It’s quite normal for most of us, even me as a sleep specialist, to wake in the night.
It’s normal to have short-term sleep problems. But if this is happening to you on a regular basis it can be a sign of maintenance insomnia.
That’s right… you don’t need to have a problem getting to sleep in order for it to be labeled as an insomnia type.
If it’s affecting your quality of life and has been going on for longer than three months, then you should seek insomnia treatment support. It has become a habitual long-term pattern and we need to break it.
I work in the NHS and we use the insomnia therapy CBT-i to treat it and it is very successful.