10 Reasons You Are Constantly Feeling Fatigued

10 Reasons You Are Constantly Feeling Fatigued

By The Times of India on June 15, 2014
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It could be any one of the following reasons…

While all of us feel tired on and off, thanks to the fast pace of our lifestyles, if you’re constantly feeling fatigued and can’t quite figure out why , it could be any one of these things.

1.  Take a close look at your daily habits -they could be the prime reason for you feeling so exhausted all the time. Depending on caffeine to get you through the day isn’t doing your body any favours. Caffeine can leave you feeling more tired than ever because it causes your blood sugar levels to fluctuate. Ditch the caffeine and instead opt for healthy juices and soups. Avoid sugary snacks and junk food and include fruits and vegetables in your diet and make sure you eat lean protein. A healthy diet goes a long way in keeping exhaustion at bay.

2.  Are you getting enough sleep? Most people think they can get away with a few hours of sleep during the week and catch up on their sleep on the weekends. This actually causes your body to feel tired faster and you tend to burn up more energy . Make sure that you get at least seven to eight hours of sleep every night and stay away from caffeine and alcohol in the evening so that it doesn’t hinder sleep time. Also, the area you sleep in has to be a place that is quiet and comfortable. Avoid having a TV in the bedroom and keep clutter out. Switch off your mobile before you go to sleep -there are several studies that confirm that sleeping next to a mobile that is on, causes disturbances and is generally unhealthy .

3. If you feel you’re too tired to exercise and use that as an excuse to bunk your gym, stop.
Exercising not only helps you unwind but also energises you. Avoid working out just before you sleep because that will keep you up. Instead, work out early morning or in the evening. People who exercise feel less tired than those who don’t, say studies. Exercise at least three to four times a week and soon you will notice the difference in your energy levels.

4.  Ask your doctor whether you need to do a blood test for anaemia, which is one of the most common cause of fatigue. Anaemia, which is a lack of iron, can be treated by following a diet that is rich in iron foods, dark leafy vegetables or even supplements that your doctor provides.

5.  An over or under active thyroid is also known to cause severe tiredness. Get a blood test done to see if your thyroid is functioning normally.
Medication will help ease the tiredness.

6.  Another health concern could be diabetes. Out of control diabetes will make you feel tired all the time. Get your blood sugar levels checked. And if that is indeed the cause, ask a nutritionist to prescribe a diet that is suitable to your tastes and lifestyle.

7.  Whether you believe it or not, depression can also make you feel very tired. Studies substantiate this fact -if you find yourself feeling sluggish and low, have lost your appetite and are generally finding getting through each day a task, it’s time to visit a psychiatrist who will be able to help you.

8.  Suffer from sleep apnea or snoring? If you wake up every morning feeling as if you haven’t slept, it could be that you’re suffering from a sleep-related ailment. Visit your doctor.

9.  Experts say that undiagnosed heart disease can also be related to tiredness. Feel a strain even while doing mundane, everyday tasks and feel tired easily? Time to go in for a heart check-up.

10.  One of the other main reasons for fatigue is also the sweltering heat that has plagued the city since the past several months. Doctors have witnessed a sharp rise in the number of cases of dehydration and fatigue. Try to stay indoors as much as possible and carry water with you always. Have as much liquids as possible.

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