is losing that extra hour now affecting your day?

    Scott J

    The content of this post is provided for informational and educational purposes only. It is not medical advice and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease, disorder, or medical condition. It should never replace any advice given to you by your physician or any other licensed healthcare provider. Insomnia Coach LLC offers coaching services only and does not provide therapy, counseling, medical advice, or medical treatment. All content is provided “as is” and without warranties, either express or implied.
    #49997

    Jaycee
    ✘ Not a client

    I would say I’m anxious when I can’t get back to sleep. I get up to use the bathroom when I wake up most of the time, but never turn a light on and keep my eyes closed for the most part. Also have the clock blocked so I can’t see what time it is. If I have one night that’s not great, it doesn’t affect me much. However, night after night takes it toll. I’m irritable and often feel run down with a sore throat. Bad nights used to be on an exception basis. Now it feels like a good night is the exception.

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