8 Reasons Why You Are Waking Up Between 3:00 AM and 5:00 AM


Well this article will not scare you of why you are waking up in the middle of the night without any disturbances.

But some are saying that someone is starring at you, doesn’t it sound horrible? Did you know that there are numerous reasons why some people experiencing waking up in the middle at the night without any no banging doors or no rude shaking of the shoulders? In short, you just wake up but not supposed to.

So keep focus as we reveal what are the probable reasons of why you waking up in the middle of the night and you cannot go back immediately in deep sleep.

There will be explanations behind that and it can possibly help you out not to worry and feel frighten which includes:

1. Acidity And Heartburn

Sleep gets interrupted it is because of gas that our bodies become uncomfortable. It is common and always experience particularly if had full loads of junk foods and pizza a night before you sleep.

So do not be surprised if you find yourself waking up in the middle of the night and not being able to get back to sleep.

2. It can be cause of a Medical Condition

Sometimes the urgency going to bathroom while in deep sleep makes you wake up. There is nothing wrong if it is only once in a while, and it is totally normal.

Maybe because of had too much water or tea before going to bed, or maybe we forgot to make that customary visit to the loo before hitting the sack. So don’t worry about that.

However, some people have medical condition known as ‘nocturia’, they tend to feel the necessity to pee very often, especially at night.

This condition arises either because there’s some issue with the hormonal balance in your body or due to bladder issues. Moreover, it is not sensible to disregard this condition and you must have an official visit the doctor.

3. Too Low or Too High A Temperature

Did you know that between 15 and 19 degrees Celsius is the ideal temperature in which the human body should to sleep is said to be? You may not have recognized it, but you were perhaps either too hot or too cold, the last time you woke up in the middle of the night for no obvious reason.

Before you go to bed, in order to reduce your chances of being awakened in the middle of the night, if you sleep in an AC room, then it would make sense for you to keep the temperature at the ideal (as mentioned above). On the other hand, also be aware that if you are used to sleeping with a blanket on, you might need to go lower.

4. Too Much Partying Just Before Bedtime

It is always a bad idea to implicate any sort of activity that stimulates the brain that way, before going to sleep because of the adrenaline rush that take place. You can expect your sleep to be lighter than usual especially if you are at a party and have been consuming alcohol.

The reason is the alcohol existing in your bloodstream needs to be processed by the body, which becomes an additional job for the body when it requires rest. It is indeed that you will sleep in fits and turns, and not peacefully at all if you have been drinking.

5. Sleep Apnea

It generally affects melancholically obese individuals and affects the throat muscles, thereby interrupting the flow of air into the lungs. When that occurs, the body naturally reacts by lurching awake. This condition is known to affect males over the age of 50 but it can happen to anyone

However, there are ways of correcting this by way of surgery or by using a certain kind of apparatus known as the CPAP machine while sleeping, which can be used to reduce the effects of this condition. It can also lead to death if left untreated.

6. Psychological Conditions

Are you one of those who suffering from anxiety or depression? The sleep pattern can get affected and sometimes rather rigorously. It is worth to seek out professional help in such cases because trying to solve the sleeping issue would just be addressing the peripherals and not the core.

7. Restlessness

As unconvincing as it may sound, there is actually a condition called ‘restless leg syndrome’, which causes one’s legs (and sometimes other muscles of the body as well) to experience weird sensations like crawling bugs or even throbbing and itching, which causes one to wake up in the middle of the night. This can be controlled by taking warm baths and massages. On the other hand, a persistent problem should be reported to a doctor instantly.

8. Loud Noises In The Neighborhood

Is your neighbor loves to play loud music even in the middle of the night? Do you experience everytime hearing dogs barking, sound of refrigerator or air conditioner? Everywhere there is a noise sound. You may not be realize it but it can be all the reasons why you waking up in the middle of the night. Also it affects our sleep patterns more than we can even imagine.

Moreover, if in case you have a partner who snores, well, you can either choose to throw them out of the room or take them to the doctor and get their snoring issue under control. Some doctors recommend the use of earplugs, while others may recommend the playing of a white noise in the background.

Hope this article gives you information and help you to understand why you experiencing waking up in the middle of the night without any reason. Share it to others as it may help them too!