- Publish Date
- Saturday, 3 November 2018, 11:16AM
Are you someone who hits the snooze button a million times before finally dragging yourself out of bed in the morning?
Well, we have some news for you ...
You're not just "lazy", you could actually be suffering from a legit medical condition.
The condition is called dysania, a.k.a. clinomania, and it’s a psychological condition describing a chronic inability to get up out of bed in the morning.
"Dysania is a rarely used term for 'I-don’t-get-out-of-bed-in-the-morning'," Dr Mark Salter, from the Royal College of Psychiatrists, told the BBC. "It is a behaviour sometimes seen in those suffering from a major depressive disorder."
The condition isn't just about feeling sleepier than usual.
For sufferers, they often experience anxiety at the thought of getting up. Their need for being in bed is overwhelming and sometimes they’ll stay in bed for days at a time.
They can also feel a "craving" to return to bed once they have left it.
According to Dr Salter, the condition is usually a symptom of an underlying disorder such as depression or chronic fatigue syndrome.
Ignoring your initial alarm settings and waking up from your heavenly slumber on your own terms means you’re more likely to follow your ambitions and find solutions to problems yourself.
So, how do you know if you have dysania?
When you get up in the morning, if words like "tiresome" or "frustrating" come to mind, then you probably do not have it and you're just the worst morning person in existence.
But if words like "stress", "overwhelming" and "anxiety" are what you think of, you should call your GP.
You might feel like you're being lazy, but unless you get it checked out, you'll never know for sure.