Happy 7 January, everyone. The mornings are dark, the rain is falling, but you've got to haul your sorry arse out of bed and go back to work after a few weeks off.
Ever think that you might be suffering from a bad case of dysania? You may well be.
It's nothing to be too worried about, though. Dysania is simply a word that describes being in a state where it is difficult to get out of bed in the morning.
We can all relate. Getting out of bed for work is a struggle that most of us find all too real. That is, unless you're one of those horrific people who bounces out of bed ready for the day and happy as anything in the morning.
Just know that all of us are secretly jealous, but also very angry with you.
Before you try it, dysania is not a medically recognised illness. You can't call up your job saying that you can't come in because of a nasty bout of dysania. They'll probably look it up and then you'll not have to worry about getting up for work anymore.
There is a serious side to all of this, however. Dysania, and another state called clinomania, which is essentially difficulty getting out of bed, are often symptoms of depression or other mental illnesses.
That means that even though you can't be medically diagnosed with dysania, it may be an underlying condition of something like depression or chronic fatigue syndrome.
Provided that you're not suffering with anything else, there are ways you can attempt to lessen your dysania.
The first - and most blatantly obvious one - is to sleep better at night. That means you have to limit your screen time in the evenings, steer clear of caffeine products after a certain time, and try to not stress yourself out.
Simple, right? If only it were.
It's bleak out there, but we've gotta get on with it. Credit: PA
Most adults need between six and nine hours of sleep each night. If you get the right amount, you'll find yourself feeling more energised to get out of bed in the morning.
One bright note is that sex is good for sleep. Why not have a crack at that to help you drift off?
See? It's not all bad news.
Obviously, these solutions aren't for everyone and if you're struggling more than usual, contact your GP.
However, if it's just because you're warm in bed and work is hard, get your lazy arse up and get in the shower.
Lord knows, that train isn't going to wait for you... Credit: PA
We're all in this together, remember?
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