Wifi adapter issue

I turned off wifi for a bit and now I am unable to turn it back on. No changes were made in the laptop. (Not even powering down)

(First time posting so please let me know what additional information would be helpful)

Hi and welcome,

this does sound like a power management issue - maybe a buggy wifi driver? If you are using something like TLP or some other power management software - try uninstalling that, reboot and try again.

Does anything here help? wireless - How to restart WiFi connection? - Ask Ubuntu

e.g. one of the comments says try:

sudo systemctl restart NetworkManager