I've been waking up consistently for the past week around 3 a.m. Not just the roll-over-in-bed-and-check-the-time type waking up, but wide-awake-I-think-I'll-check-email-and-play-Scrabble kind of awake. So, it got me wondering why.
In college I had a professor who, for whatever reason, decided to share with us that 3 a.m., should you be awake, is the loneliest hour of the day and also the most depressed you will be all day. I've tried to Google this fact several times and never found it put in exactly those terms, but I have found other interesting theories. And while I have been feeling a little lonely lately, when I wake up at 3 a.m., I am mostly irritated that I am, in fact, awake at 3 a.m.
The most common theory is that 3 a.m. is the witching hour, when paranormal activity is most active. Waking up at this time may suggest that