Ever felt sleepy after waking in the morning? Does a full night sleep not invigorate you? Morning fatigue, as it is known, may be a symptom of several medical conditions. Sleep is a period of rest where the body can recover from the daily stresses and strains it endures. It is a way of “switching off” and allowing your “batteries to recharge” so to speak. In an ideal world you should wake up full of energy after a good night’s sleep. But this is not always the case.
We all need a few minutes to “get started” in the morning. For some people it may be just a few minutes while others may need a good half an hour or so until they are active. This is not morning fatigue. The body has just come out of a short state of hibernation of sorts and naturally would need a period of time to reach its peak performances. Furthermore many of us are not enthusiastic to head off to work in the morning, so part of the slowness and tiredness may just be psychological in nature.