Mercifully I do not suffer with this form of drunkenness, with ‘drunkenness’ being the term used to describe the feeling of confusion upon waking. Many people will have woken up pretty confused after a heavy night on the tipple, but researchers are now claiming that the confusion faced by many upon waking may warrant more attention than first thought. In fact, experts suggest that ‘sleep drunkenness’ may be a sleeping disorder in its own right! People suffering with this disorder can become very distressed, examples of confusion include answering the phone instead of turning the alarm clock off, disorientation, difficulty in thinking clearly and hallucinations. Granted many people wake up disorientated, but some people find themselves in such a state of confusion that it can be very disconcerting to them.
The Times, (2014). Health News. Confused? It may be sleep drunkenness. Retrieved 28th August, 2014, from http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/health/news/article4186763.ece