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Why can't I get up in the morning even when I go to bed early?

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Last Updated: 11/30/2020 at 3:39pm
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May 31st, 2015 10:25am
Maybe because the sensation of comfortability is a thing that you cannot let go. If you slept well then your body is still longing for that comfortable feeling thats why you wont wanna leave the bed in the morning.
August 4th, 2015 10:42am
Sleep is one of those things that we all need and when we can't get up in the morning, it's your body's way of telling you it needs more rest. Things like depression, lack of nutrition, poor health, stress etc can have a factor to it. A sleep routine is a good way to get your sleep in order. I know for myself that I can set many alarms and I still won't get up... If it's too cold or too early and I feel really down then I won't get up... Try to have the same sleep routine every night like going to bed at 10pm and getting up at 7am. At first it will seem like a waste of time but it takes time to adjust to. If psychological stressors have an impact, then maybe linking in with a mental health professional could be helpful.
February 6th, 2017 6:39am
It could be because you're naturally not a morning person, but it is likely because of your diet or your lifestyle. Drinking, drugs, can cause you to be terrible in the morning. As well as how not enough sleep can be bad for you, too much can also be bad for you. If you sleep for too long, it gives you just as much trouble as it would getting up. Also, try to go to bed at a regular time (not 3 am one night, then 8pm another night)
June 13th, 2015 5:27am
It's a common symptoms of Depression, but it's not necessary your case, maybe you simply need some rest.
August 26th, 2015 12:24pm
You may not be reaching a state of deep sleep that makes you feel fully rested. Try to keep your sleeping area as comfortable and have your mind peaceful as possible. Also make sure you have proper nutrition. Low levels of Vitamin D can cause exhaustion, so even with lots of sleep you may be tired.
September 28th, 2015 11:18pm
Your body is used to schedule. Your mind and body get attuned to a certain way of doing things. You have to train your body to wake up earlier in order for you to do so. Basically, if you really want to get up early, make it part of your routine. Going to bed early for one day won't help you out.
April 19th, 2016 1:09am
Do you have trouble sleeping at night? Do you have dark blinds that block out the Sun? Sunlight helps you wake up. Do you set an alarm? If you do put the alarm away from your bed so you have to get up to turn it off. Do you take medicine, that can make you sleepy longer. So you drink coffee? Coffee can cause you to crash, making you need more sleep.
August 30th, 2016 2:03am
Having dealt with sleep issues in the past I can give a few examples as to what is happening. A lot of times a person may indeed be a sleep, but to have the most beneficial sleep one must have a deep sleep. This is a deeper sleep than the rapid eye movement of sleep. Too much sleep causes the body to feel lethargic as the body has slowed many of its processes. It often will need a little extra time to wake up. Getting exercise and eating a balanced diet can help increase the benefits of sleep. Try sleeping a little less or a little more to see what is most beneficial. Try things like "white noise" and or make sure the room is completely dark without electronic going.
May 30th, 2016 9:49am
You could be going to sleep at an awkward time. There's the sleep cycle where light sleep, deep sleep and REM sleep alternate, you might be getting up during the deep sleep parts. Maybe you could try to time your bedtime so you wake up during light sleep. There are websites which can help you calculate the best times to go to bed :)
August 16th, 2016 3:40pm
This is because your body is relaxed and is still in resting mode. It's hard to get up from this position.
May 29th, 2015 5:57pm
I have this problem frequently. I feel as if it is the body's way of finding something constant. I feel the need to train myself to get up early even though my body is pulling me back to bed.
August 25th, 2015 5:30am
try to get on a sleep schedule so your body can get in a routine. try turning off gadgets 1 hr before bed.dont take naps during the day.train your pet to come jump on you in the morning thats what mine does lol
May 23rd, 2016 3:16am
You're probably not getting quality sleep at night. Make sure to go to sleep without having been on your phone for the past hour or so. This can trick your mind into believing that it's still day time. If you have an IPhone, theres an optional feature that changes the phones color at night to help with this. It made a world of difference for me.
November 15th, 2016 6:58am
Perhaps not getting enough sleep? Everyone needs different amounts of sleep and I've found myself to personally need around 8-8.5 hours when I'd previously been getting 7-7.5 and I would always feel tired. I have friends who sleep 10 hours a day and some who sleep 4-5 hours and both feel fine. It depends on your body. Maybe just let yourself sleep in to whatever time on the weekend and see how many hours feel right.
November 30th, 2020 3:39pm
Sometimes it can be really hard to get up in the morning but You just need a little bit of motivation to get up in the morning. But Just think of getting something like a cup of tea or listening to some music! Therefore your looking forward to something and get out of bed :) If you continue this every day it should become easier to wake up in the morning and get out of bed. It takes something positive to outweigh the negatives and thinking of something that isnt in your room can help you get up in the morning! Hope this helps put!