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Early waking 40 year old!

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TarkaLiotta Fri 10-Feb-17 16:57:15

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Fackorf Fri 10-Feb-17 17:04:53

The sleep disturbance/racing thoughts you describe are possible symptoms of depression. A visit to the GP might be in order if this has been going on for a few weeks.

If you think it's mild and/or whatever is stressing you is likely to get sorted soon:

A) don't drink alcohol. It's terrible for sleep.
B) ditto caffeine.
C) get some regular exercise. The evidence for exercise helping with stress is very strong.
D) mindfulness/meditation. Get an app on your phone or videos on YouTube or something.
E) try online CBT - psycheducation.org have a couple of free online programmes.

GeorgeTheHamster Fri 10-Feb-17 17:13:35

No alcohol.

Stay in bed and listen to podcasts. I find spoken word best, music wakes me up.

InTheDessert Fri 10-Feb-17 17:21:49

I've had to start going to bed later to stop the 4am wakes.
And taking a nap at the weekend to try and catch up a bit, because I can't cope with that either. The times won't work for you (as a house adults are up at 5.30, kids 5.45 due to school and work starts times in this country) but if I can stay up til 10, life is much better. So maybe try playing with bedtime??

TarkaLiotta Sat 11-Feb-17 06:33:07

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omnishamblesssssssssssssss Sat 11-Feb-17 06:35:40

I'm having the same. I don't really know why and can't pin point anything.

omnishamblesssssssssssssss Sat 11-Feb-17 06:37:18

The meditation does really help when I get into it. So must start again

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