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Early morning waking (adult!)

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isitwinetimeyet16 Mon 10-Jun-19 09:09:42

Hello all,

I'm really hoping someone might have some suggestions to help my DH.

He has a really stressful job, and is constantly tired anyway (plus we have two small children) but for the last six months he has been waking earlier and earlier. At the moment he is awake from 4am most days which is exhausting him - making his work harder, which then stresses him out - making it harder to sleep. He has been trying CBT and mindfulness but it's not worked and I am at my wit's end trying to think of anything else that could help him.

He's been on Sertraline before and he has started taking a low dose again in the hopes it might do something.

Has anyone encountered this? Is there anything that has worked? Willing to try anything at this point!

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Redannie118 Mon 10-Jun-19 11:07:39

Early morning waking is a classic sign of depression. He is doing all the right things, but needs to let the anti ds kick in. Give it a few weeks then he may need to see gp to get the dose tweaked.

Seaweed42 Mon 10-Jun-19 12:31:16

Make sure the room is darkened, he could try earplugs and a sleeping mask to keep out the light.

banskuwansku Mon 10-Jun-19 13:02:01

I had that one time I was depressed. I was prescribed mirtzapine antidepressant that made me sleep better.

isitwinetimeyet16 Mon 10-Jun-19 16:22:27

Thank you so much. I did think depression but he insists he's not - I'm not sure that he's right though!

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