Getting out of bed in the morning can be a struggle, not just because you still feel like sleeping. You may be experiencing some symptoms of another health condition, and it’s important to figure out the source of your exhaustion so you can treat it. 

For many of us, it’s hard enough getting out of bed on a queen mattress in the morning. But, if we’re lucky, it’s usually because we get to enjoy a warm cup of coffee—or two—before we step foot into the office. However, if waking up is as unpleasant as getting out of bed, your morning routine may be the reason. Here are 5 reasons why waking up tired could be the culprit. Here are five common reasons why you wake up tired.

  1. The wrong pillow

Sleep researchers recommend a pillow at least one inch higher than the flat part of the head. The explanation is that sleeping flat places pressure on the neck, aggravated when you rise.

  1. Not enough sleep

We have all heard that you should aim for 7-8 hours of sleep a night, but guess what? The recommended amount of sleep is 40 to 60 minutes longer than that. So, if you’re getting 6 hours of sleep, you may want to aim for 7.

  1. Poor Diet

Skipping meals, not eating enough healthy foods, and eating the wrong foods at the wrong times can lead to weight gain and exhaustion.

  1. Too Much Alcohol

Alcohol consumption is one thing that affects your sleep. It affects your sleep quality, and it can potentially trigger a sleep disorder called sleep apnea, which can lead to chronic sleepiness.

  1. Too Much Stress

Stress has a direct impact on your sleep. In extreme cases, stress can lead to insomnia, which can, in turn, lead to fatigue and weight gain.

The Australian Government reports that more than 60% of Australians experience some degree of poor sleep quality. For many, poor sleep quality is a chronic problem leading to daily fatigue and often has significant health consequences.

No matter how early you go to bed, waking up tired is a common problem for many Australians. Sleep deprivation can lead to many problems like depression, lack of concentration, lack of energy, and irritability. It can even lead to more serious health conditions like diabetes, heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, obesity, and osteoporosis.

Sleep deprivation is a nationwide epidemic, with 40 percent of Australians not getting enough sleep each night. That’s a lot of people getting tired, but it’s not just you. Everyone knows someone who wakes up tired.