middle of the night insomnia
For almost 4 months now I've been experiencing on going night time symptoms where I'll wake up anywhere from 130am - 530am.
Around 6am I can fall asleep again for another couple of hours. I've been recording all my waking up times and how I feel.
Last few nights I've woken up between at like 230am - 330am and can't get back to sleep, this is seriously frustrating. I don't feel hungry or having any cravings as such but I'll wake up feeling like I've just slept 7-8 hours! During the day time and waking hours I'm mostly fine despite the lack of sleep. Now I did hear that imbalanced blood sugar levels can cause these kind of erratic sleeping patterns and middle of the night insomnia but I'm not diabetic as far as I'm concerned.
Now I realise there are many reasons why I would have this "middle of the night" insomnia. Stress, anxiety is the most common cause, however I am sceptical of this as the things I'm presently worried and troubled about are issues that have always been troubling me for years, so it's nothing new. There haven't been any major, drastic changes in my life that would cause me to wake up like this.
I have been to the doctor recently and he just mentioned to cut out all the caffeine before bed which I'm trying to do. However I read that chamomile tea can help with sleep. Tried it last night, hasn't worked as I'm up, wide awake again at 330am. Occasionally I'll feel the slight need to pee upon waking (wondering if that's what wakes me up) but strangely, it lessens the longer I'm up.
Have any of you experienced something similar? I've never had an issue with sleep before.