I am jolted awake EVERY morning at about 5-5:30 in a full blown panic attack. I have to take .5 to 1mg of xanax to calm me down. I've tried not taking it but I just spin more out of control.
I posted this topic a while back and didn't get many responses so I thought it was pretty rare. I am glad (not that you all have this affliction) but that I am not alone in this.
The cortisol thing makes sense, although I am a middle of the night snacker. I always try to drink some milk with my snack as I think it has some of the same properties as banana (I'm allergic to most fresh fruits and veggies
Anyway... thanks for the post and all the info. Here's to a calm morning