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Why it feel like "Heaven" in your bed in the morning, while you are uncomfortable at night ?

Many people face various problems that make them unable to sleep and feel that their beds are uncomfortable, but in the morning it may seem like a “paradise” from which they do not want to leave.

This strange paradox is experienced by many, and it seems especially frustrating when the alarm goes off every day.

According to Becky Spelman, psychologist and founder of the Private Therapy Clinic, the most common factor preventing nighttime relaxation is “an active mind or high levels of stress.” In addition, certain medical conditions or sleep disorders, such as insomnia, can make falling asleep "It is difficult for some individuals."

She explained that the changes you experience during the hours you sleep are the reason why your bed feels so different.

Becky adds: “Our bodies have a natural sleep-wake cycle called the circadian rhythm. As the end of the sleep cycle approaches, our body temperature rises, and the release of hormones such as cortisol and serotonin helps us feel more alert. As a result, we may feel more rested in the morning due to these "Physiological" changes.”

But the hormone melatonin, which is responsible for controlling the sleep-wake cycle, may be the reason behind your inability to get out of bed even though you wake up from sleep.

Becky explains that during sleep the human body secretes a lot of melatonin, but as soon as we wake up this production stops. It may take some time for the rest of the hormone to dissipate, so its effects still circulating in your body may be the reason why you don't feel like getting out of bed.

If you're finding it difficult to wind down at night, it may be helpful to take a look at a sleep routine referred to as "sleep hygiene."

“Providing a comfortable sleeping environment is crucial,” says Becky. “Make sure your bedroom is dark, quiet, and at a comfortable temperature. Invest in high-quality mattresses, pillows, and bedding that suit your preferences, too.”

She also recommends reducing exposure to screens and stimulation as bedtime approaches, and instead choosing soothing activities such as “reading,” taking a warm bath, or practicing relaxation techniques.

And when it comes to how to wake up easier in the morning, consistency is key. "It's helpful to have a regular sleep schedule," Becky explains. "Try to go to bed and wake up at the same time every day, even on weekends, and avoid napping after turning off the alarm, as it can disrupt your sleep cycle and leave you feeling groggy."

"Exposing yourself to natural light after waking up can help regulate your circadian rhythm and promote alertness. Additionally, engaging in some light physical activity or stretching can help energize your body," Becky adds.

If your sleep problems persist or you regularly feel tired after sleeping, it is best to visit your GP. You may have a condition such as sleep apnea, in which case no amount of “sleep hygiene” will be able to get to the root of the problem and medical advice is what is needed.

Source: Metro - Publication date: 09/18/2023 |


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