You go to bed at a normal time but wake up before sunrise.
SOLUTION: This could be a sign of sleep-maintenance insomnia, which means you have no problem falling asleep but you do have trouble staying asleep, says Breus. The solution is to get strict about sleep hygiene. First, take inventory of your bedroom to make sure it’s quiet enough and you’re not being awakened by outside sounds. If that’s not the problem, stick with a consistent bedtime routine, exercise regularly during the day and limit or avoid alcohol since it acts as both a depressant and a stimulant. “The stimulant effects kick in later in the metabolizing process, so drinking close to bedtime can increase the chances you’ll fall asleep quickly but wake very early in the morning,” Breus says. If you can’t get a grip on this pattern on your own, CBT-I can help.