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Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:51 AM

3:38AM...waking every night

it's starting to get old. every night i wake at 3:38AM. no alarm or anything like that. nothing going on that SHOULD be waking me. no noises. no AC kicking on. not waking uncomfortable or hot or anything.

just annoying. i'll get back to sleep in an hour or so...

sP

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Reply 3:38AM...waking every night (Original post)
ProdigalJunkMail Apr 2012 OP
Kaleva Apr 2012 #1
ProdigalJunkMail Apr 2012 #2
Kaleva Apr 2012 #3
ProdigalJunkMail Apr 2012 #5
EastTennesseeDem Apr 2012 #4
ProdigalJunkMail Apr 2012 #6
Scuba Apr 2012 #7
ProdigalJunkMail Apr 2012 #8
IDemo Apr 2012 #9
ProdigalJunkMail Apr 2012 #10
RebelOne Apr 2012 #11
ProdigalJunkMail Apr 2012 #14
IcyPeas Apr 2012 #12
ProdigalJunkMail Apr 2012 #15
orleans Apr 2012 #24
Beaverhausen Apr 2012 #13
ProdigalJunkMail Apr 2012 #16
CaliforniaPeggy Apr 2012 #17
ProdigalJunkMail Apr 2012 #19
lunatica Apr 2012 #18
Noodleboy13 Apr 2012 #20
ProdigalJunkMail Apr 2012 #26
vanlassie Apr 2012 #21
noamnety Apr 2012 #22
ProdigalJunkMail Apr 2012 #25
progressoid Apr 2012 #23

Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:57 AM

1. The "time to make the doughnuts" spirit has found a new host!

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:00 AM

2. time for a career change then

i mean, i like doughnuts...

sP

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:04 AM

3. That is weird though for you to wake up everynight at that time.

For your brain to know exactly what time it is and then for some unknown reason, cause you to wake up.

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Response to Kaleva (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:05 AM

5. the thing that makes it even more strange is

that I have just returned home from a business trip where I did NOT wake at that time. seems like it must be environmental. just cannot think what would be happening at that time to wake me.

sP

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:04 AM

4. It used to be 4:17 for me.

For months in a row. I don't know what it was. 4:17 was it.

Is there any explanation for this kind of thing?

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Response to EastTennesseeDem (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:06 AM

6. haven't found a good one yet

this is now about 5 weeks of this. weekdays...weekends. varied times getting to bed. weird...

sP

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:15 AM

7. Welcome to "you're getting older land"

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Response to Scuba (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:49 AM

8. yeah...that thought crossed my mind...

just the oddity of 3:38 and the consistency that prompted the post.

thanks for the reminder

sP

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:18 AM

9. Not so unusual

The myth of the eight-hour sleep

We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night - but it could be good for you. A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16964783

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Response to IDemo (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 09:37 AM

10. I am not so much interested in the fact that I wake

just the curiosity of it being so bloody consistent.

sP

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 03:43 PM

11. Your internal clock is out of whack. n/t

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Response to RebelOne (Reply #11)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:41 PM

14. indeed... n/t

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:00 PM

12. waking up to early is sometimes

associated with anxiety.

drinking can also shorten your sleep (even though it may initially make you sleepy).

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Response to IcyPeas (Reply #12)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:43 PM

15. I don't really drink...a beer every now and again

and life is pretty good...so I am not sure anxiety applies...but I suppose some self examination might be in order. the 3:38ness of it is what is bothersome...

sP

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 04:45 AM

24. are you up now? i am. obviously.

not really sure about the time or what it means. it's kinda cool. maybe something for you to think about/figure out. is it an old address?

i go through periods that when i glance at the clock when i go into my bedroom the time just happens to be my address. am or pm. i'm not sure what that means either.

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:17 PM

13. That happens to me- the most recent was 6:16. I thought it might be a neighbors alarm clock

it is frustrating, isn't it?

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Response to Beaverhausen (Reply #13)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 04:44 PM

16. yeah, a little...

not so sure what to think of it. like i said upthread, seems like it must be environmental; i just can't figure what happens at 3:38 every stinking day...

sP

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:46 PM

17. Sometimes your brain will wake you up at a certain time...

And then I've heard that your body gets used to waking up at that time, and so a rhythm is set up. A schedule, if you will...

That may be what's happening here.

Hope you get past it! They don't last forever, though it might feel like it.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #17)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 06:05 PM

19. thanks...

it's really not soooo bad. it is only about an hour before I normally get up anyway...just weird.

sP

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 05:49 PM

18. I wake up aroung 3:30 am every morning too

I just get up and get on the computer until I have to get ready for work. I don't mind it anymore. It gives me hours of downtime to do what I like before the grind of work.

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 07:43 PM

20. Straight out of the Amityville Horror

You've got ghosts.
Or demons.
Or both.

Who ya gonna call....
Ghostbusters!

peace,
Noodleboy

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Response to Noodleboy13 (Reply #20)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 09:56 AM

26. definitely demons... :-) n/t

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 08:06 PM

21. Happens to me too.

I think it could even be something like an automatic sprinkler kicking off down block, or something similar. I'm asleep when it happens, so....I don't know!

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:11 PM

22. I think I would have to set my alarm to 3:30 just once

so I could be awake to listen to what the heck's happening at 3:38.

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Response to noamnety (Reply #22)

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 09:55 AM

25. I did do just that

a couple of weeks into this oddity...and there was nothing that I could pick up that should have woken me up. I am beginning to wonder if there is some sort of low-level vibration or something that is just out of my ability to consciously sense.

it is a mystery...kind of a fun one.

sP

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Response to ProdigalJunkMail (Original post)

Sun Apr 29, 2012, 10:29 PM

23. That usually happens just after the aliens have finished their probing



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