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why do I wake up earlier than I wish?

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Last Updated: 05/29/2018 at 5:01am
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August 22nd, 2015 1:43pm
This is completely normal the older you get or the healthier you are. As you age, you require less sleep. And if you are healthy then your circadian rhythm become more in sync.
March 11th, 2015 11:59am
well, sometimes it may be your body clock. If you go to bed earlier, you can wake up early too. Or maybe there's something that's distracting you.
April 14th, 2015 10:03pm
We often train our body's to awaken a certain time, or you may have went to bed earlier than needed. Maybe you are well rested or even restless.
May 26th, 2015 4:58am
If you wake up earlier than you wish it could be because its fates way of saying today is your day enjoy every waking moment of it to the fullest
June 16th, 2015 2:53pm
It may be your natural circadian rhythm, or you may be chronically used to a sleep schedule that requires early wake up. If you desire to sleep later, have yourself lay in bed until your desired time, and after a while of routine staying in bed, your body should adjust.
September 7th, 2015 12:22pm
it's either because you are going through some issues, or your mind is busy with some thoughts that would prevent your body from reaching the deep sleep.
December 8th, 2015 5:57pm
There are many reasons for early wakefulness. Try practicing good sleep hygiene to get better sleep, and visit your physician to discuss physical ailments that may impact night time wakefulness.
December 29th, 2015 2:25am
There are dozens of factors that can influence your sleep and wake times. From watching TV/using your phone (blue light) to computer use before bed, there are lots of things that can throw off your circadian rhythms. Try losing the tech!
February 22nd, 2016 10:37pm
Your sleep schedule is naturally set to sunrise, but things like screen time and getting to bed later can affect the amount of time you sleep.
October 10th, 2016 10:56pm
I am not following a specific routine, my body and mind don't get into a normal cycle. Not eating properly, not relaxing properly.
May 29th, 2018 5:01am
You're body and mind is ready to start the day. It could be a special event going on that day or even just excited for the day to be.