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      Waking for a few hours every night

      Hi guys,
      Iv been having some issues with my sleeping the last three or so months and Im wondering if any of ye can help me sort it out. Almost every night I wake up between 2:30am and 3:30am, it's always before 3:30, and I can't get back to sleep for up to two hours. It's really frustrating. Going to bed later or earlier doesnt stop it. Reguardless of what I do I find myself tossing more often than not.

      Iv tried getting a drink and going to the toilet before settling back to sleep, to no avail. I stop watching tv about half an hour before bed. Falling asleep isn't the issue as I drop of easily when I first get into bed, it's this damned compulsory wake up time!

      What really annoys me is it makes doing a WBTB unthinkable or even waking regularly to write down my dreams because not only would it put me at risk of getting stuck awake for a couple of hours, it'd also mean I had just dropped off from this sleep gap and I'd be waking myself again.

      So I'm turning to ye for help! Is there anything I can do to fix this? It's driving me crazy!
      Thanks a million in advance!

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      Have you changed your diet or started taking any new supplements, before bed or after waking up? What's your caffeine intake and when, if at all? Has anything else changed like getting a new job or something going on in the family, any thing that can cause stress? All these things can impact your sleep.

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      It sounds like you've developed a natural sleep pattern. Google "second sleep" or "segmented sleep" if you want to learn more about how people did it before the invention of the electric light.

      Incidentally, the most dramatic streak of lucidity I've had to date, three dreams in three consecutive nights of incredible clarity and complexity, occurred during during a period when my work life got so intense that I was going to sleep several hours earlier than usual out of sheer exhaustion, then waking up for two or three hours in the middle of the night to catch up on my work, and then going to sleep for a few more hours again in the morning.

      The fact that I was dreaming so lucidly during this period was hardly even intentional (it just stole more time from my workday to write reports in my dream journal!) but if you're naturally blessed with this kind of segmented sleep pattern, by all means don't fight it, just go with it and turn those waking hours into productive time periods. Surely you can find useful or fun things to do for a few hours in the middle of the night? Then go back to sleep, without or without a deliberate attempt at lucid dreaming, and see what happens! If worse comes to worse and you don't have interesting dreams, at least you managed to accomplish something useful during your waking period of the night.

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      I do the same intentionally. Every night I wake up for one or two hours, because the longer is the wbtb, the better for me to induce lucid dreams. So my advice is take advantage of it! When you go back to sleep after 2 hours or whenever, do your induction method. Today, I've slept 01:00-to 05:00 and I then went to sleep at 07:00 and the result was 2 lucid dreams recalled at 08:30.
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      Wow cool thanks guys, i didnt know it could be considered a good thing! I figured it would negatively impact my lucid dreaming. Funny thing is, after i made this post i havent had any problems with it! To answer snoop's questions; i do drink tea but only two or three cups a day and no closer than 4 hours before bed. Nothing has changed in my life except being on summer holidays from college. Im guessing its what Verre said and iv developed a natural waking time each night.

      Thanks for the responses!
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      If you're drinking caffine, you should stop. And try "Sleep Whisperers" on youtube. It's people who try to help you get to sleep by speaking slowly. Try to slow down your mind, you can do it.

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