Life is busy – we all feel that every day. There’s just not enough hours in the day all the time to do the things we want. But how much easier would it all be if we had more energy?
Most people go through what should be the prime of their lives wondering why they’re so tired all the time – where has their energy and vitality gone? If you’re one of them, know you’re not alone, and you don’t have to live with this.
Here are the top five reasons you’re so tired all the time – and what to do about it.
1. Lifestyle Choices
Getting enough physical activity and eating a healthy and balanced diet is key to getting a good night’s sleep, which is critical to feeling rested and vibrant.
With the sedentary nature of modern life, it’s easy to do the minimum. So maybe add an after-dinner walk into your day, add a few more veggies on your plate at lunch, and try to make sure you’re going to bed early enough to get your 8 hours a night when possible.
2. Too Much Screen Time
Studies have shown that too much blue light, like the kind your phone, tablet, and laptop emit, can interfere with sleep because they send a signal to your brain telling you it’s still daytime.
Try putting the devices down at least an hour before bed and see if it makes a difference in how you feel in the morning.
3. Thyroid Issues
Many hormones can impact your energy levels and make you feel tired, but hypothyroidism is one of the most common. Fortunately, it’s highly treatable once you’ve been diagnosed by a doctor and given the appropriate medication.
For women, hormonal changes during menopause can lead to decreased sleep. Whether it’s because your sleep in interrupted by hot flashes or because your stress levels are higher, know that this is a common problem.
This is one to talk to your doctor about – see what solutions can help, like hormone-replacement therapy or other potential options.
Chronic stress can take a serious toll on your energy levels, as your body frequently stays in flight-or-fight mode and releases too much cortisol. Eliminating possible causes of stress. Are important where possible.
But for the causes, you can’t control (the traffic on the way to work, the scramble to get the kids ready in the morning), make sure you’re practicing stress-reducing techniques for yourself. Meditation, yoga, and breathing exercises can all be helpful.
We Can Help
Finding the cause of fatigue is one of the best things you can do for your quality of life. More energy means more life for you to live joyfully, whenever your age.
Ready to learn more about the real cause of your fatigue? Call us today to make an appointment. Our compassionate staff will evaluate you and your health and find what works best for you, whether that is:
- Hormone optimization
- Women’s wellness care
- Other proven options
Don’t wait one more day to live your best life – schedule your appointment today.