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This is why you wake up at the same time every night

This is why you wake up at the same time every night

Do you often wake up at night? Then there is a good chance that it will often be at exactly the same time. Read quickly whether one of these reasons applies to you.

Maybe it's 2:46 AM or 45 minutes before your alarm goes off every night. Either way, you wake up at the same time every day. Suddenly your brain is active in the middle of the night, say goodbye to your further good night's sleep. Research shows that 67 percent of adults worldwide wake up at least once a night. Waking up every now and then is nothing to worry about. But it can affect your productivity and mood the next day. Your body processes things in a certain routine, so you wake up at the same time. These could be causes of the sleep interruption:

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Health problems

Everyone wakes up very briefly between five and seven times a night. This is very normal and often you fall back asleep very quickly. So fast you don't even notice it. People wake up at night for many possible reasons. Some are quite common. Among the most common reasons are insomnia and sleep apnea. These disorders can lead to various health problems such as heart disease, diabetes and stroke. It can cause an irregular heartbeat and make heart failure worse. Because your body is dealing with these health problems, the brain can be more active at night.


The older we get, the lighter we go to sleep. Adults are less likely to fall into REM sleep, which means you wake up at night. In addition, things like light, your partner's breathing, noise and possibly a diet also play a role in how long you sleep before you wake up. The hormonal situation or pregnancy can also be causes of a disturbed night's sleep.

Stress related

Are you under a lot of stress or worrying a lot? If you have not properly processed this before going to sleep, you will unconsciously wake up with these worries. Does this sound familiar? Then keep a diary! Write down your stress and/or worry points. This way your brain can process the stress better during your sleep and you will wake up less quickly.