Struggle to rise from bed in the mornings

3 years, 10 months ago

Alright so I have an extremely annoying problem with getting up in the morning. It doesn’t correlate with the amount of sleep I get. I simply can’t find the will to get up. Eventually I muster the energy to do it and once I’m up I feel great and the funny thing is I like mornings. Any advice would be appreciated.

Pen

May 24, 2011 at 7:21 am

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Profile photo of Peace And Love Peace And Love (@peaceandlove) 3 years, 10 months ago ago

maybe try getting strait up as soon as you realize your awake, sorta like a reflex. as in don’t give yourself time to think about how awesome being in bed is. this works for me if i need to be out of bed. without a need to be outta bed i usually just lie there for a while and slowly wake up

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Profile photo of Em Em (@emily) 3 years, 10 months ago ago

Hi Feen, a friend of mine told me they do this when they have to if they know they’re not getting enough sleep… Have a couple caffine pills by your alarms clock & a big glass of water. When it goes off…take the caffeine, and slam the glass of water. Then go back to sleep (snooze for however long you need to). Then next time it goes off… chances are you’ll be a little more awake bc of the caffeine,..and you’ll have to take a piss too. Good luck :)

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 3 years, 10 months ago ago

I also had the same problem. But…

Couple of week ago, i started a new food balance scheme.
During day i started using various fruits. Every hour or two I eat kiwi, orange or banana. My energy level is extremely boosted, i started to wake up in a blink of an eye. I wake up every day so fresh and ready to do anything.
So make sure you eat healthy food, enough fruits and you’ll be good in a few days.

Generally, I’m against pills so i try to avoid them if I can. Just good old-fashioned fruits. :)

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Profile photo of daveb daveb (@daveb) 3 years, 10 months ago ago

I am curious about the statement that you don’t have the will to get up . . . are you fearing events that might happen or are you looking forward to the day but simply have no energy whatsoever? are you waking to an alarm or are you able to sleep until you wake naturally?

you sound like you’re excited for the day and happy once you’re up, so I would wonder if diet in the hours prior to sleeping could be the problem. If you’re eating too close to bedtime, nighttime digestion can screw with your sleeping. same with caffeine in the evenings, my wife figured out that drinking coffee late in the afternoon would screw with her nighttime sleep cycle even though she’d have coffee around 4 and then go to bed at 10 or 11. cutting out that afternoon cup really helped her with morning energy.

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Profile photo of Andy Andy (@andy) 3 years, 10 months ago ago

i have the same problem. I have such problems getting out of bed and getting going, but once i’m up i’m like “why didn’t I wake up sooner!”

thanks for the advice. I just bought a bunch of fruit today so hopefully that will help. and no more afternoon coffee!

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Profile photo of Feen Feen (@slumberr) 3 years, 10 months ago ago

Thanks for the advice guys.

@Dave, I look forward to the day but just never have the energy to start it. I eat often before bed, sometimes quite a bit. I didn’t think that would affect my sleep, I’ll have to try to cut that out.
@Davor, I’ll definitely try the fruit thing, sounds promising.

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Profile photo of Alex Alex M (@alexishungry) 3 years, 10 months ago ago

@andy and feen It’s the same thing for me. I just can’t get out of bed, I don’t have the energy. But once I’m up for a few minutes I feel fine.
@Davor I’ll have to try that too maybe that’ll solve my problem.

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 3 years, 10 months ago ago

Well, today we live in a fast world. Eat junk food with no real nutritional value, drink soda, and that is not good for the human body. Since I started living and cooking on my own (I moved from home 7 years ago), I feel better. But when i (finally) realized that human body needs vitamins (DOH!!!), etc., I feel even better.

I’m telling this from my own experience because that helped my with my wakeup problems. Hope that will help you too.

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Profile photo of Moses Moses (@moses) 3 years, 10 months ago ago

Im in the same boat as the rest of you. I always have trouble waking up and getting out of bed. I think diet is a lot of it, mostly that i dont eat enough. I can never eat in the mornings, and the only time i can really eat and eat is late at night.

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Profile photo of Jessica Weary Jessica Weary (@jessie) 3 years, 10 months ago ago

I make sure I have my mp3 player by my bedside before I go to sleep. Then if I have to get up early I can put them in and it forces me to wake up. :)

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Profile photo of alexander alexander (@alexcomplex) 3 years, 10 months ago ago

You can also put your alarm clock on the other side of the room. When it goes off, you just need to get up to turn it off.

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Profile photo of Clinton Van Arnam Clinton Van Arnam (@hiimclinton) 3 years, 10 months ago ago

I completely agree with the food diet aspect of this post. Any time I’ve let myself eat things that aren’t too great for my body I notice myself feeling extremely lethargic, bored, and lazy. I don’t agree with the post from “Em” about the caffeine pills though. Loading your body with one of the most addictive drugs out there to start your day, probably isn’t the best idea.

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Profile photo of Jeremy Jeremy C (@chadvice) 3 years, 10 months ago ago

@feen do you think it is more of a physical weight on you or a mental weight? Is it more difficult to roll out of bed or more difficult to find something that you really want to do as soon as you get up?

The reason I ask is because on days when I have NOTHING to do, I find it a bit harder to get out of bed. But on days when I know I have something to look forward right when I wake up, its a bit easier.

Do you drink much coffee? Smoke a lot? Exercise much?

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Try crack

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Profile photo of mitch mitch (@mitch) 3 years, 10 months ago ago

^^ lol. Perfect solution Tits..

I feel you feen. The last thing I want to do when I’m still in bed and all groggy is get up. The alarm across the room is a good idea- the trick is once you’re out of the bed to turn it off DON’T GO BACK TO BED! Just walk around for a few minutes, get some lemon water, take a leak, stretch out a bit. Those 5 minutes can really be a bitch, but it doesn’t really take longer than that and you’ll be happy you’re up.
Thanks for the suggestions about food and all, that could probably help me too..

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Profile photo of Michael Michael (@bowflexmike) 3 years, 9 months ago ago

@Jeremy – Perfect solution.. I was pondering on the idea that when I had school (on summer break now) I was up in flash no matter WHAT. But as of late, past week or so I’ve been sleeping for the normal 8 hours to awake and still be tired! Catching myself laying or sitting down to read a little then off I go for another 3-5 hours.. I’m gonna follow the vitamin route seems to be the best solution..

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 3 years, 9 months ago ago

From my point of view, its allll habit. If your body and mind are used to getting up every day right when the alarm goes off it will become easy. If you are used to waking up but then not getting out of bed for a bit and falling asleep then that is what you are going to do. You need to just DO IT for a while until it becomes habit and then it won’t be hard. All of the above advice is really good for how to form that habit.

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Profile photo of  Anonymous (@) 3 years, 9 months ago ago

From my point of view, its allll habit. If your body and mind are used to getting up every day right when the alarm goes off it will become easy. If you are used to waking up but then not getting out of bed for a bit and falling asleep then that is what you are going to do. You need to just DO IT for a while until it becomes habit and then it won’t be hard. All of the above advice is really good for how to form that habit.

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Profile photo of Troll Troll (@alien51) 3 years, 9 months ago ago

http://www.vat19.com/dvds/flying-alarm-clock.cfm

Also what Peter Roth said. People nowadays are always trying to find some sorta ‘condition’ for a problem they have. Usually its just a problem they’ve created, a habit.

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Profile photo of Troll Troll (@alien51) 3 years, 9 months ago ago

http://www.vat19.com/dvds/flying-alarm-clock.cfm

Also what Peter Roth said. People nowadays are always trying to find some sorta ‘condition’ for a problem they have. Usually its just a problem they’ve created, a habit.

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