Birds chirping and the warm rays of the sun gently caressing the cheeks. That’s what many people look forward to every morning but, for some, the signs of a new day can be the beginning of a nightmare. For dysania sufferers, getting out of bed is something they don’t look forward to.
What Is Dysania?
Dysania is a condition that manifests by causing a person to struggle to get out of bed—even after the alarm on their bed table has gone off.
In extreme cases, a person may spend the whole day in bed or even become completely immobilized. This is where an accessory like the atHand® Overbed Table System comes in handy, as it’s functional and easy to use (we believe it puts the fun in functional).
While not classified as a medical condition, dysania is a condition that affects a lot of people. Left unattended to, dysania can lead to a decreased quality of life, as your entire life will be affected, from your health to your work and social life.
Common Symptoms of Dysania
Because dysania results in a person sleeping for longer than usual, it could lead to other physical and mental health issues springing up. That’s why it’s important to notice and treat it as early as possible. Here are some tell-tale signs that can help you notice it:
- Anxiety about getting out of bed
- An intense longing for your bed when you’re out of it
- Lethargy, especially in the morning
So, how can you manage your dysania and, thus, take control of your life?
How to Manage Your Dysania Symptoms
To properly manage your dysania, you’ll have to commit to making some changes in your habits. Here are a few things you can start with:
1. Stick to a Routine
Going to bed and waking up at the same time every day is a great way to combat the symptoms of dysania. Once your body clock gets used to a certain sleep cycle, it becomes easier to wake up at your preferred time every morning.
2. Limit Naps
While napping is generally a recommended practice, for dysania sufferers it is not recommended. This is because it could reduce the quality of your sleep at night. As a result, waking up in the morning will become difficult.
3. Exercise Regularly
Exercise is great, not just for maintaining a healthy body, but it also helps improve your sleep. Exercise is also a good way to get rid of stress, a common contributor to dysania.
4. Stay Hydrated
Water plays an important role in ensuring the body functions normally. From digestion to brain function, a lack of water can throw your body out of sync. By ensuring that your body is well-hydrated, you improve the chances of your body feeling good. This, ultimately, helps you combat the symptoms of dysania.
5. Avoid Caffeine, Alcohol, and Nicotine
Avoid consuming any stimulants before going to bed. These include, among others, alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine. Consuming these will disrupt your sleep and exacerbate the symptoms of dysania.
6. Make Your Room Sleep-Friendly
Making your room sleep-friendly is another great way to combat the symptoms of dysania. Eliminate light and noise sources that can make it difficult for you to sleep by using shades and earplugs. Besides making your room sleep-friendly, you can also make it “wake-up friendly.”
Make it easier to wake up by including elements that help you take those essential first steps out of bed or simply enjoy a productive day in bed. Examples include furniture like the atHand® Overbed Table System, a bed tray table, or a rollover bed table (bed table on wheels).
7. Avoid Screen Time Before Bed
We live in a digital world that demands a lot of our attention. From work emails to social media, it’s easy to be sucked into a habit of checking your device regularly. Doing so before bed can result in your sleep being disturbed. While many devices do have blue light filters, it’s still not advisable to use your device before going to bed.
Dysania – You Can Definitely Beat It
No matter how long you’ve been battling with dysania, you can definitely beat it—yes, even though at times it may seem to be a hopeless situation. Remember to keep yourself comfortable as you fight it.
Give us a call at (440) 628-9550 if you need some stylish (and cool) bedside accessories to help yourself or a loved one overcome the severe morning blues. Alternatively, simply get in touch via email, and we’ll be more than happy to chat.