It is not uncommon to feel tired after a long day. What is not normal is continually feeling exhausted and overwhelmed, even after adequate sleep and rest. The NAD Treatment San Diego offers personalized and specialized therapy for persons feeling excessively tired, whether due to lifestyle, physical, or mental health conditions.
Your way of life could be the primary root cause of your fatigue problems. For example, fatigue can be caused by;-
A majority of the population take caffeinated drinks such as coffee and tea to help them stay active. When taken in moderation, caffeine improves alertness and boosts energy. However, too much caffeine intake causes increased heart rate, jitteriness, insomnia, anxiety, and high blood pressure. Besides, after the caffeine effects wear off, the user is left feeling excessively fatigued.
You should gradually wean your system off caffeinated drinks, medications, or supplements. If you suddenly eliminate caffeine, you may experience withdrawal symptoms, worse than the fatigue.
Experts recommend six to eight hours of sleep every night. Lack of adequate sleep hurts your general wellbeing leaving your feeling tired throughout the day. In turn, that affects your relationships and productivity.
Various factors could be affecting your sleep quality, primarily your sleep environment and schedule.
Have a sleep schedule by going to sleep and waking up at the same time, to ease the stress on your body. Also, ensure your sleeping environment offers maximum comfort, i.e., comfortable mattress, well-ventilated room, and electronic switched off.
Anyone who has slept hungry will tell you how difficult it is to fall and stay asleep. You wake up the following morning feeling more tired than when you went to sleep. Also, the consumption of foods that are not nutritious can contribute to fatigue.
High sugar foods tend to cause a sugar rush leaving you hyperactive. However, as soon as the sugars drop, one is left feeling excessively tired. Always eat a balanced diet, and limit the intake of food rich in sugar.
Hectic Work Schedules
Your work shifts can cause havoc to your body’s internal rhythm. When you work through the night or suddenly rotate your work shift, your body does not know when to sleep or stay awake, causing excessive fatigue.
The body knows anytime there is light, it is time to be awake. Therefore, if you are going to sleep during the day, try to make your sleeping area dark, quiet, relaxed, and comfortable.
On the other hand, if you have to work at night, try to keep your working area brightly lit. Avoid frequently rotating work shifts, keep off caffeine, and stick to a regular sleep schedule to avoid fatigue.
Physical Health Problems
Problems with your physical health can also cause fatigue. Examples include;-
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Also referred to as myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME), chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a medical condition characterized by excessive tiredness, not relieved by rest, and not explained by an underlying medical condition.
Experts have not pinpointed the exact cause of CFS, making it difficult to diagnose the condition. Besides, there are no tests to help diagnose CFS. Therefore, your doctor has to rule out all other causes of fatigue before concluding you suffer from CFS.
CFS can affect anyone, though it is common in middle-aged women. Currently, there is no cure, though there are various treatments to help manage the condition.
It may come as a surprise to many, but being dehydrated may cause one to feel fatigued. Without adequate water in your body to run normal bodily functions, your body slows down, depriving you of the energy to carry out basic tasks.
Though any liquid may help rehydrate, clean drinking water is the best option. It is free of sugars, caffeine, or calories that could worsen the situation. Experts recommend eight glasses of water every 24 hours, and more if you live in a hot environment or are involved in physical activities. Livv Natural offers various IV hydration therapies to help your body recover so you can return to your regular activities.
If you are well hydrated, your urine should be clear or pale yellow. The darker the urine, the more dehydrated you are, thus, the more fluids you require.
Apnea is a sleep disorder whereby one stops breathing for a while when asleep. Most individuals are not even aware it is happening. Sleep apnea can cause snoring and excessive fatigue. Smoking, obesity, and drinking cause or worsen the apnea and thus should be avoided.
Simply put, anemia is the lack of adequate iron, a crucial component of red blood cells. These cells help transport oxygen required by body cells to produce energy. Without sufficient iron, oxygen transport is reduced, resulting in low energy levels.
Pregnant women and ladies in their reproductive years are most likely to suffer from iron-deficiency anemia. Replenish your iron levels through supplements or diet. Foods high in iron include green leafy vegetables and fruits.
Mental Health Conditions
Some mental health issues can cause one to be fatigued. Such problems include;-
A depressed person is excessively sad, hopeless, and anxious and leaves one drained of the energy to carry out basic tasks. Depression can also make it difficult to fall asleep or make you wake up earlier than usual. As a result, you are left feeling tired during the day.
Being anxious is a typical day to day feeling. However, some people experience uncontrollable anxiety that affects their day to day life. Besides being worried and irritable, anxious people tend always to feel tired. Women are more affected than women.
When to Seek Medical Advice
You should seek help from a physician if you are continually fatigued, combined with any of the following symptoms;-
- Cannot account for your fatigue
- Experiencing higher than normal temperatures
- Having trouble falling or staying asleep
- May have experienced unexplained weight loss
- Have suddenly become sensitive to low temperatures
- May have a feeling that you are depressed
Feeling tired is part of daily life, and can be relieved by sleep and rest. In contrast, being fatigued is a deliberating condition that sucks the will to participate in any activity. Being away from activities that cause fatigue will help one distinguish when to seek medical attention and change their behaviors.