Getting plenty of sleep but still exhausted? Lack of sleep isn’t the only thing draining your energy. Little things you do (and don’t do) can exhaust you mentally and physically. Check out this article to know more :D
Possible reasons why you may be always tired
#1 You don’t drink enough water
It is medically shown that
Being even slightly dehydrated—as little as 2% of normal fluid loss—takes a toll on energy levels.
Neurons in your hypothalamus—the brain region responsible for controlling things like hydration and body temperature—send mood-altering messages to the rest of your brain as an early warning to drink more water.Dehydration causes a reduction in blood volume, which makes the blood thicker.
#2 Eating too little,low on iron & vitamins
Anaemia is one of the top causes of feeling constantly tired . It happens as the body doesn’t have enough red blood cells to carry sufficient oxygen to tissues and organs.To get more iron and also vitamin B12[Needed for formation of red cells],do try vitamins supplements(Consult doctor first) or food rich in iron such as kidney beans, tofu, eggs ( yolk), dark green leafy vegetables, nuts..
And if you don’t take a proper balanced diet or eat too little of energy giving food,protein..This might cause fatigue and makes you tired.
And if you live in junk food,then its really time to change because somewhere junk food are responsible for chronic fatigue
Foods loaded with sugar and simple carbs rank high on the glycemic index (GI), an indicator of how rapidly carbohydrates increase blood sugar. Constant blood sugar spikes followed by sharp drops cause fatigue over the course of the day.
Yes,the most common reason is stress. Everyone is stressed due to our heavy & busy schedules,Striving to be perfect, making mountains out of molehills(Its ok we’ll all like that),anxiety,health work emotional issues.And stress may lead to depression as well.We can’t always control the sources of stress, but we can change our reaction.There are many ways to fight stress like meditation,yoga,sports,positive thinking
#4 You skip breakfast
Some people gets late for work/school & they forget the most important meal of the day.
The food you eat fuels your body, and when you sleep, your body continues using what you consumed at dinner the night before to keep your blood pumping and oxygen flowing. So, when you wake up in the morning, you need to refuel with breakfast.
#5 Messy house,desk or office
Yes,it is said that having a messy place to work requires extra energy & by the end of the day feel tired & sluggish.
A cluttered desk mentally exhausts you by restricting your ability to focus and limits your brain’s ability to process information
Some people actually have a glass of wine (or more) before going bed. Wine makes us feel asleep more easily but it may drain all your energy
Alcohol initially depresses the central nervous system, producing a sedative effect.”But it ultimately sabotages sleep maintenance.” Alcohol creates a rebound effect as it’s metabolized, which creates an abrupt surge in the adrenaline system.This is why you’re more likely to wake up in the middle of the night after you’ve been drinking.
Starting your morning with a java jolt is no big deal—in fact, studies show that up to three daily cups of coffee is good for you—but using caffeine improperly can seriously disrupt your sleep-wake cycle,Caffeine blocks adenosine, the byproduct of active cells that drives you to sleep as it accumulates,affects sleep, so cut yourself off by mid-afternoon
#8 Health problems
You might be suffering from some health problems and constant fatigue may be a symptom.
Some possible diseases are
Glandular fever is a common viral infection that causes tiredness as well as a fever, sore throat and swollen glands.
-> Heart disease
When everyday tasks like cleaning the house or climbing the stairs leave you feeling exhausted, it can be a sign that your heart is not up to the job. It could be an early sign of heart disease. Seek medical advice.
Do consult a doctor if you are not sure.
Simple ways to boost up your energy
Gum doesn’t just refresh your breath—it can also revitalize your body.“Chewing gum increases heart rate, which increases blood flow to the brain.It also stimulates the autonomic nervous system, which can increase alertness.” Pick a mint-flavored pack: “Mint stimulates your nerve fibers—it’s kind of like splashing cold water on your face..
But don’t just eat gums all day,it contains lots of sugar & it does not replace a balanced diet.
whole grains give you real energy
There’s a reason darkness and bedtime go hand-in-hand: Bright light awakens your brain. And may result in an energy rush !
4.Learn something new.
“The more actively you can engage your brain, the more alerting an activity is going to be,suppose it’s 3 pm on a workday. How do you beat the slump?
Well,keeping yourself busy,doing interesting challenging things can release adrenaline which raises glucose level providing us with a sudden energy boost
Ever noticed how cranking up the radio makes you drive faster? That’s because music is energizing—especially if you sing along.Listening to music leads to an instant surge of energy.
Applying pressure to the outer rim of your ear may help invigorate your entire body, That’s because all of your body’s “acupressure meridians”—that is, your energy pathways—pass through your outer ear. “Massaging the ear unites all of the meridians, and gets the energy flowing,
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