Does it take you almost 2 hours to get out of bed in the morning?
We all know that feeling, but did you know there’s actually a name for it?
It’s called dysania. No, not Disney...
Dysania is a condition in which a person finds it difficult to get out of bed in the morning, even after getting enough sleep.
It's often used to describe a specific type of morning grogginess that can be caused by a number of factors, including poor sleep quality, depression, and certain medical conditions.
Dysania can be caused by a variety of factors, including:
- Insomnia or poor sleep quality: People who have difficulty sleeping or who have poor sleep quality may find it hard to wake up in the morning.
- Depression: People with depression may have difficulty getting out of bed in the morning due to feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and a lack of motivation.
- Circadian rhythm disorders: People with circadian rhythm disorders may have a hard time getting out of bed in the morning because their internal body clock is out of sync with their daily schedule.
- Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions can also cause dysania, such as sleep apnea, chronic fatigue syndrome, and anemia.
- Lifestyle factors: People who have an irregular sleep schedule, those who have a sedentary lifestyle, or those who consume caffeine or alcohol close to bedtime may have difficulty getting out of bed in the morning.
Treatment for dysania typically involves addressing the underlying cause. This may include changing sleep habits, taking medication, or receiving therapy.
Or, let’s be honest, you really just have to get yourself out of bed!
Start slow and try setting a limit to how long you can stay in bed, for example, 30 minutes, and try to gradually lower it over time until you’ve formed the habit and discipline of getting out first thing in the morning.
Change doesn’t happen overnight, slow and steady wins the race.