I've been suffering from this ever since 8th grade. Usually waking up around 4:30 AM, since I feared my sister's alarm clock which would go off at 5AM. I was always scared easily, and hearing that alarm go off scared me every morning before. So I guess my brain woke me up earlier to prevent that. But it stopped during the summer and throughout 9th grade. But when Sophomore year started, it got worst. Started waking up at 3AM every day since the school year started, heck maybe even during summer. Now for the past month or two now, it's been either 3 or 2:30 AM. I would usually fall back to sleep around 4 or 5 AM. As for the dreams, I haven't really had any at all until Sophomore year, which is right now. Before, my dreams would just be absolutely nothing, just in a pitch black room. I would rarely have a dream. Now, all my dreams only occur after I fallen asleep again around 4AM or 5AM. Am I suffering a traumatic event that I had as a kid or suffered not too long ago? The fear of an alarm clock's alarm? Or can it be other matters that I would rather not speak about here... Any ideas or thoughts would be helpful, along with the no dreams til 4 or 5AM part.