Sleepy brunette woman waking up and rubbing her eyes.

Trouble waking up? You could be suffering from ‘sleep drunkenness’

Yes, apparently ‘sleep drunkenness’ is a thing!

A study out of Stanford found that 1 in 7 Americans suffers from sleep drunkenness, a “mental confusion that occurs when the subject is awakened from the deep phase of sleep” and lasts longer than normal to wake up.

They say people who are sleep-deprived, or who over-sleep, are most likely to suffer from sleep drunkenness.

To see if you or someone you know might have this condition, see the whole story on King 5 News.

Time to wake up!


About Sue Romero

Sue Romero has been doing news and traffic on the radio in Seattle since 1994. She is originally from southeast Alaska and moved to Seattle to go to the University of Washington. After graduating, she started her radio career in Houston, Texas, but moved back to Seattle because she missed the trees, hills, water and beauty of the Pacific Northwest. While she was in Texas, Sue danced on the NBA Houston Rockets Dance Team and still regularly takes dance in Seattle. She even attended a Seattle Sea Gals workshop, just for fun! Sue loves movies -- especially sci-fi!