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Still Waters

Why do we wake around 3am and dwell on our fears and shortcomings?

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When I wake at 3am or so, I’m prone to picking on myself. And I know I’m not the only one who does this. A friend of mine calls 3am thoughts “barbed-wire thinking”, because you can get caught in it.

The thoughts are often distressing and punitive. Strikingly, these concerns vaporise in the daylight, proving that the 3am thinking was completely irrational and unproductive.

So, what’s going on?

https://theconversation.com/why-do-we-wake-around-3am-and-dwell-on-our-fears-and-shortcomings-169635

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HandsomeGorilla

OK, I figured it just had everything to do with my ridiculous anxiety. so this is common? I do it every morning. in fact, I'll immediately get out of bed right at that moment because if I don't, I'll drive myself crazy inside my own head. and yes, it's typically about 3 in the morning 

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XenoFish

If I wake at 3 it's a nature call. 

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joc
33 minutes ago, XenoFish said:

If I wake at 3 it's a nature call. 

...and I'm always wondering...is it too early to grab a cup of coffee?

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Desertrat56
1 hour ago, XenoFish said:

If I wake at 3 it's a nature call. 

me too.

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lightly

I tend to have UNSETTLING dreams in the wee hours before waking up ...must be stress I figure. ?   The other night I woke up right at 2:30 (looked at the clock). .just in time to hear the air escape from my front bike tire downstairs !   PSSSSSSSST ! :P

. the stem had swelled up like a little balloon! ..and blewwww out.

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