Why You Feel So Tired Even After 8 Hours Of Sleep

Why You Feel So Tired Even After 8 Hours Of Sleep

You’re here because you want to know why you feel so tired even after getting a good night of sleep.

There are a lot of reasons you might be tired even after getting a good night’s sleep. Some of them are mental, some of them are physical, and some of them are environmental.

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Why You’re So Tired After A Good Night’s Sleep

If you feel tired even after getting a full night’s sleep, it means that something else is affecting your energy levels. One of the most common reasons you’re still tired is that you didn’t actually get a full night’s sleep – that your sleep was disrupted in some way. Another reason you could be tired is that an underlying medical condition like anemia, hypothyroidism, or heart disease is sapping your energy. A third reason is that a mental condition is making you feel tired, like depression or stress.

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Why You Might Be Getting Poor Sleep

If you’re waking up after a “full” 8 hours of sleep and still feeling tired, it could be because the sleep you’re getting isn’t as good as you think it is.

There are many conditions and variables that can affect the quality of your sleep. For instance, if you snore, you could have sleep apnea – which can cause you to wake up dozens of times per night without remembering it. Talk to your doctor if you suspect that’s the case.

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If you know you don’t have sleep apnea, there could be other variables affecting your sleep. Drinking too much caffeine or alcohol can negatively impact the quality of sleep you get, making you feel tired even though you got a lot of sleep.

Finally, sleep debt is cumulative. If you haven’t been getting good sleep for a while, and you get one night of good sleep, it’s not enough to wipe out all the nights of bad sleep. Get on a good sleep schedule for at least a week, where you’re waking up and going to sleep at the same time each day, and see how you feel afterwards.

Medical Conditions That Can Make You Feel Tired

Another thing that might affect your energy levels even if you’re getting enough sleep is an underlying medical condition. There are several that might go undiagnosed, sapping your energy and making you feel exhausted even after waking up.

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Some of the most common medical conditions that cause fatigue include heart disease, anemia, and hypothyroidism. If you suspect you have any of those conditions, talk to your doctor right away to find out more.

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Other Factors That Make You Feel Tired

There are other things in your lifestyle and your mental condition that can make you feel tired even after just waking up from sleep.

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Both depression and chronic stress are conditions that cause fatigue and feeling exhausted – even after not exerting yourself.

Depression can cause fatigue all day long, and can make you feel like the things you have to get done are just too difficult or impossible to accomplish with your energy levels.

Chronic stress can not only make you feel fatigued and overwhelmed, it can also ruin the quality of sleep that you do get, making you feel even more tired in the morning.

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If you suspect that you might be suffering from either of those conditions, definitely talk to a doctor to find out more.

30 comments… add one
  • erika May 16, 2018, 6:09 pm

    this definitely happens to me esp that i don’t usually get a lot of sleep. when i oversleep during the weekends, i feel more tired than when i don’t. i thought that was just me being weird. haha

  • miranda May 17, 2018, 8:14 pm

    depression can affect everything,,the way you feel, act and think. even a good 8 hours of sleep will not make you feel good if you are depressed.

  • sabine May 18, 2018, 7:40 pm

    this is a good read for me. i sometimes feel this too. when you’re supposed to feel great and yet you feel more tired after 8 hours of sleep.

  • pam May 21, 2018, 8:31 pm

    you can increase the quality of your sleep with healthy choices. include healthy foods in your diet, exercise regularly and have a positive mindset.

  • elle May 22, 2018, 4:20 pm

    never drink coffee before going to bed. you may fall asleep after sometime, but it won’t be a good, sound one. you’ll definitely end up feeling tired the next morning.

  • lillian May 24, 2018, 2:28 am

    sometimes, i am too tried to get up so i just lay in bed for hours even after 8-10 hours of sleep. I’ve been depressed lately and i am not sure if i have depression. i better see my doctor.

  • kamil May 24, 2018, 11:04 pm

    i actually agree with this. at first i thought it’s a bit crazy but well it makes sense, i should say.

  • matilda May 25, 2018, 6:49 pm

    i was diagnosed with a mild case of sleep apnea and was advised to avoid alcohol before bedtime and lose weight. well, treatment works because i sleep better now without the feeling of exhaustion after waking up.

  • merly May 29, 2018, 8:43 pm

    this is a great article. i needed to read this and i’m glad i did. i learned a lot from it, now i know why i feel sloppy and tired even after many hours of sleep.

  • daniella May 30, 2018, 6:09 pm

    i still somehow feel tired even if i get a good 7-8 hours of sleep and exercise at least three times a week. my mom told me it might be because of stress and i think she was right.

  • vera May 31, 2018, 7:25 pm

    be mindful of what you eat. a healthy diet will keep us away from sickness. get rid of bad habits too like smoking and drinking too much alcohol.

  • katelyn June 4, 2018, 10:28 pm

    i regularly get 8 hrs of sleep but i still feel tired after waking up. i find it very weird. i will schedule an appointment with my doctor so my condition can be properly diagnosed.

  • orabelle June 6, 2018, 8:31 pm

    waking up tired after 8 hours of sleep is kinda weird. i haven’t experienced it and i don’t want to experience it.

  • felipa June 7, 2018, 7:56 pm

    yes i clicked on this article so i could determine why i still feel tired even after a long sleep and i got the answers i needed. Definitely a good read!

  • gracie June 8, 2018, 8:57 pm

    i always make sure to get 8 hours of sleep but i find it weird that i still feel tired. my husband said i snore and it keeps him awake. maybe i have sleep apnea… hmmm, will check with my doctor tomorrow.

  • lona June 11, 2018, 9:16 pm

    i thought sleeping is the logical solution for being tired but i always end up feeling exhausted after waking up. good to know about these conditions that can be the cause of my problem.

  • polly June 12, 2018, 9:57 pm

    i know that getting a good sleep in the right amount can make a big difference in how i feel. but can i be tired from too much sleep? just wondering.

  • dayanara June 14, 2018, 3:24 am

    8-9 hours of sleep a night and i still feel tired the next day.. ohh what a struggle. i cannot properly function mentally and physically every time!

  • mona June 15, 2018, 5:59 am

    Gosh! good thing i always feel well rested especially after 8 hrs of sleep. I have friends who suffer from this. I will tell them what i’ve learned from this post to be able to help them.

  • scarlet June 16, 2018, 5:24 am

    instead of seeking out medications because of feeling tired at all times, it is good to try to address your nutrition and sleep habits first. just saying.

  • alex June 19, 2018, 8:46 am

    depression and chronic stress—these are two conditions that i don’t want to have.

  • tessa June 20, 2018, 2:46 am

    i had experienced this problem before and what i did to correct the problem is enforce a caffeine curfew. i no longer drink coffee late.

  • felicity June 21, 2018, 4:03 am

    wow,,this made me realize that i need to up my H2O. i think i am dehydrated reason why i always feel flat out.

  • genevieve June 22, 2018, 3:49 am

    i don’t suffer from sleep apnea but i still find myself tired just a few hours after i get up. what could be the factors that make me feel tired?

  • avalon June 22, 2018, 6:45 pm

    it is time for me to look at the quality of my sleep because i always wake up tired. should plan my sleep cycle.

  • kate June 27, 2018, 3:43 am

    this is a nice article! but just to be sure that nothing else is going wrong, going to the doctor is necessary.

  • kelsey July 3, 2018, 5:46 am

    glad i read this blog! lately, i feel extremely sleepy each morning despite having 7-8 hours of sleep. i really want to change this and the information i learned today can help.

  • hope July 4, 2018, 2:17 am

    i should try looking at the quality of my diet and include fruits and vegetables to boost my energy levels.

  • thalia July 4, 2018, 10:48 pm

    i am wondering why i still feel tired even after getting long sleep. i should feel rejuvenated and refreshed but instead, i feel even more tired. now i understand why… no more guessing.

  • trinity July 6, 2018, 4:43 am

    i often experience daytime drowsiness. thanks to this wonderful article i have a better understanding what i can do to start feeling bright-eyed and bushy-tailed every day.

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