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Being tired all day is very common, and even expected. If this explains you, here are a few things that could be causing this.
We all go through moments in life where we’re feeling too tired and zapped of energy. Feeling tired is one of the most common feelings people report no matter their age. About one-third of people reportexperiencing it on a regular basis.
Sleep problems affect a large percentage of people and have a significant impact on our health. These issues can be difficult to treat, perhaps because they’re a reflection of our overall lifestyle. Sleep can be affected by stress, diet, and level of activity. In order to improve it, go from the ground up, analyzing the different factors that might be unbalanced and result in sleep problems.
Here are 4 factors that might be contributing to your tiredness:
You’re not getting enough sleep
While obvious, sometimes the reason why you’re tired is that you’re not getting enough sleep. A lot of people prioritize other things over sleep, getting less than seven or eight hours a night. Though sometimes it’s not an option to get the recommended allotment of sleep, you should try your best to develop a healthy and functioning bedtime routine, one where you go to bed at relatively the same time every night, allowing for high-quality sleep. This results in a restful feeling the next morning and only occurs when you sleep for long periods of time uninterrupted.
You’re eating the wrong foods
What you eat and drink can impact your sleep and whether you feel active or not. People with certain allergies to foods might feel more tired than normal or experience headaches and other symptoms that make them feel lethargic. Consuming too many energy drinks could also backfire and make you feel tired over the long run. They help you feel a quick sharp burst of energy but once the caffeine or sugar wears off, a rebound effect is likely to appear.
Your life might be too sedentary
A sedentary lifestyle could increase your levels of exhaustion. Luckily, small changes in your daily life can impact your activity levels for the better. Taking the stairs instead of taking the elevator, and adding a daily walk can make you feel more energized and like you’re stronger and healthier.
Too much stress
Chronic stress can impact a lot of aspects of your life, including your levels of energy. A study conducted on college students showed that, as a defense mechanism, participant’s bodies experienced exhaustion when experiencing a lot of stress. There’s no direct way to fix stress, but learning coping mechanisms to deal with it could result in less exhaustion in the long run.
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