Struggling To Get Out Of Bed In The Morning Is An Actual Condition

Most people will admit that they struggle to get out of bed in the morning, however, there a small chance you could actually have a condition called dysania.

As the mornings get darker and colder, it does get a lot harder to tear yourself away from your lovely warm bed.

While you might have just blamed laziness for you problems, some people who struggle have been diagnosed with psychological condition dysania, also known as clinomania.

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Dysania is a term to describe a chronic inability to get up and out of bed in the morning and also leaves those who have it 'craving' their bed and wanting to get back to it.

According to Psych2Go, it can be related to mental health issues, and those who report to have it often have depression and anxiety disorders. It can also affect people with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Although the condition isn't officially recognised at the moment, those who suffer with it say it is a very real thing.

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According to Rise and Shine, there is an easy way to tell if you're living with the condition or whether you're just not a morning person.

If you think of words like 'frustrating' or 'tiresome' when you think of getting up in the morning then you're probably just lazy, like most of us.

However, if you think of 'anxiety', 'stress', or 'overwhelming' then it could be worth going to see your GP, who can investigate it further.

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People with dysania will find that the condition often affects day to day life in a way that regular tiredness and reluctance to get out of bed would not.

Dysaniacs will have an overwhelming need to be in bed regardless of their responsibilities or what they have planned for the day, which means they can often stay in bed for days at a time.

If you are finding yourself struggling to get out of bed for any reason there are a couple of things you can try.

It might be obvious, but getting an early night when you've got to be up early the next day can help.

You could also invest in an alarm that wakes you up gradually using light to ease you into the day.

The NHS also has plenty of advice on how to get a good nights sleep, such as regular sleeping hours, taking part in regular exercise and cutting down on caffeine.

If you are suffering from a genuine inability to get yourself out of bed in the morning and if it's causing you a lot of undue stress and anxiety, please visit your doctor for help.

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Bethany Gleave

Bethany Gleave is a Freelance Journalist at PRETTY52 and joined the team in 2018. She is a Multimedia Journalism graduate from the University of Salford, and started her career at a national press agency, writing breaking and trending news for the national newspapers.

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