3 reasons why you’re feeling tired
It’s pretty common to be feeling tired or lacking in energy but it can be hard to pinpoint exactly why you’re feeling this way.
Feeling fatigued may be a result of being overworked, not getting enough high quality sleep or perhaps you’re coming down with the flu. In most cases, feeling tired can be prevented or you can remedy it by making some lifestyle and dietary changes.
Here are 4 reasons as to why you might be feeling tired.
Not getting enough sleep
Not getting enough high quality sleep can really have a knock on effect how you feel during the days/ weeks. It’s important to ensure that you’re getting your 7 – 8 hours of sleep each night.
We recommend avoiding going on your phone for at least an hour before you’re planning on going to sleep. We also suggest trying a nice calming tea before sleep to try and relax your mind and body. A chamomile tea usually goes down a treat!
Another way that you can try to improve your quality of sleep is by meditating or doing some breathing exercise before bedtime. Specifically, if you suffer from anxiety, or perhaps you’ve had quite an overwhelming day and you need to unwind, meditation and breathing exercises can really help you to turn off and relax your mind before going to sleep.
You have an unbalanced diet and suffer from nutrient deficiencies
Having nutrient deficiencies can often lead to you feeling exhausted and lacking in energy, even if you are having your 7 hours of sleep each night!
The nutrients that you need to be getting more of in your diet could be:
– Vitamin C
– Vitamin D
– Vitamin B12
If you think that you’re suffering from nutrient deficiency, we suggest going to your doctor as they can test you for this. In the meantime, try to maintain a balanced diet and get as many fruits and veg into your diet as possible!
It’s important to avoid ultra-processed foods as foods high in added sugars can result in high blood sugar and an increase in your insulin levels which more often than not leads to feeling fatigued.
You’re not keeping hydrated
Did you know that being dehydrated can affect your entire body, including your sleep cycles? Even mild hydration can impact your alertness and reduce your energy levels.
Hydration is key!