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Anyone else waking up super early

BlueBelle06
BlueBelle06

Does anyone have advice for waking up super early? I'm in a current major depression, medication is being adjusted, but this has been going on for months. Any advice on how to get back to sleep? I do take something for sleep, but I would like to come off of it eventually because I wonder if its creating this problem. I set my alarm for 5:15, yet I wake up at 3:15, 4:15 even on weekends when I don't set the alarm...sometimes I cannot go back to sleep. Am I alone in the "waking up early" thing?

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Good morning BlueBelle! I am in a very similar situation as you. I try my best to go back to sleep, but I feel too awake at that point. Then there are other times that I fall back asleep. It was worse when I first started taking medicine, but I have noticed it has gotten better now that it's been in my system for a few weeks. I am sorry you are going through this, I really hope it gets better for you.

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No I have trouble my own self. I can wake as much as every 2 hours, stinks don't it. Sadly I don't have the answer. I did hear if you brush your hair for 5 minutes vigorously it will help you sleep. Haven't tried that one yet. Have a beautiful day. Love, peace, light, joy & hugs for you!

Hi BlueBelle,

Sorry you're having trouble sleeping. Sleep is important for our whole well being. My problem is that I sleep too much. It's good that you are getting your meds adjusted - maybe that will help? Would exercising help?

I’ve been working on that since we made our pact that day :) maybe if I keep doing it, it will help the depression, then help the sleep

I have to admit that I have not been exercising since our first walk day - but this is a good reminder that I need to exercise for many reasons and will start walking tomorrow. The pact continues! :-)

I’m in! Doing it tomorrow! We’ll try our best!

Me too! And I will check in and let you know how I did!

Nope. Lately I’ve been having a really hard time falling asleep, cause I gasp for her air in the middle of the night and now I’ve been waking up strangely early. And I have to stay up because it’s hard for my body to go back to sleep now.

I've been waking up early for years, & when it happens now, I listen to a half hour tape that includes deep breathing, muscle relaxation, & visualization. Often I can fall back to sleep afterwards, but even if I don't, it's good for your mind & body & still relaxes you.

Hi bluebelle06, may I ask is the med that you are trying to adjust to, is it stronger or less of a mg? sometimes it does take a while for our bodies to balance out.

BlueBelle06
BlueBelle06 in reply to Sabio77

I’ve just started a new med and coming off of another so you’re probably correct that there will be some time to get used to it

Sabio77
Sabio77 in reply to BlueBelle06

oh my, I remember when I did that. It is kinda rough. your body needs at least 1 month to ween off a med. let alone doing it with another at the same time. at least, that is what I did. just be easy on yourself and don't expect things. just let your daily routine fall into place. try not to try so hard. ... does that make sense...lol

BlueBelle06
BlueBelle06 in reply to Sabio77

Yes makes a lot of sense- thank you. Definitely some side effects and i tried to do too much today and then kinda crashed for a bit. Can be rough but hoping it will be worth it

Sabio77
Sabio77 in reply to BlueBelle06

ahhh, that is what happened. how about regulating or setting goals for each hour, that way you feel like you have accomplished something which is a positive feeling and you can keep going thru your day not over doing it and then crashing. I do that quite often myself. I need to set better boundaries and stick to them. lol I tell my kids, limits, boundaries and rules are all pretty much the same thing, they keep us on the right path with a better state of mind. :) take it in segments, one step at atime, one day at time. cross off the day on a calendar and pretty soon, you will see how far you have come. Also, write one positive thing down on a calendar each day. so you can look back and see, yes I am a good person, I am worthy and I am making progress. I choose joy, I choose peace, I choose to never be that way again. these are the things I tell myself... for reals.... lol

well you can talk to me anytime. Im getting ready for bed. but I value you and how you are doing. keep in touch hope to talk soon.

If you are on antidepressants, I think they play havoc with the sleep pattern, I also wake up early but just try and lie there, some night I can hardly sleep at all.

I have no appetite, hardly eat anything, have the shakes and feel dreadful.

It’s not eating that’s a worry .

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