Why can't I get up in the morning?

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Last Updated: 12/20/2016 at 10:40am
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gurusan
October 8th, 2014 12:23pm
Don't we all feel like this from time to time? But, if you always feel like this then it might be a symptom of major underlying troubles. Seek out one of us listeners and maybe we can help out. You would be surprised by how things become clearer or solutions present themselves after a nice, open chat!
Tiaw
October 29th, 2014 5:52am
Some mornings may be worse than others. You may wake up and feel that immediate push of anxiety and depression. Before I get up, if this happens, I inhale through my mouth and exhale slowly, my focus is completely on my breathing. Continue until the feeling is gone
Wanda05
November 4th, 2014 1:02am
A lot of factors can be considered as to why can't I get up in the morning. It may be weather that makes me feel like going back to sleep again or feeling lazy that I don't want to do anything because I feel so directionless. But one big culprit for this is sleep deprivation because late bedtime causes difficulty waking up at an appropriate hour.
glisteningCandy95
November 5th, 2014 2:07am
Mornings are generally very difficult for most people. Sometimes not having a set plan or immediate reward for getting up could be the problem. Sometimes it's a result of a bad night's sleep.
Angelwings2
November 11th, 2014 3:35pm
Sometimes medication that has drowsiness as a side effect can make it harder to wake up in the mornings. Also if a person has insomnia and doesn't get into the REM cycle of sleep it is hard to feel rested therefore making it harder to wake up in the morning. If you are having difficulties, it is always best to check with a physician for any underlying medical conditions.
HappyCon
November 11th, 2014 5:37pm
Lack of sleep is one of the most common causes, as well as lack of motivation. Going to sleep at an good hour allows you to wake up earlier and easier. Having a reason to get out of bed helps also. Set up a date with a friend or say to yourself "I am going to [Whatever you want to do]".
Luminations
December 18th, 2014 7:15am
Problems with sleep/ feeling refreshed in the morning come from a combination of body, emotional, and environment problems. Your body has needs for sleep, food, clothes/ shelter, community, intimacy (sex, friendship), and acceptance (love). If one of those needs is not getting met, your body and mind will act out. For example, when I am feeling depressed, I normally have problems waking up. In my case, and in yours, it's important to ask yourself, "why is this happening?". (What is your reason for sleeping in? Depression, anxiety, feeling sad, not being excited for the day, horny, hungry, bad sleep, feeling lazy, etc.?) When you run through these ideas, and one of them hits home, think about that for a bit, and ask yourself, what is going on with that? what caused that? Do that same thing over and over, until you can't go any further. This will give you some insight on which body, emotion, or environment needs aren't getting met. The next step is the difficult part- what are you going to do about it? To fix the problem, you have to find healthy ways to meet the needs that aren't getting met.
Anonymous
December 21st, 2014 6:41am
There are many reasons why people can't get up in the morning, medical, social or some other reason. Every case is different.
SocialButterfly31
March 13th, 2015 6:05am
There can be many causes of why you can't get up in the morning. Here are some reasons: 1.) Stayed up too late 2.) Forgot to set alarm 3.) No motivation to get out of bed 4.) Alarm didn't go off
TheCreator
March 13th, 2015 6:39pm
Because you went to bed so late the night before. Jk. Maybe you feel down. Even without realizing that you feel that way it still catches you and lowers your energy.
ams96
November 9th, 2014 9:32pm
The way we sleep at night could affect our ability to get out of bed. Insomnia plays a large role in our ability to get out of bed in the morning.
saskia4help
May 7th, 2015 9:45pm
from past experiences i couldn't get up in the morning because i wasn't so the easiest thing to do is try and get a good nights sleep and think to yourself today is another day i will get through what ever life has to throw at me
Blackjack191
December 22nd, 2015 5:37pm
You may have late sleep times. Also, it helps if you close down laptops, phones, TV's and other devices.
kindGrace76
January 20th, 2016 4:55pm
Well, what is your evening routine like? Maybe if settling in a bit earlier in the evenings is an option, it may help w that morning "lag"
easybreezypineapple
January 21st, 2016 12:36am
Thinking positively is important.Waking up with a goal in mind can help you feel prepared to start the day!
Anonymous
January 25th, 2016 9:18pm
Because you haven't had a great cup of coffee? or maybe you just don't have a good enough reason to.
Anonymous
January 27th, 2016 7:30pm
Maybe because something worrying you, or you just get in bed too late, maybe because thinking about a lot.
xAbigail
January 27th, 2016 9:44pm
It can be tough if you slept late or have some sort of sleeping disorder, or just is tired from last night! You could also be in pain, which is terrible. See your doctor if you have pain trying to get up.
Anonymous
January 31st, 2016 2:42pm
This is because when you sleep for long periods of time you go into a state of rest which is hard to break out of.
Anonymous
February 5th, 2016 9:30pm
You be over worked or stressed, try to get more sleep and drink more water. Your body must have too much pressure.
lovelyDreamer13
December 20th, 2016 10:40am
Based on my personal experience, I can't get up in the morning if -- I couldn't fall asleep in the evening, I have excuses for not getting up in the morning, or I have to stay up to work