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Why do I wake up and still feel drained the entire day after a full nights rest?

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Last Updated: 08/03/2020 at 2:05pm
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Top Rated Answers
August 2nd, 2016 9:33pm
Maybe you lack excitement, something to look forward to in the day and so have no motivation. Set yourself a plan for the day, preferably something you enjoy. at least then you have some idea of what the future holds for you. When you do the thing you love and work on it, you feel as if your on a path, as i'm sure most of you reading desire. To find your purpose in this world. But when you put action to your dreams, instead of just sleeping at night, you get the rest and peace you want. These actions you take don't have to be massive; it is the small steps that ultimately climb mountains. Maybe you feel drained, not from being tired but because you feel as if you're wasting your life? and that your thoughts are holding you back from living a happy and fulfilling life. That the way you're spending your time is sucking the energy from you. If this is the case, try to treat yourself as a cloud or a wave. Have you ever seen a misshapen cloud? or a wave doing the wrong thing? no they always do the right thing and so this grants you with a sense of self confidence to make decisions. You are a wave in the ocean itself, not separate from it. spend your life doing the things you enjoy doing, as life is like a dance. the purpose not being where you end up a the end, but the dance itself.
April 12th, 2015 7:08am
Refresh your mind with refreshing thoughts. past is past. Don't let it to ruin your presence or future.
March 6th, 2015 7:47pm
It can also be dietary, or stress can be a factor. Do you suffer from any mental illnesses? They can be a cause too!
March 8th, 2015 8:18pm
I feel the reason that I feel drained when I get a full nights sleep sometimes is for two reasons. One reason being that I didn't really fully sleep because I had too much on my mind. Another cause to me feeling drained after I wake up if is I got too much sleep there is a balance you need to have I believe.
May 19th, 2015 5:45pm
Maybe you slept too much. Or you might of had a vivid dream that caused you to toss and turn all night.
June 8th, 2015 2:06am
Sometimes, even though we are are asleep, the quality of that sleep can be poor. Its important to try to go to bed with a calm mind. A few ways you can do this is to: - Turn off electronics such as cell phones, TVs lap tops etc a half an hour before heading to bed. Also make sure to turn electronics onto silent or vibrate - Set up a routine you do every night before bed to help you relax - White noise can also help. You can find apps that have all sorts of white noise sounds or you tube
October 26th, 2015 8:42am
We all sometimes becames to depresses in our life that we forgets Why the life exists ? we live life according to our Karmas . Soo thinking whole day and night won't make the change . Change would be when we do good karmas . Soo if you want happiness in your life do sow good soo, that you could reap good. Sleep without tension and you will wake up in a new journey with a smiling and fresh face .
October 27th, 2015 7:45am
I find that if I am not looking forward to something or am having a rough day I feel drained and tired throughout the whole day even when I've had a full nights rest!
November 10th, 2015 11:16pm
Excellent question! I, too, have felt this way for long periods of time in my life. It really is a confusing feeling, isn't it? You could go to sleep at a very reasonable hour, wake up quite later than usual, and still feel as if you have only received a small portion of sleep! There can be several causes to this, both physically and emotionally. It may be something as simple as tweaking your diet; take a look at what types of foods you are eating. As humans we need to energize ourselves through what we allow into our stomachs. If you are not eating a reasonably well balanced and healthy diet, this could be a cause for you feeling fatigued throughout the day despite having a reasonable sleep. Then you can of course visit the other end of the spectrum: the emotional/mental aspect. If we allow stress to control us instead of us taking control of stress, fatigue is a definite result. Think of your brain as the computer to your body/life. Think of stress as a virus. When we have a computer that is being eaten up by viruses, some things that can result are crashing, running slowly, popups, etc. Luckily, there are programs (methods) to treat those viruses and get our computers running optimally again. Some tips: -Of course, continue to get at least eight hours of sleep per night. -When you wake up, stretch. -A nice cool shower in the morning can be a great help in getting the day started. -A great stress relief such as the gym is amazing to do in the mornings/afternoons. -Eat a well-balanced breakfast. -Listen to some music throughout the day. -Have good lighting in whatever room you are in! Don't set the mood for darkness by staying in a dark room! There are many other tips and tricks out there, a simple Google search will reveal many tried and tested methods that have been proven to work. Good luck!
November 21st, 2015 4:19am
Common reasons, most of which have been addressed are having poor sleep habits or being stressed or anxious. Aside from that, you may have a sleep disorder. Disorders such as sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, or idiopathic hypersomnia may cause you to wake up tired regardless of how much sleep you got. Finally, you may have a nutrient or hormonal imbalance.
January 4th, 2016 11:29pm
This could be many things either physical or mental. Perhaps you are going to bed with things on your mind that aren't allowing you to get the type of sleep needed for the mind and body to rest and recharge. You aren't getting the Rem sleep needed.
April 25th, 2017 5:07pm
Feeling drained can be a result of many things, such as your diet, lifestyle, medical reasons and depression. If you continue to feel drained for more than a few days go and see your doctor.
August 29th, 2017 8:00pm
You may feel drained because of something other than how much or little you sleep. Tiredness and lack of energy is a symptom of depression so I recommend if your feeling of being drained affects your life in some way then I think you should talk to someone.
September 19th, 2017 8:13am
Sleep can be measured in two ways: quality and quantity. The full nights rest will leave someone feeling as if their should be getting the most out of their sleep, but the quality of the sleep is equally as important. Anxiety, stress, and built up emotions can all affect the quality of sleep. Maybe try to do some breath work before falling asleep to relax into your slumber.
August 3rd, 2020 2:05pm
Did u maybe see if you are getting enough sleep u could maybe try listening to relaxing music or reading a book or listening to the birds outside or do some medidation to help you relax before to go to sleep to try and get a full nights sleep. I find listening to music helps me to get a full night sleep and makes me work better and feel less drained during the day. You could also speak to someone about maybe helping you get a plan for activities to do during the day to distract yourself from being sleepy