Waking up between 3-4 a.m. every night
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jared531 posted:
Hi. I have a newly occurring issue and it's really taking a toll on me so I need some help!

For some reason I am waking up at the same time every night, between the hours of 3 and 4 a.m., and I have no idea why. I go to bed around 12:30 =and am able to fall asleep without any issues, but then I only sleep for 3+, wake up, and then have trouble going back to sleep and can only get another 3 on top of that. The combination of 3 and 3 does not feel good at all, and I've had this happen 4 nights in a row now. Additionally, this happened 3 nights in a row a few weeks ago.

I tried to take Advil PM last night but it didn't fix this issue and I'm running out of ideas. The temperature in my room is fine. I've tried sleeping above and below the blanket, with a different blanket, with just the AC, with AC + fan, etc. No matter what I do though, I wake up at this odd hour like clockwork.

As a side note, I have sleep apnea but I've worn the CPAP machine for a few years now and it's never bothered me. The stats on the machine indicate that it is working well as usual.

I'm heading to my doctor today but if anyone has any other suggestions I would appreciate it. Thank you.

~ Jared
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mariajohnson responded:
Well if you are suffering from sleep apnea then you should also know that which type of sleep apnea you're suffering from. And then you should go for its treatment.
 
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jared531 replied to mariajohnson's response:
Well the CPAP machine fixes the sleep apnea. I don't think the apnea is causing the insomnia because I've worn it for a while now and never had any issues.