Feeling too tired to wake up in the morning? You might have dysania

If you experience chronic fatigue in the morning when you wake up, you might be suffering from dysania. Here's what you need to know.
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Arushi Bidhuri Updated: 23 Oct 2023, 11:39 am IST
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Do you find it difficult to wake up at the crack of the dawn? Don’t worry, you are not the only one. While some people are early risers, others find it more comfortable to snuggle in their comfortable blankets in the morning. In most cases, it is laziness that doesn’t let us get off the bed. However, it is not always true for everyone. Some might be suffering from a serious mental health condition called dysania.

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What causes dysania
Feeling too tired to wake up in the morning? You might have dysania. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

What is dysania?

Raise your hand if you struggle to haul yourself out of bed in the morning. Well, it is something like that but more serious. It is when you have a chronic feeling of not getting up from the bed. Medically, dysania is explained as a long-term feeling that makes you incapable of getting out of bed. And when you do manage to get up, all you feel like doing is going back to sleep. It feels very similar to sleep inertia and fatigue.

In simple words, dysania is the persistent inability to get out of bed in the morning. Although it’s not a medical diagnosis, it might be a significant red flag that you might have a different health issue that’s making you feel extremely tired.

Dysania as a sign of other health problems

Dysania could be a symptom of an underlying disease, including:

Heart disease

A study published in the JAMA Internal Medicine, several heart diseases can lead to fatigue and make it difficult for you to get up in the morning. You are more likely to develop heart or lung disease if you smoke, are overweight, have diabetes, high blood pressure, or high cholesterol.

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Extreme weariness that lasts for at least six months and cannot be fully explained by an underlying medical illness is a complex feature of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). With physical or mental effort, the tiredness intensifies rather than getting better with rest.

Sleep disorders

There are about 80 different types of sleep disorders, according to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health. It further states that any of these sleep disorders can trigger dysania and make it difficult for you wake up in the morning and feel energised.


Dysania and depression are related. This is because depression can make it difficult for you to sleep, and a lack of sleep can make depression symptoms worse. Depression can occasionally result from weariness brought on by another medical disease.

what causes dysania
Feeling too tired to wake up in the morning? You might have dysania. Image Courtesy: Shutterstock

Thyroid disorders

You may have chronic fatigue if you have a thyroid disorder such as hypothyroidism or Hashimoto’s disease (often referred to as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis). If the thyroid condition is not treated, the feeling of fatigue may last for months or even years.

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Talk to your doctor

If any of the above points make you feel that you have experiencing this symptom, then you should consult your doctor for proper diagnosis.


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