To function properly, we need to be focused and alert. But how can we be if we feel a constant fatigue? Here are 6 reasons why you may be feeling tired all the time and solutions to it.
#1 Your Sleep Rhythm Is Disturbed
You may not be sleeping consistently or even getting sufficient sleep. You should try to go to bed at the same time everyday. This way our body recognises a pattern and it will be programmed into your body clock. Keep your bed time consistent.
#2 You’re Not Eating Right
Stop eating too much crisp, candy and carbonated sugar drinks! These food increases your body sugar level and gives you a sudden burst of energy and makes it difficult for you to sleep at night. It robs off your energy and sleep, making you feel tired.
#3 You Aren’t Drinking Enough Fluids
Your body may be dehydrated, causing you to feel fatigue. Make sure you get a minimum of 1.5 litres of water in every day. This means pure normal drinking water, not soft carbonated sugar drinks like Coca Cola and what not.
#4 You’re Not Exercising Enough
This may seem counter-intuitive, but regular exercise leads to better sleep and hence leading you to feel less fatigue. 30 minutes of regular exercise 3 times a week should do the trick. Go to the gym, or a simple jog, or some squats or work on your core.
#5 You’re Not Getting Enough Sunlight
Putting ourselves in gloomy situations will affect how we feel. If you aren’t getting enough sunlight or light, you would tend to feel more mopey. Get outside everyday. Soak in the sunlight and fresh air. You are bound to feel better.
#6 You Are Stressed
Take breaks from your work. Relax and do the things you enjoy in life. Disconnect from the technology world at least an hour before you hit the sacks. No more TV, no more phones, no more staring at laptops an hour before bed. Instead, have a nice catch up with family or read a good book!