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Why Are You Always Tired? Reasons You Feel Tired All The Time

February 18, 2020

Brainy Dose Presents: Why Are You Always Tired? Reasons You Feel Tired All The Time Surely, everyone has experienced tiredness,
but there’s a big difference between feeling tired and constantly fatigued. Fatigue is a continual and relentless form
of exhaustion. There is, of course, a connection between
sleep, aging, and feelings of tiredness. However, your energy levels don’t automatically
drop purely from a lack of sleep or because of your age. The truth is that there’s a multitude of
factors that could be making you feel worn out during your day to day routine. Your emotional and physical energy can even
drain by everyday factors that you overlook. Let’s check out some probable reasons that
could explain why you feel tired all the time. But first, if you enjoy what we’re doing
on this channel, make sure you subscribe if you haven’t yet, and turn on notifications,
so you never miss a video. Alright, let’s get started! Poor Sleep Quality Getting 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night is
not going to do much for you if those hours are of poor quality! Maybe your dog keeps waking you up because
he wants you to take him outside. Perhaps your partner snores, even if they
don’t know it. Whatever the reason, if you’re being woken
up over and over throughout the night, you may be missing out on the restorative sleep
your body needs. That’s because the body’s sleep stages
operate in cycles. Sleep researchers suggest that REM sleep helps
our brains to hold onto and strengthen memory, while ‘slow brain wave sleep’ contributes
to tissue repair. Thus, interrupting these cycles can negatively
affect sleep’s restorative abilities. Poor Diet Our bodies use the foods we eat as energy. That’s why a healthy and varied diet is
so vital for our overall health. If you eat unhealthy food or don’t get the
nutrients your body needs, then you won’t have adequate energy to help you through the
day. Essentially, making a habit of having a poor
diet is like filling a sports car with cheap, low-quality fuel. The car won’t be able to reach its full
potential. So think of nutrition as fuel; if you rely
on low-quality food, you can only hope for subpar energy levels. Take a closer look at your diet. If you lean more toward processed foods and
skip over fresher whole foods with higher nutritional content, it could easily be a
reason for your tiredness. Being Overweight Being overweight can also be linked to tiredness. Your body uses energy to move, and the more
weight it has to move, the higher the level of energy expended – even in a simple task
such as walking up the stairs. If you are on the heavier side, you can increase
your body’s energy levels by committing to a safe and sustainable plan to lose weight. Start slow, with low-intensity exercise. Try going for walks or take up swimming. Over time as your stamina improves, you can
even add more activities. You should also take a closer look at your
diet: Ditch the junk food and lower your sugar intake. Instead, try and eat more fruit and vegetables
to go with your healthier lifestyle. Not Eating Enough Calories Just as overeating can have adverse effects,
‘under-eating’ can also lower your energy levels. If you eat too few calories, your body goes
into ‘survival mode’ where it slows your metabolism to preserve the energy you DO have. A side-effect of this is feeling fatigued. Many aspects, from your age to your height,
influence the number of calories your body needs. But in general, at least 1,200 calories a
day is required to stop your metabolism from slowing down. Although our metabolisms naturally slow down
as we age, experts say that older people might need to consume their ‘upper-calorie’
range so they can operate in day to day life without feeling overtired. Another problem with under-eating is that
it’s challenging to get the vitamins and minerals your body needs. Not getting enough vitamin D, B12, iron, and
other essential nutrients can undoubtedly lead to fatigue. Even if you’re trying to lose weight, try
not to lower your calories drastically – as it will only leave you feeling worn-out and
exhausted. Food Sensitivities Food sensitivities or intolerances can have
many effects. You could experience rashes, issues with digestion,
or headaches. However, one symptom that most people don’t
consider is fatigue. Research even suggests that the overall quality
of life could be influenced by fatigue in people who have food sensitivities. Gluten, dairy products, and eggs are associated
with food intolerance for many. If you think your diet is contributing to
feelings of tiredness, get in touch with an allergist or a dietician. They can test you for food sensitivities;
or put you on an ‘elimination diet’ to determine which food might be causing you
issues. Dehydration Just like nutrition, hydration is critical
when it comes to energy. Losing as little as one percent of your body
weight in water can affect the rate your muscles tire at, and how focused your mind is. Water circulates through the body in the form
of fluids that perform various functions. They deliver oxygen and nutrients to our cells
and remove waste materials. Therefore, a lack of water in your body undermines
the function of each cell. Traditionally, doctors relied on a patient’s
weight to calculate how much water they should drink, but many factors affect your water
intake – from your diet to humidity. Instead of aiming for a certain number of
cups a day, keep an eye on your urine. If it’s light pale or clear, that means
you are well hydrated. While a darker color means you need to drink
more water. Depression Or Anxiety Feelings of depression and anxiety don’t
just have an emotional impact but influence the body too. Those who suffer from depression can have
subpar energy levels, which may be due to an irregular sleep schedule, avoidance of
physical activity, or just a lack of motivation to even run simple errands. Anxiety burns through energy, as stress and
self-doubt take over. Add to that the energy needed to operate every
day, and you’re at a disadvantage. Chronically elevated cortisol is connected
to chronic stress, and also steers you toward fatigue. As your blood pressure and heart rate rise,
you do feel more focused or hyperaware when dealing with stress. However, with chronic stress, this awareness
extends and turns to fatigue as your body burns up energy and releases more cortisol. Too Much Caffeine Most people think of coffee or tea as a great
way to start the day, but you can quickly develop a dependency that can lead to feelings
of withdrawal – you won’t feel quite ‘right’ until you’ve had enough of your drink of
choice. What’s tough is these feelings always hit
hardest in the morning time! Furthermore, when you consume caffeine, it
circulates in your system for hours; hence you shouldn’t have any close to bedtime
because it impedes proper REM sleep – making you weary the next day. Medications Fatigue or drowsiness are common side-effects
of many drugs. For example, a sleep aid might give a deeper
night’s sleep, but it can also cause a lasting muzzy feeling that sticks with you for the
day. Other medications, such as those used to treat
anxiety, can result in fatigue and may even induce depression in some users – making it
worse. Drugs like Xanax inhibit activation and excitement,
meaning that you could feel more mellow, but you could also get sleepy. A comparable result comes from Alcohol or
Marijuana. You can get a buzz or high at first, but more
often than not, this falls away to feelings of tiredness. Regular substance use is more likely to increase
fatigue. Too Much Computer Use If you’re someone who sits in front of a
computer screen all day, it could be making you tired. The American Optometric Association says,
‘Computer Vision Syndrome’ is the outcome of extended computer use, which presents itself
in the form of headaches, blurring of vision, and you guessed it: fatigue. So, to help reduce the strain on your eyes,
make sure that for every 20 minutes you spend looking at your screen, look away for 20 seconds
and focus on an object 20 feet away. Too Much Exercise Exercise is supposed to help you feel better
– and if you’re doing it right, it will. But if you overexert yourself, then you’re
making your adrenal glands work overtime, producing more cortisol than is necessary. This overexertion will only lead to fatigue,
which can make your workouts grind to a halt for days. On a scale from 1 to 10, your exercise exertion
should be about 6 or 7. It’s enough to be effective without risking
burnout. Listen to your body and know your limits. If you’re having trouble carrying out your
routine, you might be pushing yourself too hard! Everyone indeed has days that wear them out. But seeing the difference between tiredness
and ongoing fatigue is crucial. In most cases, you can easily overcome fatigue:
Focus on restorative sleep, avoid stress, and drink more water. Sometimes though, it’s not so simple, and
fatigue can be a sign of a deeper issue. Perhaps the real reason for your feelings
of fatigue could be an unknown health problem, such as narcolepsy or sleep apnea. If you’ve altered your lifestyle and see
no change, or if you start feeling worse, get in touch with a physician. They will take a look at your family history
of medical conditions, perform a physical exam, and order any blood work needed to begin
looking for causes. What do you think about this list? Did you see yourself in any of these points? If so, are you going to make the necessary
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  • Reply Practical Inspiration February 15, 2020 at 3:35 pm

    Great shout about the food intolerance, it's something that's really easy to overlook with regards to quality of sleep

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    I found a high fat low carb diet gives me the energy I’ve never had

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    Too much social media will surely make you feel fatigue.

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    If you snore, your partner states that you hold your breath when sleeping, you feel tired during the day, get a sleep study. You probably have obstructive sleep apnea and need a device to help you sleep better. This has to be emphasized.

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  • Reply Kim Smith February 15, 2020 at 6:45 pm

    This is totally me. I have been tired everyday of my life since I was a kid. Im 47 mow and no matter how long or how little i sleep i am still tired

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  • Reply Tamara Pierre February 15, 2020 at 11:04 pm

    I think I’m tired because I don’t get enough sleep

  • Reply Theresa Serrette February 15, 2020 at 11:13 pm

    I do have a little tiredness sometimes due to where live have a bar and that noise keep you up allnight

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    I've been struggling with depression and an off sleep cycle but I think this may have a lot to do with the dreary and low sunlight winter.

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    "Avoid stress" …LOL!!! XD

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  • Reply ameno tsukoyomi February 16, 2020 at 8:17 am

    im nineteen and always feel fatigue, reason is deep thinking and low confidence

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    Um I think feeling tired is also about doing something which your brain actually not wants to do

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    Learned a couple of new things. Thanks!

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  • Reply Monica A. February 16, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    A person with a natural circadian rhythm of a night owl trying to function in a standard 8-5pm environment can also lead to fatigue and exhaustion

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    I do have most of those problems! The only one that I didn't even had experienced, is exercising a bunch.

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    Many people have liver disease and don’t know it. Chronic liver disease makes you exhausted all the time.

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