Can't Wake Up in the Morning

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Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

GP / Family doctor

Yoshinori Abe

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Internal medicine

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Content updated on Sep 6, 2022

About the symptom

Having trouble waking up in the mornings is a common symptom. It may take the form of oversleeping or simply continued sleepiness making it hard to wake up.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Disorder of consciousness

  • Suicidal thought

  • Fainting with loss of consciousness

  • Difficulty breathing / breathlessness

  • Recent weight loss

  • Decrease in sleeping desire

Possible causes

  • Hyperactivity disorder

    Hyperactivity disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is chronic condition characterized by attention difficulty, hyperactivity and impulsiveness. It often begins in childhood and can cause a child to have trouble in school, at home, or with friends. Causes may include genetics, head injury, exposure to environmental risks (e.g., lead) during pregnancy or at a young age, alcohol and tobacco use during pregnancy, premature delivery, low birth weight. It's is more common in male cildren.

  • Adjustment disorder

    A psychological disorder, often with low mood and anxiety. It is triggered by a sudden change in life circumstances, e.g. divorce or losing a job.

  • Orthostatic dysregulation

    This condition occurs when nerves that control blood pressure are damaged. There are many causes including drug-induced (such as antidepressants and blood pressure medications) and degeneration of the nervous system.

  • Depression
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Depressive

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Do you have trouble waking up on time every morning?

  • Do you have difficulty sleeping (Insomnia)?

  • Do you have less or no appetite, therefore eat less food?

  • Do you feel tired almost every day and unmotivated to do anything?

  • Have you been feeling depressed recently?

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Medically Reviewed By:

Unnati Patel

Unnati Patel, MD, MSc

GP / Family doctor

Yoshinori Abe

Yoshinori Abe, MD

Internal medicine

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