What are the reasons why you might be waking up tired?

It is not uncommon to see people feeling extensively fatigued, even after subjecting their bodies and minds to sleep. And this condition is increasingly being observed among the urban class. They are the ones who work long shifts and also among high-school and college attending students.


  1. Restless leg syndrome
  • In RLS, a person experiences pain or twitching in the legs and an uncontrollable need to move them.
  • Many scientists believe that sleepless deprivation can trigger RLS which further causes disturbances in sleep , making this entire situation a vicious sleepless cycle.
  1. GERD
  • GERD stands for Gastro-Esophageal Reflux Disease or in simple terms, acid reflux.
  • Nearly 25% of individuals who experience interrupted sleep suffer from nocturnal heartburn.
  • This occurs when the digestive acids from the stomach get pushed into the esophagus.
  1. Nocturia
  • Nearly 1/3rd of the population aged between 55 and 84 suffer from this condition of excessive night-time urination called as Nocturia.
  • Normally, our bladder capacity increases during the sleeping hours so that we don’t have to put our sleep on hold to go visit the loo.
  • But due to many reasons, such as pregnancy, diabetes, or excessive consumption of fluids around bedtime can cause you to wake up with a full bladder mid-sleep.
  1. Thyroid disorders
  • Decreased adrenal production in case of hypothyroidism is also a major factor making you feel weary after waking up.
  • On the other hand, hyperthyroidism keeps one over-stimulated throughout the day.
  1. Teeth grinding
  • During teeth-grinding episodes, one experiences increased muscular activity along the jawline which results in gnashing of the teeth.
  • Experts link teeth-grinding to several other conditions such as misaligned teeth, stress, anxiety, and even sleep apnea.
  • This is an involuntary movement which occurs mostly during sleep and puts a lot of strain on your jaw muscles.
  1. Stress and anxiety
  • It is one of the leading reasons behind your sleepless nights.
  • More than 80% of the entire adult population reports on facing sleep-related issue due to stress.
  • As high as 60% people wake up feeling unenergetic and exhausted.
  1. Electronic stimulations
  • Sleeping with laptops, tabs, and a phone is a common sight.
  • We are continuously “wired-in” to the internet.
  • Remaining plugged in- be it to send important work emails or just to binge on Netflix shows- is an inevitable part of our lives.
  • The problem is that such electronic stimulations delay melatonin secretion.
  • They keep us alert and awake at a time when we should be ideally trying to sleep.