Are you jealous of morning people? Do you often ask yourself, “Why am I so tired all of the time?” Well, we’ve compiled a list of some of the most common reasons for why this could be. We’ve also found some ways that you can fix this constant fatigue.
It is reported that around 15.3 percent of women and 10.1 percent of men regularly feel exhausted in the United States. Tiredness can cause a plethora of issues. Many times you know the reason that you’re feeling a little more tired than usual, but what about the times that you can’t find the reason? What makes you feel exhausted during these times?
Lack of sleep is probably the most obvious reason as to why you may be feeling tired. It is estimated that people aged between 18 and 60 years need 7 or more hours of sleep every day for optimal health. Getting under the recommended hours can be associated with fatigue, impaired performance, and a greater risk of accidents (such as falling asleep at the wheel). Did you know there is also a link between hours of sleep and health outcomes? These include obesity, high blood pressure, depression, heart disease, stroke, and an increased risk of death.2. Poor DietYou may not believe that diet and sleep have anything to do with the other but they do! In order to improve your health and get all the nutrients you need, (also eliminate fatigue) it is incredibly important to choose a healthy mix of foods from each food group.
There are many things in life that can evoke stress. It could be work, financial problems, relationship issues, major life events, or events such as moving, unemployment, bereavement, etc. Well, stress can actually force your body to generate more of the “fight or flight” chemicals that are designed to prepare your body for an emergency. If your stress is making you feel overtired, or it is giving you headaches, migraines, or tense muscles, do not ignore these signals. Take time out of your day until you feel calmer. Physical activity is often a great stress reliever and it releases feel-good endorphins.
If you have made all the changes above to your lifestyle and you STILL feel tired, then this could be the sign of an underlying medical condition. Some of the most common conditions that report fatigue as a key symptom include anemia, underactive thyroid, diabetes, anxiety, depression, chronic fatigue syndrome, urinary tract infection, food intolerance, heart disease, glandular fever, pregnancy, and vitamin and mineral deficiencies.