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What causes tiredness after waking up in the morning?

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when I wake up in the morning I feel tired. What causes this? the dr. says I should wake for and hour a day , but I feel so tired to get up?
Posted Wed, 27 Aug 2014 in Women's Health
Answered by Dr. Shailja Puri 51 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Inadequate sleep, sleep disturbance suspected.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for posting your query on HealthcareMagic.

Feeling tired in the morning generally occurs due to inadequate sleep or disturbed sleep.
A sound sleep of 6-8 hours is adequate for an adult.
If sleep is disturbed due to any reason, there will be next day tiredness.
Thus, observe the total number of hours of sleep during night and whether there is any kind of disturbance during night.

Keeping your symptoms in view, hypothyroidism is a possibility that comes to my mind.
A possibility of hypothyroidism causes symptoms of tiredness.
To rule out hypothyroidism, thyroid function tests along with other basic tests should be done.

Consult your primary healthcare provider for further investigations.

If you have more queries, I will be glad to answer.
Dr Shailja P Wahal

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Follow-up: What causes tiredness after waking up in the morning? 3 hours later
So what about the pills I'm taking, don't they give off side effects such as drowsiness?
Answered by Dr. Shailja Puri 22 hours later
Brief Answer:
Pills not likely to cause drowsiness.

Detailed Answer:
Hello and welcome again,
The pills that you are taking do not cause drowsiness in most of individuals.

Dr Shailja P Wahal
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