It can be discouraging when you wake up feeling sluggish and grumpy and struggle to find the motivation to get going. While occasionally waking up a little disoriented and fatigued is common, if it happens day after day, there may be something else going on.
Here are a few common reasons why you are waking up tired and what you can do to stop it.
A low-quality mattress can create aches and pains in the morning, can increase allergies, and cause you to feel every movement from your sleep partner, interrupting your own sleep.
Many individuals do not invest in a product that will help them get the quality of sleep they need. In fact, 75% of Americans think that their bed could be more comfortable and four in 10 Americans report leaving their bed to move to a more comfortable piece of furniture in the middle of the night. While a new mattress is critical, products such as our Cool-Jams cooling mattress pads will not only help you get comfortable but will keep you cool as well.
You may not realize it, but your bad habits are contributing to that tired feeling each morning. Hitting the snooze button over and over again can make you feel exhausted, rather than help you feel refreshed. By hitting snooze, you disrupt your REM sleep, making it even harder to wake up, resulting in that groggy feeling.
If you are guilty of hitting the snooze button, wait to set your alarm until the moment you have to get up or learn how to disable this feature on your alarm clock.
What you eat before you head to bed will have a direct correlation on your quality of sleep. For example, if you consume caffeine too close to bed, it can be difficult to fall asleep and to stay asleep. If you consume beverages with high levels of caffeine such as coffee or soda, you’ll interrupt your sleep throughout the night due to the increased number of bathroom breaks.
Be mindful of the food you eat before bed and try to avoid eating three hours before you climb into your bed.
Do you often wake up hot and sweaty in the middle of the night? You may be suffering from night sweats. This is when you continually experience extreme perspiration throughout the night. This condition will cause your sleepwear and your bedding to become wet and uncomfortable. While you can adjust the temperature in your bedroom to create a cooler environment, choosing temperature regulating pajamas and bedding should be at the top of your list.