Even after a solid eight hours of sleep, and a regular early bedtime, do you still find yourself wondering why you’re always tired and sleepy? Are you fed up of feeling this way, and want to do something about it?
If you have no motivation to do anything and are always tired, this article is for you.
Why Am I Always Tired?
So, you’re sick of feeling lethargic, and you just don’t understand why you feel this way. It can be seriously frustrating. But instead of sitting around feeling sorry for yourself, let’s look at some reasons for always being tired, so that you can understand how to tackle them.
12 Reasons Behind Tiredness:
Ah, stress, why can’t it just do one? It’s the root cause of so many problems and yet it seems so hard to kick it to the kerb.
Stress causes your heart to work harder, while at the same time making your immune system not function so great. This can all lead to a constant feeling of tiredness. Try to tackle your stress and see if your energy levels improve.
If you’re wondering ‘what vitamins should I take if I’m always tired’, you need to focus on the B variety. B vitamins are responsible for aiding your mitochondria to generate energy.
If you’re deficient in B vitamins your body won’t be able to give you the energy you need and you’ll be left feeling lethargic. Look to B12 supplements to really boost your energy levels. Here at Este Medical Group, we offer IV Drip Therapy to help keep you on your toes.
Sadly, it’s not always possible to set regular bedtimes and this is especially the case for shift workers. This report shows the effects of irregular bedtimes.
Not getting enough good quality sleep – ‘no matter how much I sleep I’m always tired’ is a common complaint. Your brain needs sleep to function properly. If you’re in and out of sleep, not getting enough of it, woken up by external factors on a regular basis, it’ll be no surprise that you’re feeling sleepy.
Our bodies need water in order for us to function properly and feel energised. When you’re not drinking enough water, your blood pressure can drop, which in turn leads to circulation problems and a reduction in the flow of blood to your brain. The result: tiredness. So drink up.
Feeling tired and sluggish can often be attributed to carrying extra weight and this is usually due to low-level chronic inflammation. Fat cells found in abdominal fat produce cytokines.
These are immune compounds that are responsible for boosting that sleepy feeling. So, if you’re overweight, and you’re always tired and sleepy it’s probably down to your fat cells.
Making the wrong food choices
It's hard to break bad habits but if you’re relying on sugar to give you energy, you’ll likely be going through multiple sugar rushes which only lead to crashes shortly after.
Help keep tiredness at bay with unprocessed food, fruit and veggies, lean protein, and nuts. Your gut will thank you for it too.
Not getting enough exercise
When you feel tired, it can be a bit of a catch-22 situation. You want to feel energised but you’re too tired to exercise. If you’re used to sitting at a desk for eight hours a day, it is definitely likely to be affecting how tired you feel.
Try and fit exercise in to your routine and you’ll feel the benefit. You could walk to work, or if that’s not possible, go for a walk on your lunchbreak. Even just doing a 10-minute at-home HIIT session will help you feel energised.
You have an underlying medical condition
If you’re worried that your never-ending tiredness could be due to a more serious problem, speak to your GP. Underlying medical conditions that can cause tiredness include chronic fatigue syndrome, cancer, anaemia, kidney disease and acute liver failure.
Relying on caffeine
If you’re constantly reaching for a cup of coffee, your body may have become too reliant on it.
When you first have a coffee, the caffeine works to make you more alert by interrupting specific chemical processes that occur in your brain and which are responsible for regulating your sleep/wake cycle.
On the flip side though, once your body has managed to fully metabolize the caffeine, it may make you feel tired. The rate this can happen is dependent on factors such as genetics and lifestyle
Taking certain medication
Unfortunately, some medication comes with ‘tiredness’ as a side effect. These include antihistamines, antidepressants, anti-emetics, and anti-psychotics.
Anxiety – if you’re constantly in a nervous state of anxiety, it can really take its toll on your body – mentally and physically. Anxiety produces a rush of hormones which post-incident can result in you feeling hugely drained and tired
Why am I Always Tired and Have No Energy?
Sometimes the thing that’s really needed to reset your mind and body is a little ‘me’ time.
Whether that’s a spa day with your best friend, a short break from your routine commitments, or a treatment that truly focusses on your inner wellbeing – taking time out really helps. In terms of treatments, check out the amazing IV drips that are available at Este.
Scientifically proven, fast, and safe, these drips are a great way to get vital nutrients directly into your bloodstream.
If you’re more concerned that it’s your weight that’s the root cause behind your tiredness, then a treatment such as our fat dissolving injections, or fat freezing procedure, will help get to the crux of the problem.
You’ll lose the extra weight and boost your energy levels, so it’s a real win. If you’re still interested in understanding why you might be tired all the time, check out this NHS article.
February 21, 2023