Waking up at 2 o'clock in the morning...

@aseretdd (13736)
Philippines
April 7, 2008 8:35pm CST
This sort of thing rarely happens to me... but last Saturday... i woke up at 2 o'clock in the morning... no matter how hard i try... i can't get back to sleep... i tried closing my eyes for a long time... read some discussion in mylot, through my cell phone... but these didn't work... So i decided to do the laundry... all 5 loads of them... and i finished at 5:30 am... by that time i heard my baby cry... so i went back to the bedroom to lay down next to her... and then... i feel asleep... At last!... What do you do when you wake up at 2 o'clock in the morning?...
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@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
11 Jun 08
Hello aseretdd, Quite often I will wake up in the middle of the night and can't get back to sleep after that. If I am not too lazy, I will boil water and make a cup of hot drink. I will either surf the internet or just watch movies or maybe read a book or magazine. Like you, I always fall asleep just one or two hours before my alarm wakes me up again.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
12 Jun 08
Right now... i live only with my baby in the apartment... i am a light sleeper... and i would always wake up in the middle of the night... but i don't get up... i just listen for some noise... and if there is none.... i go back to sleep... but if there is... i immediately check it out... thanks for the response...
@KKKBsmom (1093)
• United States
16 Apr 08
I have been so stressted lately.. I fall asleep watching tv with my kdis... then wake up and go back to sleep at about 10-11... then I can gaurnatee I will be awake sometime between 3-330 am... not for long... but I wake up... do something... usually start another movie and fall back to sleep!
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
17 Apr 08
That must be some stressful life for now nowadays... if that happens to me... my head will be like splitting every minute... good thing you have a lot of movies available to keep you company and put you to sleep... thanks for the response...
• Hong Kong
12 Apr 08
I usually try hard to get back to sleep if the next day is a working day. If the next day is not a working day, then I would definitely get up and get online, do some work and respond to some discussions in mylot. Then like at 4/5am, I usually could go back to sleep without feeling time is wasted with my tissing and tossing in bed.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
14 Apr 08
Good thing it happened to me on a saturday... no work and that is usually laundry day for me... so i was able to use the time productively... and i hope i never happens on a work day... since that would leave me grumpy and very tired... thanks for the response...
@jarred (177)
• Philippines
10 Apr 08
well seriously. im still up at 2 am. but on weekends, it happens to me too. but it only happens when i sleep at 7 pm . What do i do? i go outside and have a walk. its cool, fresh and clean. relax a bit and have a little chit chat with the people outside. ( yes theyre all up at 2 am). Then i would go online, talk to friends , visit my friendster, myspace , multiply and facebook. then when my eyes starts to hurt, i would go lay down in the bed, read sweet messages from my girl, try to sleep again. then boom. snoring already. try not to drink to much water at night, and put room temperature a little colder :)
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
11 Apr 08
Taking a walk at time would be just lovely... but in the area that i live... that sort of thing is quite dangerous... so if that happens to me again... it's laundry or ironing activity for me... tiring but productive... thanks for the response... welcome to mylot... i hope you enjoy your stay here...
@checapricorn (16066)
• United States
10 Apr 08
Not very common to me since I when I will start to close my eyes, I will really sleep and sleep and sleep! hahahha..that true, I have even a hard time watching TV and finishing the movie without napping in between! But, if ever, It will happen to me, I will just do blogging a lot... well, its good for you since you were able to finish all your laundry..you were very productive as early as that...
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
10 Apr 08
If this happens often... then i would have to get internet connection at home so i can just use the time to earn money online... good for you to have a blog... i started one... but never got the hang of it... thanks for the response...
@heatian (49)
• China
9 Apr 08
Many wife often suffer this in the midnight. Once she wake up, she is hard to get back to sleep. In the morning, I see her black eyepit, I feel very sad. But I don't know how to help her. What a pity!
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
10 Apr 08
I don't actually suffer from this... this rarely happens to me... so i just decided to make it a little productive... thanks for the response... welcome to mylot and i hope you enjoy your stay here...
@Mythion (188)
• Israel
8 Apr 08
I've woke up at 4 o'clock in the morning many times, In that case I'll try to return to sleep but if I fail to fall asleep I just stay up(watching TV, eating or something else)until I start my day at 6 O'clock. If I wake up in hours like 2 O'clock in the morning I'll do everything to fall asleep so in the next morning I wouldn't feel totaly tired all morning...
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
10 Apr 08
Waking at 4 o'clock is a good hour... but 2 o'clock i think is too early... a lot of sleep can still be made... but your way of coping up with it is still good... thanks for the response... welcome to mylot and i hope you enjoy your stay here...
@twoods90 (185)
• United States
8 Apr 08
2 am is when i go to bed everynight..and i do not wake up until the morning so i do not have these expeirence..sometiems i cant fall asleep tho, usualy because of a bad headache..
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
10 Apr 08
That is so sad... do you have a certain kind of insomia... not being able to sleep early at night can be a reason for a certain health problem... have you ever consulted a doctor about it?... thanks for the response...
@minnie_98214 (10572)
• United States
8 Apr 08
I will go take a book into the bath and try and relax myself it usually works.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
10 Apr 08
Going to the bath with a book is a unique way to pass the time... i have never thought of that... maybe because my apartment bathroom is not a really good place to relax... thanks for the response...
• United States
8 Apr 08
i pretty much do the same thing you did..find something,anything to do be it mylot,housework,whatever.the worst for me is when i wake up like that on a work day,and i really could use the sleep instead.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
10 Apr 08
I agree with you... good thing that i do not need to worry about being late for work... or trying not to look too tired... but i certainly would love it if this happens again to me on a weekend... it is like an early start in doing all those chores... thanks for the response...
@KrauseHome (35507)
• United States
8 Apr 08
Well, if for some choice I do wake up at 2 a.m. it would usually be because I went to sleep really early the night before, and then I wake up not able to fall back to sleep. But occassionally I have nights as well where I toss and turn all night, and then if I have to get up, I usually find myself coming back to my Computer and a lot of times I also end up posting here in myLot or checking my Email depending on how long I feel I will be up.
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
10 Apr 08
I would certainly want to be able to log in to mylot... start discussion... or respond so some... but sadly... i do not have internet connection at home... and the only way i can log on to mylot is through my cell phone... but only to read discussions... thanks for the response...
• India
8 Apr 08
normally i go to bed around midnite, if by chance i get up at 2 .... firstly i will get something to eat or drink .. then check what on the tv .... if there is nothing much ... get online ... find some good movie to download, chat a lil and hopefully feel sleepy again
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
10 Apr 08
That is a lot of things to do... your early morning can be very busy... and i like the idea of going online and chatting a little... i hope i can do this... but i do not have internet connection at home... thanks for the response and welcome to mylot... i hope you enjoy your stay here...
• Singapore
8 Apr 08
That really happen to me at the same day and at the same time! haha. sounds weird but I think it is normal to feel that way. Sometimes, you can't sleep even if you are not thinking of anytime. Sometimes, you just feel like it is so difficult to sleep without any reason or the reason is, what time can you sleep since you woke up at the wrong time. But you waking up in that time, and do all your laundry stuff is worth it, unlike me, woke up, but just lied on bed and waiting to fall asleep again. Lazy me! Keep posting, Mickey
@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
10 Apr 08
Well, i think using that time productively is great... it is a good thing that i decided not to just lie down... and do the laundry... it saved me a lot of chore time... but when it happens again... i think i will just clean the fridge... thanks for the response...
• China
8 Apr 08
Why don't you do some sports? When i am very tired i could fall to sleep quickly.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
9 Apr 08
I can't do any sports since my apartment unit is located in the third floor of a building... it is quite small... so sports is not an option... thanks for the response... and welcome to mylot... i hope you enjoy your stay here...
@beelover (33)
• Indonesia
8 Apr 08
next time you wake up in the morning... pray to the god, ask for His guidance to right path.. sounds so naive, but that is the best way to do i think..
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
9 Apr 08
I also did some thinking about my life in the few minutes when i was still lying in bed... but now that you mentioned it... next time that this happens to me... i will surely do more reflexion... thanks for the response... and welcome to mylot... i hope you enjoy your stay here...
@subha12 (18453)
• India
8 Apr 08
i generally do not wake up at that moment. still it may be someday. i just toss on bed and try to fall asleep. i think you utilised the time inm very productive way. i think i should also do something worth doing.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
9 Apr 08
I agree... if it does happen to you... the best way is to use that time productively... it will be a waste of time to just lie there in bed thinking about nothing at all... thanks for the response...
@tjades (3592)
• Jamaica
8 Apr 08
I struggle to go back to sleep. this is such a tiering experience. I never seem to be able to go back to sleep until 5 O'Clock there abouts when I should be looking to get up especially when i used to work. Whenever this happens I end up feeling like a wreck for the rest of the day. I learnt to combat that by not going to bed until I am very tierd. This is usually very late but its the best I cope with not waking up in the wee hours of the morning. See. Your not alone. (lol)
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
9 Apr 08
But with me this is like a rare thing... but i also learned not to drink coffee or tea at night so that i will surely be able to sleep... and not wake up very early in the morning... i hope things get better for you in the future... thanks for the response...
@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
8 Apr 08
i hate it when i wake up early in the morning and can not get back to sleep.it does not happen often,thank goodness.if it does happen i tend to either get up for a while and go on the computer or i read until i feel tired again.i have learnt not to just lie there and hope sleep comes,because all i do is toss and turn and it makes it worse.cheers sue
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
9 Apr 08
It is also a good thing on my part that this sort of thing rarely happens... that is why when it does... i usually just lie there... but now that i experienced using that idle time productively... i guess, when it happens again... i know what to do... thanks for the response...
@Tavia007 (12)
• China
8 Apr 08
I usually can not go to sleep till 12 at night these days, sometimes I am still awake at 2 o'clock. At that time I am just lying on my bed, closing my eyes, and thinking those things happened in the daytime. I know it is a very hard time when you become insomnia. Why not take it a chance which god give you thinking about your life? Don't be nervous about it. If you can not rest at time, you may find another time to go to sleep. Good luck to you.
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
9 Apr 08
Having insomia can be quite a problem for some... my sister has this condition... but it proved beneficial for her... she now works in a call center... and here in my country... this type of job requires one to work during the graveyard shift... so she works at night and sleeps during the day time... thanks for the response...
@whittby (3073)
• United States
8 Apr 08
When I wake up around 2AM what I do depends on how wide awake I feel. If I'm nervous mind going, too much awake, I'll do stuff like laundry, boring stuff usually like straightening out drawers trying to bore myself to sleep. If I'm tired, but can't sleep, I'll watch TV or read until I know I can go back to sleep. I'm also really bad about starting to snack away as soon as I get up. How long did the baby let you sleep - not long enough probably?
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@aseretdd (13736)
• Philippines
9 Apr 08
Well, even if straightening out drawers is boring... it is still productive... my husband usually does that... the baby let me sleep until 8 am... which gave me three hours of sleep time... quite okay for me... thanks for the response...