It's 3:30 and I've been awake since 2.
Sometimes I sleep through until 4.
I saw a description posted on a forum, of a bad nights sleep, too hot, too cold, need a wee, this is a very accurate description.
Add to this panic attacks and a husband who talks in his sleep, loudly and expects a reply if he asks a question.
I don't class this as insomnia as I don't lie awake tossing and turning, feeling exhausted and desperate to sleep.
I think I wake because I've had enough sleep, I usually fall asleep about 11.
Once I'm awake I read, play freecell, write notes and reminders for an hour, then I try my breathing exercises for 20 minutes.
If I don't fall asleep then I read again.
I cannot just lie in the dark and wait for sleep as the panic attacks increase.