Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Why Do I Feel So Tired All The Time?

Do you feel like you’re always on the verge of going back to bed for a nap? Feel like you have no energy to do the things you want or need to do? There are a lot of reasons you might be feeling fatigued, and some of them might need some serious attention, so here are a few issues to take a closer look at.

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You’re not getting enough sleep

It might seem like the most obvious answer, but if you’re having trouble getting 7 to 9 hours of sleep on a regular basis, it will naturally impact your energy levels. Try to maintain a sleep routine that stays consistent and avoid naps that tend to interrupt your regular sleeping habits. Similarly, make sure you make your bedroom the best environment for sleep, possible, maintaining the temperature, cleanliness, and noise as best as possible.

You need to diet and exercise

Alongside sleep, how you eat and how sedentary your lifestyle is can impact your metabolism greatly. If you don’t get the energy you need and condition your body into burning it efficiently, you can end up feeling a lot more lethargic. Eating the right amount of calories for your body, and creating a balanced diet is essential, as is working to get a little bit more active with every day.

Your mental health may be affecting you

Stress is commonly known to cause tiredness because of the impact it can have on our sleep. When we are stressed, we find it harder to go to sleep, which then leads to us feeling tired. If you’re suffering from depression, however, you may not have any problems sleeping, but you might feel constantly low energy. This may be in part related to changes in diet and stress commonly associated with depression.

Anemia

One of the most common medical reasons for feeling tired all the time is that you are anemic: you don’t have enough iron. Anemia, or iron deficiency, is more common in women who are pregnant or experience heavy menstruation, as well those who have stomach ulcers, or those who regularly used NSAIDs such as ibuprofen or aspirin. A simple blood test from the doctor can pinpoint anemia, and treating it is as simple as taking supplements and making dietary changes in the long term.

Other medical symptoms

If you get enough sleep, eat and work out well, and don’t have any of the symptoms of mental health issues or anemia, it’s important to go to the doctor. There is a wide range of medical causes of fatigue and lethargy, including sleep apnea, thyroid problems, diabetes, restless leg syndrome, and more. Simply put, to narrow it down to any of these, you’re going to need a professional medical opinion.

Tiredness doesn’t have to mean anything more than you need to have a good night’s sleep. However, if that doesn’t fit the problem, it may be time to start looking at lifestyle improvements such as exercise and better dietary habits, as well as to consult your doctor.


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