Maggie Hegyi says that if you are one of those people who feel tired all the time, feel sleepy and even if you go to bed you can’t sleep well, there are five reasons that cause fatigue, and she also tells us how to improve energy levels.
Hegyi mentions that many times the body asks for rest, but because of our “bad habits” we make it overtired, and the first thing we have to do is:
Get enough sleep.
Most adults should sleep between seven and nine hours, while children need more sleep according to their age, as stated by the National Sleep Foundation of the United States, not only the amount of hours matters but also the quality of sleep, as pointed out by Rajkumar Dasgupta, assistant professor of clinical medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California.
Maggie mentions that fatigue probably has to do with poor nutrition because nutrients may be lacking; there is low protein intake. However, consuming refined carbohydrates, such as white flour, white bread, rice or pasta can give a temporary energy boost, but then comes the energy drop and that makes you feel exhausted in the afternoon.
Exercising gives energy, as a study says, where it was shown that doing low-intensity exercise, such as walking, reduced fatigue symptoms in a person by 65%, no matter what time you exercise, but you have to be consistent.
You have to make sure that you do not have an underlying condition such as a disease, anemia or sleep apnea, a thyroid problem, or even diabetes, as these diseases can generate greater fatigue.