Hey Liz, sorry to hear you're waking up exhausted, that must be pretty annoying. I noticed you just started Primal so maybe the change of diet alone will help you somewhat. But besides that: I've been told that dreams are a way of dealing with your daily life, like putting thoughts in the big 'archive' that is your brain. And that unconscious worries and fears pop up in them. So maybe you're in a very busy stage of your life right now and you need to work things out to get some peace of mind and some restful sleep? Maybe it can be useful to remember what you dreamt when you wake up and think about what meaning your dreams could have for you. If nothing works maybe you should ask your GP for some testing (though I'm not sure they do that in the USA, do they?). Maybe you don't get to the 'deep sleep' part of your sleeping cycle for some odd reason. Did you ever experience sleepwalking episodes or been waking up at weird places?