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Why do i wake up with no energy?

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Last Updated: 02/23/2021 at 10:17pm
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April 7th, 2015 5:17pm
Hi there! I completely feel for you. This is something I've personally struggled with...if you want to know 'Why', it's because perhaps what you're waking up to is draining, perhaps you sleep too much, perhaps you don't want to face your everyday life. The only way I overcame this was by becoming more self confident in myself. However for you, it could be simpler than that - maybe all you need is a coffee! But I suggest you look at any underlying issues you may have, if these could be contributing to your lack of energy. Good luck :)
April 24th, 2015 7:43pm
There are many reasons why we wake up with no energy, it could be we did not sleep enough, we weren't rested enough, depression and sadness, we are not exercising regularly, and so on many other reasons.
June 13th, 2016 6:43pm
Because of poor sleep patterns. Also, stress can play a major factor in having no energy after sleep
April 10th, 2015 1:39am
maybe you dont drink water before eating and also maybe not in night time ..water really helps...and gives you energy ..and maybe sometimes your diet isnt good enough ..thats why or maybe you lack of vitamins...medical side you might lacking behind and also stress, anxiety and depression can cause lack of energy maybe you want to get a check up done so....
April 22nd, 2015 2:05am
There are many things that can affect your level of energy when you wake up; there a are few key things that may be affecting it such as: -Diet (Are you eating wholesome nutritious meals?) -Sleep Patterns (Are you sleeping enough?) -Mood (Is there anything affecting your happiness?) - Stress (Are there any problems consuming your thoughts?) I recommend that you evaluate these factors to see if any of these things are affecting your level of energy.
May 24th, 2015 6:03pm
Maybe you don't have any motivation :) Try waking up to your favorite song or...tell yourself that today, is your day and no one else can ruin it. Tell yourself that, today is going to be a great day and you'll feel much more confident and happy. Good luck! :) :) :)
December 5th, 2017 2:28am
1) maybe you sleep late 2) or maybe you sleep so much less than you should 3) maybe you are depressed 4) or simply because of school ?
September 1st, 2015 8:31pm
Sometimes its hard to gain and maintain energy, for sure; its important to get enough sleep and rest during the night, even sometimes during the day; breaks and relaxation are essential. Tossing and turning during the night may take away from some energy in the morning too, along with various stresses and overwhelming feelings; take some time to step back, catch some rest, clear the mind.
May 16th, 2016 9:33am
Ironically, how you wake up is very linked to how you sleep, try to take 15 minutes to relax and make it a point to put your self to sleep calmly. Clear your thoughts and listen to soft sounds.
November 12th, 2018 10:29pm
Sometimes oversleeping can cause the same effect of not getting enough sleep ,leaving you with no energy. Also you could not be getting into REM (rapid eye movement) which is the deepest sleep and is very important, not getting into REM can cause low energy as well. Try going to bed consistently at the same time every night,also try limiting screen time before bed,the blue light can mess with your sleep and wake cycle. Keeping routine can help with developing healthy sleep habits ,having healthy sleep habits can increase the quality of your sleep and having a good quality of sleep can increase your energy
April 18th, 2015 11:48pm
There may be many reasons, not sleeping well at night, not getting enough sleep. If it is a continuous problem, it would probably be a good idea to talk to your doctor about it. We all need eneregy to make it though our days.
August 4th, 2015 8:22am
Sometimes we're doing a lot in our dreams it drains energy, or when a dream is very stressful on you.
August 24th, 2015 2:32am
Because sometimes, days are just blah. Everything's blah and there's no motivation to do anything. You don't feel like you really have a purpose in life. But, just because you feel like you have no purpose doesn't mean that it's true. You haven't lived the future yet. And that's the great thing about life; you get to live it and figure out what your purpose is along the way. So even though you feel blah today, look for your purpose. And when you get it, you'll wake up each day, excited to start it.
October 26th, 2015 10:57pm
one reason is not going to sleep early enough (duh) but lack of energy can also just be a side effect of mental health problem.
November 2nd, 2015 9:01pm
you sleep too much or too little, low on proteins
January 26th, 2016 3:16pm
It might be because you are depressed or due to poor sleeping patterns. Also, poor sleep quality can affect your energy and mood levels.
February 2nd, 2016 2:42pm
Sleeping late will affect how uncomfortable it is to wake up in the morning. Try sleeping early! Organize a sleep schedule, and try not to use an electronic device before bed. Try doing something else, like reading a book etc.
March 1st, 2016 8:53am
There can be alot of reasons. It is best to consult your GP to figure this out as he or she can really guide you. It can range from Hormonal Imbalance to stress and anxiety.
May 23rd, 2016 2:01am
Sometimes that's an insomnia problem, and sometimes a depression problem. Sleeping too much can cause this, or too little. Depression can also make you feel like energy is low. Either way, speaking with a doctor is probably a good idea. :)
May 23rd, 2016 6:37am
Have you ever searched up the symptoms of depression? That might be the way that you are feeling and it's okay people go through it sometimes.
July 19th, 2016 6:25am
Feeling like you have no energy is a major symptom of depression. When you're experiencing depression, it can feel like you actually have no energy. It's important to talk to your doctor if you're able to about any kind of changes in behavior that you feel such as having no energy.
September 13th, 2016 10:42pm
That can be caused by a variety of things such as hormone problems or a lack of vitamines or iron. But also a balanced mind is important to wake up happy to start a new day.
February 19th, 2018 3:03am
If you stay up too late or sleep for too long, it makes you more tired when you wake up. Try setting a time for you to go to bed.
May 14th, 2018 9:55pm
This is a common issue and could be because you are stressed about something, in a bad mood or suffering from something worse. If it is the latter it is always good to see a professional about any issues you may be having.
May 6th, 2019 2:43pm
There are so many reasons why this could be! This is definitely a good question for your doctor though. For me, I experience chronic excessive fatigue mostly because of my thyroid and autoimmune disorder. I take medication daily to help this. But there are many physiological and psychological causes for energy loss! Depression, vitamin deficiencies, REM disruption, etc. And honestly, there could be any variation of causes contributing to this. As you can see, it's best to seek out a professional who could narrow this down for you. Experiencing a lack of energy can be so discouraging, it's definitely worth getting resolved.
February 25th, 2020 6:02am
I can often wake up with no energy physically or mentally for a variety of reasons. If the day before I felt highly anxious and experienced anxiety attacks, I will often feel drained the next day. I might feel like I have no energy if I felt like I had to give most of my energy to someone else, and forgot to listen to my own body and mind and what I need. I can also wake up with no energy if I haven't given myself goals to work towards. Giving myself a plan for the morning like cleaning my room or making a cup of coffee helps me to get out of bed.
February 23rd, 2021 10:17pm
Sometimes I think of it as my body "yelling" in my face that I need to take a break and rest. We live in a fast paced life and sometimes we neglect our own well being. I think us waking up with no energy is a signal for us to take a step back and do some TLC. TLC could be going out for a walk, talking to a friend, having a meal that makes us feel good, or watching pet videos on YouTube. If I constantly wake up to no energy then it might be best to get help from a professional. Think of a garden. Flowers and vegetables cannot grow properly without a good foundation, water, and sun.