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Why Do I Always Wake Up At 3

Slimer Wakes Me Up at NightWhenever I fall asleep before I’m ready for bed I’ll get up and brush my teeth whenever I wake up. Strangely, this always seems to happen around 3AM.

Why 3AM? I was surprised how many people were asking this exact same question. There are lots of fun explanations, with the most common being that 3AM is the most active time for ghosts. This seemed a fairly logical explanation, but I dug a bit deeper just in case.

Depression was a suggestion, but I don’t think I have that.

Circadian Rhythms” seemed like a legit answer once I learned they aren’t dependent on what time you go to sleep. It also seemed to coincide with the most interesting bit of info I found…

According to some historians, sleeping through the night is a relatively recent practice in human history. Before the invention of the light bulb, people generally went to bed much earlier, and slept through the night in two four-hour chunks, with a short period (1–2 hours) of wakefulness in the middle of the night. It’s called Segmented Sleep.

So, waking up in the middle of the night might be part of our DNA. Most likely though, I just have a high sensitivity to ghosts. Mmm, I suddenly have a craving for Ecto Cooler.

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  • http://stuffigoogle.com/ Steve Thorson

    I added a link to this post on Reddit and one of the comments I got was so great, I had to copy it here (from jlogomasini):

    “Although it may seem too superstitious and hard for some to accept, 3-4 A.M is known for being the time of the day where ‘spiritual windows’ are most open. I know it has a lot to do with the earth’s tilt during that very hour but I am not sure about the science behind it. As for the spiritual facts, this is the hour when your body is most in tune with the spiritual world, so often you awake due to the rise in spiritual consciousness around you. It doesn’t seem too fishy of a concept when you are actually active during this hour on a regular basis. Maybe, you are being ‘woken up’ mentally because of something you’re being called to do my friend”

    • Jonket

       “earths tilt during that very hour”  do you realize how dumb that answer is? people ALL over the world share this problem, 3-4 AM is relative to where you live…

      • Nmarie620

        You are all crazy

        • Nicholas Richards

          Your the crazy one

          • Nicholas Richards

            It is said that jesus died at 3 am and at that time the gateway between us and heaven is closed so the demons and spirits come out kids and animalsmight react to this so look out

    • jms

      Thank you for this… hit a cord

  • Blum401

    SPIRITUAL WINDOWS ?? IN MY CASE, JUST PLAN OLD MENOPAUSE!!!
    WHICH TAKES THE BLAME FOR COUNTLESS, CAN WE SAY, SUPERSTITIOUS OR NOT, TRUTHS, THAT REPEAT THEMSELVES OVER AND OVER, NIGHT ARTER NIGHT, WITH ONLY A 2-3 MIN DIFFERENCE +OR-.WHICH GIVES A PERSON A QUIET MOMENT TO REFLECT WHAT HAS BEEN AND WHAT IS YET TO COME? TO BE AWAKE AGAIN MEANS YOU HAVE AT LEAST SURVIVED 1/2 OF ANOTHER NIGHT! 
    AT THAT POINT I  START TO MAKE PLANS FOR THE SOON TO COME DAYLIGHT, WHICH MARKS THE BEGINNING OF THE BEST DAY OF THE REST OF MY LIFE “IF THAT’S HOW I PLAN TO SPEND IT” SOMETIMES I GET SO EXCITED TO BEGIN MY PERFECT DAY I JUST GET UP.  USUALLY BY 10:00 AM I’M EXHAUSTED AND FIND MYSELF DOWN FOR A LONG NAP, ONLY TO REPEAT THIS PATTERN.  WHEN YOU ARE MY AGE AND YOU HEAR THE STATEMENT “THE SLEEP OF AN INNOCENT CHILD” IT MAKES ONE WISH YOU COULD REMEMBER BACK THAT FAR. SO IF THE GHOSTS DO COME LET THEM BE THE GHOST OF UNINTERRUPTED SLEEP,PLEASE