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Why is it so Difficult to Get Out of Bed in the Morning??

Updated: Dec 5, 2023

Most people do not like getting out of bed in the morning. But individuals with ADHD frequently report having many days where it feels IMPOSSIBLE.


Some of the main characteristics of ADHD that can interfere with our mornings are difficulties with...

  • Motivation

  • Alertness

  • Task initiation

We may fall victim to bedtime procrastination the night before. Due to time-blindness, it is not out of the ordinary for us to unconsciously push our bedtime back by hours.

We may also deal with hyperactive minds at night. We may stress about tomorrow's events or the fact that we aren't asleep yet.

Waking up is difficult when we are exhausted the day before. ADHDers frequently overexert themselves and don't always realize how exhausted they actually are.

Below I have shared with you some advice to help you get out of bed in the morning:


Having an evening ritual catered to unwinding the mind can make a huge difference in how we feel in the morning!


    • 2 alarms, 90 minutes (or less) apart to ease into the morning

    • Set alarm clock far away from bed

  • 1. 2. 3. NOW!

Although it may not work for everyone, one of my tricks when I feel that morning sluggishness... I say "1. 2. 3. NOW" and shoot myself out of bed before my brain has the chance to protest.

Try some of these and let us know how they worked for you!

For more tips on getting out of bed email us at You got this!

-Coach Brooke

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