Struggling to get out of bed in the morning could be down to ‘dysania’ - NOT laziness (and it may even be a sign of depression)

As the mornings get darker, motivating yourself to leave the comfort of your bed becomes increasingly difficult.

But rather than just being down to laziness, struggling to leave the comfort of your mattress is a condition that many claim to be affected by.

Known as dysania, the disorder - which is not medically recognised - is defined by having trouble getting up in the morning.

Although many have a strong urge to go back to sleep after waking, dysania sufferers could stay in bed for days on end and develop anxiety at the thought to getting up.

Suspected sufferers should see their GP as soon as possible due to dysania often being a sign of an underlying condition such as depression, chronic fatigue syndrome or the pain disorder fibromyalgia.

Self-proclaimed sufferers of dysania, also known as clinomania, insist the disorder is very real - despite it not being recognised.

While many groan when the alarm goes off, dysania patients experience genuine panic at the thought of getting out of bed.

They also need far more than the recommended seven-to-eight hours of shut eye a night and cannot get up even if they have commitments in the outside world.

Suspected sufferers are advised to think of the words that sum up how they feel about waking.

Agencies

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