Do you know why you feel tired all the time?
There are some people who feel dead tired all the time. While you can blame it on your busy and often stressful lifestyle, and the fact that you are not getting enough sleep at night, you should never take the situation lightly – especially if there seems to be no practical explanation for your lethargy. If you usually spend your waking hours in a fog, here are some reasons that may explain why you are feeling this way.
You don’t drink enough water. Research indicates that failure to replenish a mere 1.5% of your weight in water can lead to mood swings and low energy levels. Forget about the 8-glass a day rule. Each person has a different hydration requirement. To be on the safe side, drink up so you would urinate every three hours.
You don’t have enough vitamin B in your system. There is a great risk that you will spend your days in a daze if you don’t get enough vitamin B in your diet. This nutrient is responsible for the proper functioning of the neurons and the production of red blood cells. Thus, if you are not getting enough of this nutrient, the amount of oxygen your blood can carry through your body will be greatly reduced. This may be the most possible explanation for the problem, especially if you also experience forgetfulness, numbness or tingling in your extremities, and/or restless leg syndrome.
Your iron levels are either too low or too high. Most people are aware that low iron levels can cause anemia and fatigue, but having extremely high levels may bring about the same symptoms.
You are not getting enough exercise, or are working out too much. Too much or too little exercise is not good for you. A sedentary lifestyle does not allow you to shake off the stress and tension you have experienced throughout the day and may increase your risk of experiencing sleep problems. Too much exercise can also crank up your cortisol level and cause sleep deprivation. To keep your energy levels high, make sure you get 150 minute of moderate exercise or 75 minute of vigorous exercise each and every week.
You have an underlying medical condition. There are a number of health conditions that may leave you feeling drained and washed out. Some of these conditions include anemia, diabetes, chronic fatigue syndrome, celiac disease, glandular disease, rheumatoid arthritis, restless leg syndrome, and sleep apnea. An underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism) and urinary track infection may also drain your energy. In the same manner, anxiety and depression can also leave you feeling more tired during the day.