October 16th, 2004

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11:25 am - Why 5AM?
Both nights that I was in Boston, I woke up sharply at precisely 5AM.  Couldn't figure out why.  I was, and am, even more perplexed to find out that I was STILL waking up, sharply, at precisely 5AM after I got back.  This morning was no exception, although - very strangely, for a guy who's pretty heavily depressed - I was actually proud of myself for managing to keep myself in bed both then and when I woke up again at 6:45 and not actually get out of bed until a little after eleven.

But what the everloving fuck is the story with 5:00 AM?

Current Mood: cranky
Current Music: I can actually hear a faint whine correlating with CPU activity on my laptop

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From: agentsteel53
Date: October 16th, 2004 - 09:14 am

[User Picture] From: herbaliser
Date: October 16th, 2004 - 10:53 am
I woke up at 5am today.

went right back to sleep, though.

[User Picture] From: bitchness
Date: October 16th, 2004 - 11:45 am
Heh... I think I may have finally fallen asleep at 5 this morning. The good news is that it's Saturday, so I got to sleep past 7, I got a whole 6 hourS! Woohoo!

But yeah, stress makes for strange sleep patterns.

[User Picture] From: staringgoldfish
Date: October 16th, 2004 - 12:36 pm
Stress, emotional and otherwise, futzes with circadian rythms. When are you going to bed? How are you sleeping?

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: October 16th, 2004 - 12:39 pm
Doesn't matter when I go to bed - could be 10:30 (rare) or 12:00-4:00 (much more common, usually closer to 1:00 or 2:00). Either way - 5AM, hello, what the fuck.

I'm generally sleeping pretty soundly, except for the 5AM (and often following 6:45AM) wake-up. Sometimes (frequently) bad dreams; sometimes I remember them, sometimes I don't.

[User Picture] From: discogravy
Date: October 16th, 2004 - 11:27 pm
consider taking melatonin to regulate your sleeptimes -- it's OTC and no side effects that I know of (mild depressant, much milder than alcohol -- same shit yr brain pumps out to make you yawn and go "oooh tired..."). probably won't help you wake up at normal times, but it'll help you go to sleep sooner and hence get more rest.

Alternately, you could move someplace where your waking time is closed to their local 6 or 7 am.

[User Picture] From: jimbojones
Date: October 16th, 2004 - 11:33 pm
... that would be somewhere in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.

"I'm sorry Dave, but I can't do that."

[User Picture] From: discogravy
Date: October 18th, 2004 - 09:31 am

From: jackylhellstrom
Date: October 16th, 2004 - 06:18 pm
I used to wake up every night at 3:47AM for years. And I mean years. From about 1st until 8th grade I did this. Never figured out why that was, but I did.

It'll go away, it always does. Just like how you'll look at the clock after a while and it always reads the same time.

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