You sleep like a baby, and it’s not as if your job is putting you through miles of cardio every day…
But still you feel tired!
Why am I so tired all the time even when I get enough sleep?
Here are the several things that could explain your sluggishness…
Fatigue Caused by Anemia
The exhaustion brought on by anemia is the result of a lack of red blood cells. These cells are responsible for transporting oxygen out of your lungs, and into the body’s important tissues and cells.
So how does anemia come about? Why is it affecting you all of a sudden?
Well, slow but steady iron or vitamin deficiency can be behind this medical condition – are you eating the right foods?
Injuries that could lead to blood loss or internal bleeding, also bring on anemia.
More serious medical issues like rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, or kidney failure can also be behind a bout of anemia.
So how do you know if you’ve got anemia, what are the symptoms to look out for?
Well first off the bat – you’ll be pretty tired (go figure!).
Other symptoms include extreme weakness, difficulty sleeping, lack of concentration, rapid heartbeat, chest pains, and headache.
Most types of simple exercise will absolutely exhaust you: walking down the street, even taking the stairs (both will result in a loss of breath).
Dehydration – Are You Drinking Enough Water?
This one actually caught my father (who’s 72) out!
We were worried about the state of his heart due to his extreme bouts of fatigue…but it turns out that a diet of mostly coffee, and red wine at night…is NOT good enough for the human body.
Let’s be honest – he’s old enough to know better! 🙂
Anyway, dehydration is no small matter; it can cause fatigue, lower back pain, bags under the eyes and anxiety, to name just a few symptoms.
He (my dad) made a few lifestyle changes – mainly by buying a mountain bike and drinking pints of water throughout the day…and it worked like a charm.
Experts say that even mild dehydration, brought on by simple daily activities, can alter a person’s mood, energy levels and memory function.
Are you drinking enough (plain) water every day?
The Thyroid gland is often referred to as the ‘master gland’ because the hormones it secretes impact almost every bodily function.
The regulation of body temperature, your heart rate, how much protein you produce, metabolic rate and overall energy levels – are controlled by this ‘master gland’.
Thyroid disease may be the main cause behind your feelings of sluggishness, here are some of the more common symptoms:
- muscle and joint pain
- weight gain or loss
- vision problems
- poor work performance
- changes in body temperature
- changes in appetite
There are a handful of remedies linked to Thyroid disease, but we would obviously recommend a visit to your GP/doctor to find out which is the most suitable course of action for you!
Weariness Caused By Emotional Stress
We all get a little stressed out from time to time – but did you know that this kind of emotional turmoil could be the key to why you are feeling so tired all of the time?
Emotional stress can play havoc with your energy levels, especially when/if this stress reaches point of an anxiety disorder or effects your sleeping patterns.
Emotional stress can be linked to your genetics, your diet, your lifestyle choices, poor gut health and individual brain chemistry.
Stress and anxiety are not to be treated lightly, they are currently the most common mental illnesses in the U.S.
Poor Choice of Diet
At this point in the article, you might have noticed that your choice of food has a say in how your energy levels balance out.
Your diet effects your hormone levels (causing imbalances), the quality of your sleep, your overall mood and current outlook on life, and your body’s neurotransmitter function (depression and anxiety).
Over the last couple of decades, the word ‘carboholic’ has started to pop up here and there, and is often linked to overall tiredness in health.
What is a carboholic?
Well, simply put – it’s someone that consumes way too many carbohydrates in their diet. Carboholic’s tend to feel tired more often than people who stick to a healthy, balanced diet.
You often find that individuals that overeat grains, refined carbs and sugary foods, tend to lack healthy fats, proteins and vegetables in their diet (all of which support ongoing energy).
Why Am I So Tired All The Time?
If you have any questions, thoughts or opinions on the subjects we have covered above, please feel free to use the comment section below.
Disclaimer: The writers on this site ARE NOT medical professionals. We simply research trustworthy sources and put together our own articles on subjects.
The articles sources we used for this post include 7 Reasons You’re Tired All The Time, 6 Medical Reasons Why You Might be Feeling Tired all the Time and Reasons You’re Always Tired.