Why Am I Always So Tired? 10 Reasons Why - Tiger Medical Institute

Why Am I Always So Tired? 10 Reasons Why

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*“Fatigue makes fools of us all. It robs us of our skills, our judgment, and blinds us to creative solutions.” ~ Harvey Mackay

Why Exhaustion is Not Uncommon

We live in one of the busiest eras known to man.

Everything is grabbing our attention. Through higher demands and more significant stresses in life, it can be easy to reach exhaustion.

With entertainment continually begging for our attention and the ease of access to anything through our phones, dopamine is bound to become more depleted.

It is essential to know that exhaustion is not uncommon. Nearly half (48 percent) of employed Americans report feeling mentally and physically exhausted at the end of the workday.

Below are ten reasons why you may be feeling exhausted. These include the following:

  1. Lack of sleep
  2. Dehydration
  3. Poor nutrition
  4. Stress
  5. Anemia
  6. Underactive Thyroid
  7. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  8. Sedentary Lifestyle
  9. Medications
  10. Depression

Let’s take a deeper look at each below!

10 Reasons Why You Always Feel Tired

There are many reasons why someone may feel tired, including:

1. Lack of Sleep

Not getting enough sleep or poor quality sleep can leave you feeling exhausted.

Sleep is the nucleus of our well-being. If we lack sleep, all other things begin to decrease. Our health declines, we become more susceptible to being sick, we cannot focus, and we are more likely to become angry, depressed, and tired.

Try to get 7-9 hours of sleep each night. Your future self will thank you when this is repeated regularly.

2. Dehydration

When you don’t drink enough water, your body can become dehydrated, which can cause fatigue.

Strive to have 20oz of water within 1-2 hours of being awake. This will help replenish fluids that were lost during sleep.

3. Poor Nutrition

Not eating a balanced and healthy diet can leave you feeling low on energy. Avoid sugar altogether and strive to have some healthy snacks throughout the day.

What goes into our body will dictate our energy level and ability to focus.

If you need help losing weight, check out our article, Where Can I Go to Help Me Lose Weight?

4. Stress

Mental and emotional stress can take a toll on your body and leave you feeling drained.

If a traumatic event has recently happened, give yourself grace and the ability to grieve.

If you are going through momentary stress, consider diaphragmatic breathing to ease your stress levels and balance your autonomic nervous system.

For more on diaphragmatic breathing, view our article, What Makes Diaphragmatic Breathing so Important?

5. Anemia

Anemia is when you have a lower-than-normal number of red blood cells or less hemoglobin in your blood, which can lead to fatigue.

Consider visiting your local practitioner to see if this may be a reason for you constantly feeling fatigued.

6. Underactive Thyroid

Hypothyroidism is a common condition in which the thyroid gland does not produce enough thyroid hormone, leading to fatigue.

Speak with your local doctor to test for an underactive thyroid, or contact us at Tiger Medical – we would be happy to help you get to the root cause of your fatigue and make the appropriate adjustments needed to get your energy back!

7. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome is characterized by persistent and debilitating fatigue that is not relieved by rest or sleep.

As of 2023, according to the Mayo Clinic, there is currently no cure for chronic fatigue syndrome.

8. Sedentary Lifestyle

Lack of physical activity can lead to weakness, muscle loss, and decreased energy levels.

Strive to get 30 minutes of solid movement each day. Once this has been achieved, strive to bump this up every 5 minutes for the next few weeks.

Shoot for 60 minutes if your schedule allows. Your body will thank you, your mental health will improve, and you will feel less tired.

9. Medications

Certain medications can cause fatigue as a side effect.

Speak with your doctor to find out if the medications you are taking are leading to you feeling fatigued.

10. Depression

Depression is a mood disorder that can lead to persistent feelings of sadness, loss of interest, and fatigue.

To help with depression, speak with those closest to you with your struggle, build time to enjoy what you want to do each given day, and see your doctor or a therapist.

Next Steps to Eliminating Fatigue

Now that we have reviewed why you are feeling so tired, it is time to find ways to eliminate fatigue.

Our team at Tiger Medical has the experience, clinical skills, and coaching acumen to help you regain your health and energy.

To talk to one of our professionals, click here to schedule your call!

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Lance VanTine

Lance VanTine

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