Why Am I Always Tired?

Life over the last year has had a creeping, yet profound effect on our mental wellbeing and we are each coping with this in our own unique way. Despite a new charge in the air for change and prosperity, our efforts in wedging life, work, families and relationships into a computer screen may continue for a little longer.

We first need to recognise that experiencing continual fatigue may be symptomatic of more than just a lack of sleep or the constant demands of work and life.

Sleep

According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults generally need at least 7 hours of sleep per night to stay healthy and function throughout the day. It’s also important for sleep to be uninterrupted and restful in order for our brains to go through the five stages of sleep. In practice, getting a uniform length and quality of sleep each night may prove difficult.

Here are some tips to make sure that every night’s sleep is restorative:

  • To get a good night’s sleep, first try to avoid looking at any electronics at least an hour before bed.
  • Enter a state of ‘powering down’ by listening to relaxing music, taking a hot bath or reading a book, keeping lighting low to support melatonin production.
  • Optimise your sleeping environment as a relaxing, clean, and enjoyable place. Black out blinds or an eye mask are effective.
  • Dial down your nervous system with Natural Remedies.

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Caffeine & Sugar

For many of us tea, coffee and breakfast loaded with sugars are the perfect remedy for a bad night's sleep. However, caffeine isn’t a long-term solution, and can actually leave us feeling drained as it works in perking us up and then causing our energy levels to crash - hence we top up with more energy in the form of caffeine and sugar. Try limiting caffeinated beverages as much as possible, and only drink up to 16 oz of coffee a day to keep caffeine in check. Or better still, you may want to investigate the source of your fatigue further whilst using natural energy restoring remedies which work in harmony with your body.

Stress

Fluctuating levels of stress in life are normal, and in moderation can prove beneficial for alertness and concentration. However, when stress becomes chronic it can disrupt your Autonomic Nervous System and impact your energy levels leading to fatigue. To make matters worse, your response to stress (poor diet, little sleep) could lead to additional fatigue, resulting in a difficult cycle to get out of.

While alleviating stress may seem impossible, incorporating stress management techniques into your daily routine will help form a healthy habit. Breathing exercises, regular exercise and meditation can all help you regulate your stress levels from day-to-day.

Working From Home

We may be exhausted and fatigued after juggling work, home responsibilities, health, family, and other changes.

Whilst external factors may be out of our control, there are a number of ways to make your mind a safe place:

  • Listen to your body: Assessing when your energy levels peak and trough throughout the day can help you plan ahead when switching from your work screen to a workout.
  • Regular exercise is key in maintaining energy levels.
  • Take micro-breaks to boost your productivity.

In addition to this, therapy, natural remedies and meditation can all help. If you are concerned about the impact stress, anxiety or fatigue is having on your health, please consult your doctor.

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