Your diet sucks.
Eating high sugar foods, lots of carbs, or caffeine might provide you that shortlived energy boost you seek, but those foods can also cause your blood sugar to plummet afterwards, leaving you drained. Studies have shown that eating junk food leads to fatigue. Seek out complex carbohydrates and unprocessed foods to maximize your energy levels.
Not enough water.
If you’re not drinking enough of the wet stuff throughout the day, you’ll most likely feel more exhausted than if you were completely hydrated. Studies show that even mild dehydration can result in energy loss, so make sure you’re regularly replenishing your liquids, such as water, juice, or even tea to stay hydrated. At the very least, eight cups per day is still the recommended water intake daily by experts.
Lack of good sleep.
Many of us are on our phones or binge watching Netflix before bed, but this habit can prevent you from having restful sleep. The stimulation from technology causes our brain activity to increase before falling asleep when it should actually start slowing down. The artificial light from mobile phones, laptops and TVs can also suppress the production of melatonin in the body that regulates our sleep cycles.
It’s recommended that you shut off all electronics at least an hour before bedtime so your body can prepare itself for a proper nights sleep and help you feel more rested in the next day.
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Not enough exercise.
Although it may seem counterintuitive, exercising actually helps you feel less tired according to studies. They show that regular exercise helps boost energy levels in those who regularly felt tired. At the very least, take a quick stroll around the block for 20 minutes or sneak in a quick yoga session everyday to help keep your energy levels at optimal conditions.
Onne potential cause for being overly tired could be an iron deficiency, known as anemia. One of the major symptoms of anemia is fatigue, but just because you’re feeling lazy doesn’t necessarily mean you aren’t getting enough iron. Anemia is common in vegetarians and vegans, people with thyroid problems or heavy menstrual flows. If you think a lack of iron might be why you’re so tired, check with your doctor to get your levels checked.
All that stress can actually be making you feel tired. A common symptom of long-term stress is fatigue. When your body is constantly stressed, your heart rate goes up, your blood pressure increases and your digestive system slows down. Try to get an adequate amount of sleep to let your body recuperate, or even try some meditation, which has been shown to help reduce stress.
Drinking before bed.
Many of us like to top off the day with a glass of wine before be; however, although a little bit of alcohol may help you fall asleep faster, it actually reduces REM sleep which is the deep that helps restore our bodies. Less REM sleep can cause drowsiness and exhaustion during the day, so try avoiding your nightly drink and see if it helpsyour energy level the next day.