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Is it normal for me to be wide awake at 3:00AM?

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Last Updated: 03/26/2019 at 8:05am
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Top Rated Answers
Kaylei72
March 17th, 2015 3:55am
It depends on if you slept a lot of the day or so on. You may just be wide awake because of something you are doing such as a distraction. If you are on your phone then you are most likely going to be up later because it is a distraction.
Anonymous
April 26th, 2015 12:02am
not really if the reason is something else and you are having anxiety or worried or scared or sleeping patterns or even if you have got nightmares or dreams ..then its normal yes
Alexis13
June 9th, 2015 5:15am
No it is not. You should go to see a doctor to try to get on a normal sleep schedule. If the doctor does not help go to a sleep specialist.
Katyaleen
June 14th, 2015 11:44am
Yes. Everybody has different sleep cycles. But just to be sure you could always check with a doctor to see if its any physical issue.
hopefulReeds56
July 20th, 2015 5:38pm
It really depends on your sleeping pattern. It certainly isn't healthy to be awake at 3am, and you should try to fix that, but it ultimately depends on why you're awake.
Apanda
December 7th, 2015 9:38pm
Everyone has different schedules. If you're awake at 3 but you feel fine, no worries! If you're awake at 3 and you think it's causing you problems, maybe try working out, eating healthier, or reducing the amount of sleep you get.
GivingPurpose
December 15th, 2015 7:24am
It really depends on your sleeping pattern. If it is something abnormal to you then perhaps you have something going on in your life that is stressing you out, so you just can't fall asleep. Perhaps it's one of those nights that you're too hyped to sleep. It certainly isn't health to be awake at 3:00Am .If you continue to do this, it might be best to see a specialist
Nithou
December 29th, 2015 2:26pm
Sometimes thoughts can be overwhelming and keeping you wide awake, take some time to acknowledge them, if you can meditate for a short time. Don't try to push your thoughts away, but embrace them and they'll leave you in peace faster.
Kat140615xx
September 27th, 2016 1:03pm
If your having to much caffeine in the day and evening yes it is as could be why your awake, or if your worrying about something
Anonymous
April 30th, 2018 9:08pm
Depends, If you are doing something on the weekend yes but on work/school days it's a bit late i feel.
Anonymous
March 26th, 2019 8:05am
Being awake at awkward times of night are normal for adolescents, but it’s unhealthy for your sleeping schedule. There are many alternatives to rolling around restlessly, you can speak to a doctor about medications that may be right for you, listen to relaxing music, watch calming videos that make you tired—ASMR is popular, but I’m sure it’s easy to find your own thing that you enjoy with how open the possibilities are on the internet nowadays. It is easier to sleep if there is nothing worrying you or stressing you out, going to bed crying most definitely keep you up instead. Make sure you’re comfortable in the heat or the cold—your body finds it easiest to sleep peacefully when everything is as comfortable as possible!