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Why do I wake up feeling upset sometimes?

11 Answers
Last Updated: 11/15/2016 at 5:27pm
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May 31st, 2016 12:45pm
You may think your planned tasks are not full filled. It may repeat again. So do fear about that, work more better than yesterday with your experience. And avoid the disturbances..
March 27th, 2015 3:11am
That may be a sign of depression. Most of the time, I have the same problem. I feel like I wish I could just curl up and go back to bed, but I tough it out.
May 1st, 2015 9:18pm
I wake up upset mostly because of the time I wake up. I wake up knowing that I have a 1 hour bus ride to go to school, and that leaves me really angry. But, sometimes, I wake up upset because of my dreams, that are flashbacks of traumatic experiences. It's rare for me to wake up fine...
May 10th, 2015 11:56am
Occasionally our bottled up feelings can catch up on us when we are least aware of it. This means you're likely to feel the stress and strain of problems as you go to bed, or when you have just woken up
August 17th, 2015 9:07am
Often, if you go to bed with negativity on your mind that's what your going to wake up to. Smile before you sleep, focus on something positive.
September 14th, 2015 7:24pm
It can be, of course, for different reasons. Have you slept well or not? Have you got some nightmares? Something happened the day/s before? Were you comfortable on the bed?
January 4th, 2016 12:37am
It may be that you had a dream that was emotionally upsetting, it could be that you didn't sleep well or woke up at a bad moment or woke up because something woke you, which made your body activate your fight or flight responses.
March 7th, 2016 1:22pm
You wake up feeling upset sometimes because you might probably slept upset, and you thought of that.
April 11th, 2016 10:15am
the mind keeps thinking and exploring while you sleep as well, even though you might not remember these contemplations when you wake up. these thoughts might be bringing you to sad results while you sleep. another reason might be the lack of certain hormones being released which leave you feeling sad.
July 19th, 2016 3:55pm
I wake up feeling upset when I let my anxious thoughts spiral out of control. Oftentimes I am able to control these thought cascades through tools I have learned and continue to practice, but there are moments when only time will calm my head.
November 15th, 2016 5:27pm
I wake up feeling upset too. Depressive moods hit me alot without a trigger, or maybe something upsetting came up in my subconscious while sleeping.