Early waking, anyone else have this?

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For the past 4 months, I am wide wake at 3:30am without any alarm. I've always been a good sleeper, sleeping until 8am. Now that the time went forward, I wake at 4:30, which is a bit better, but I miss waking at a normal hour. I fall asleep just fine, but wake ready to go way too early. Up until recently, I was waking several times a night. Anyone else have this?

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    I do since peri menopause I have insomnia I can't sleep waking up every two hours . After my cycle I'm good until that two week before.
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    Yes. I haven't slept well in months. Feel so tired all the time, can't fall asleep, and if I do, generally wake up every couple of hours. So annoying! Most times when I do fall asleep, different parts of my body will jerk violently, waking me right back up. This happens multiple times before I finally pass out!
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    Tracy and Debbie, Im so sorry you ladies are suffering with this too. Ive had the times of jerking awake and that is unpleasant. Im so tired all the time as well. Sadly, I haven't had a break from this since it started. Still up super early before the roosters trying not to wake anyone in the house.
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    Yes, I wake too early, not as early as you, though. I go to bed very late which does not help, so most days I'm exhausted.  I read somewhere as we 'mature' that we can do that. It could also be depression, though. I guess it could be peri depression.  I do also get up to pee a lot during the night which lends to a very disruptive night.
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    I have this now. I went from sleeping all night to waking every hour or two to now waking between 3:30 and 4:00am. Like my body is programmed to wake at that time. You are not alone in this.
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    I completely understand.  Oddly, I started using vaginal Estrace and started sleeping like a baby.  All of a sudden I needed an alarm again.
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    You ladies help so much. Thank you for replying and helping me not feel alone in this.
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    Yes yes yes!

    Have written many posts relating to this issue over past year...

    Think the ladies are tired of me keep raising it with yet another idea or supplement!

    Tried most natural ideas, now trialing 5htp , one before even a coffee one an hour prior to bed...not much good yet!

    I've suffered with insomnia for years now and I'm not even stressed ...was but no longer.

    It's the bane of my life but I try to cope!

    Jx

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