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there has to be a reason for your sadness
I cant think of anything.
I go to sleep feeling happy and I wake up sad.
is it your dreams that make u sad?
maybe you’re bored of your life or something…maybe work, school, something else…
I dont remeber any of the dreams I have.
I am pretty content with the way my life is right now.
Thats why I am so confused.
Maybe you need something, and you haven’t realized it yet…
Do you think I need to go see a therapist?
it should disappear over time…if it gets worse and worse, you should consider it..
idk about wat happens but i will try to say that
maybe when u sleep .. the ideas that u just forget comes to u .. like maybe its somethin from ur past .. that u might ignored or just forgot about
sometimes ur brain shows u stuff .. or reminds u of things that u might have forgotten about .. even if u dont see it … u feel it…
idk maybe its a stuck issue u need to handle
yea i agree with chaos it could be some thing u need to handle do u have anything or anyone that u never had closer with?
i think that you are lack of something in life…and you should try to figure out of what you are lacking of..
I get the same feeling and I wonder why. I mean I will go to sleep feeling ok about something and then I’ll wake up and it will be bugging me again and getting me real down.
Also if I have had a bad dream I feel this way. Sometimes you may have a bad dream but forget about it but maybe your subconcious still remembers it.
Gradually during the day it goes away though.
I know how your feeling and i hate it. I sure hope it goes away though.
I guess if you struggle to recall your dreams, or are unsure what, if anything in your present or past life maybe to blame for any upset… The next step would be to examine, what “feeling sad” means… There’s different aspects to being sad… To yourself, best done in writing, try and describe in as many words needed, what is the sad feeling, Ie Do you feel empty etc?? This will help identify, what the trigger maybe, Ie… is it something thats hurt you, Is this sadness, not for myself but for someone else? When I wake, is there something missing, that perhaps was once there? (grief)…
Its often the case, when phychotherapists, support patients to work through “issues” that such things have no very little memory. Its not that its forgotten or erased, but is usually convieniently buried and by you examining the emotions, breaking it down, to its aspects, you may find that the source of its upset becomes apparent and then you are half way to waking up with a smile…. Good luck ;)
Someone I know wakes up constantly feeling like it’s all going to go wrong - they have a pressured but well paid job, with nothing they know of that could go wrong and have a lovely wife & children, in fact the perfect marriage - he is starting to drink more and I have recommended he get some therapy as it may be something in his past that he is supressing - can anyone else give some more advice?
I feel the same way. In fact, I just took a nap and woke up really sad, so I googled “waking up from naps sad” and landed on this site. I’ve completed a season of counseling and have worked through several difficult issues, but this phenomenon hasn’t changed a bit. Sometimes I will dream about a person that I’ve lost, but most of the time, I don’t even know why I’m sad. It’s more than sad though…it’s hopeless. I wake up questioning why we go through the same routines everyday. Once I get up and move around a little bit or find an activity, the sadness subsides. But whenever I’m exhausted in the afternoons (which happens often, as I’m a teacher), I hesitate to take a nap because I know that without fail I’ll wake up feeling “sad.”
it’s just a serotonin deficiency. If it really bothers you there’s plenty of medication available for this chemical imbalance as well as a proper diet and exercise plan.
I feel the same way. The posters replies above on “issues that may need handling” or closeness. Wow! that struck a chord. However, with me - I am thinking it may be hormonal. I get up and exercise until my serotonin levels are up. I don’t know - but I am thinking you are normal. - sigh - Keep on searching. You’ll be fine.
i dont know i have the same issue. It sucks i began to question myself, doubt myself and even hate myself. I feel extremely sad and LOST and I feel like my world does not make any sense. Ironically, all day I will be fine and full of life. But the minute i take a nap and wake up, all these crazy emotions begin to over take me. Especially if it is stormy or rainy… What is happening?
I have the same problem. It doesn’t really feel like depression because I’m not sad, I just feel really bad, like there’s something chemical or hormonal going on. I can feel it in my chest.
I relate with all of you on this board. There are many triggers in our subconscious that we are unaware of. Nap time or overnight sleep allows our brain to process daily situations, good and not too good. One way that has helped me reduce this sadness is through positive affirmations before bed, thinking of happy moments. Exercise and meditation has helped me tremendously. If you drink coffee, I suggest reducing intake along with sodas. Usually this practice has helped me with my naps; I am currently out of balance and back into the foggy funk, awkward unexplainable sadness.
I have that where I will go to sleep feeling good and wake up in the morning with a sence of loss. Like I lost something dear ro me. I cant shack it unless I think of something exciting that I will be doing that day or if I just get up.
If anyone can relate or have any idvice for me I would appreiciate it too.
This same thing happens to me, and I have no idea why. I feel like an infant who wakes up being irrationally sad and crying. I just try not to take naps anymore because it is so disconcerting.
WOW the same thing has been happening to me!
I don’t get it.
In fact I just woke up from a nap and felt compelled to look this up.
It’s such a hopeless, disconnected from life type of feeling.
I’m surprised I’m not the only one experiencing it.
I feel the same way too. When I wake up from sleep, I feel sad or depressed. It never happens when I have sleep, only after naps. I think there is something going on like neurotransmitters for sadness is being released during nap ???
i just woke up feeling the same as i have loads of times over the last few weeks, like there is something that i have to do, but something that ive lost, and my chest feels heavy. i then get up and by the end of the day im happy and life is good again.
it makes me feel a little better to know that others suffer this too, but still i never used to be like this.
I believe that my case is due to being on holiday, my new job doesnt start for another month or so, and this is the most downtime ive had in years and before i always been super super busy and active with so many things happening,and now all the things i have to do are intrinsically motivated…sort out my paperwork, clean the house, study for a correspondence course i’m doing.
im planning on making a do-able list of achievements for the next day and sticking to them. hopefully this will provide the direction i need to not wake up feeling like getting out of bed is a waste of time.
The same thing happens to me. Over the years I’ve realized that I do suffer from bouts of depression, which is treatable (easily). Although, every morning, or after an afternoon nap. I wake up anxiety ridden and depressed. It’s terrible! After I’m up for a few minutes and doing something, it fades and I go back to be my regular sometimes jolly self. Yet the question still remains…Why??
I guess I’m not alone in this which somehow does make a person feel a bit better. I too suffer from depression sometimes more severe than others and I am in menopause right now so I’m hoping that is why it could have gotten worse lately. I tried a new antidepressant, Wellbutrin to help quit smoking, recently which made me feel worse but Zoloft works for me. So if this gets unbearable for anyone if you find the right antidepressant it could help.
Both me and my sister experiance this when we take naps. We’re not kiddos i’m 24 she’s 21 but we both experiance this.
And i agree. maybe it is something subconcious, we dream something that reminds us of what we want to forget about. After we wake up we still have this upsetting emotions going inside our brains that affect oyr wellbeing.
But, the good things is it takews off after some hours. With me it does anyway.
Good luck to everyone! And don’t worry, it’s not that serious!
Hey its interesting to note that ppl feel this way..just yesterday I took a nap and got up feeling really low…..even shed a few tears…..felt low on energy….didn’t feel like doing anything and felt ‘empty’ so I started to google and here I am.I’ve noticed this happens especially if you nap for longer than usual and if you have something disturbing on your mind.I think the best thing would be to avoid long naps….and once you’re up ….you should immedieatly get busy….doing something that you like doing…like watching tv ets.And also if you feel lonely try to be around ppl so that the feeling gradually dies.After a couple of hours you ought to feel better.Also diverting your mind towards happier thoughts or just thinking about something you may be looking forward to will make u feel good.Best of luck ppl!
I searched this problem in google and only found one blog about it. I have ALWAYS had this odd problem! I take a nap during te day- and when i wake up i feel very malaise. Lonely, or somewhat depressed about the fact that i just slept part of the day away. You know what i think it is? …… When were awake, and the sun goes down– it always makes me kinda sad. Its a reminder that the day is over. And…. Its probably worse when we straight up SLEPT through it. Its just a feeling that we lost a day ( or time) to our nap.
I have been facing this problem ever since I left my parents and came to a new city for my studies and work. It all started when I started staying alone, When ever I used to sleep in the afternoon I used to see all my friends in my dream and used to think I have come so far from them and I am not going to see them agagin gradually I started getting the same feeling for my parents too. I always use to get up with tears in my eyes. Its been over 9 years and I now have a very nice job but the situation still persists, Even when I go to see my parents in few months and If I sleep there in the afternoon I still get up sad as I dream that I will have to return to my city leaving my parents again,When ever I do an evening shift I sleep between 1-3 pm and get up with the same feeling, I feel as if I am alone in this world and every body is so far, It puts me in to hell lot of depression, but once I am awake it fades. It really sucks….
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