5 Reasons Why You Feel Tired All The Time

Are you always tired and don't understand why? There are many common reasons why most people feel tired, most of which can be avoided with simple life changes. If you always feel tired, this article might help explain why and help you to fix your tiredness.

Many things can contribute to a person feeling tired such as,  lack of sleep, and poor diet, stress, and so much more. It seems more and more people make their way through lives tired, and it can cause an array of problems. It has been reported that 1 in 25 drivers fall asleep while driving a motor vehicle a month.

We all experience what it is like to feel tired at some point in our lives— Whether we are stressed and cannot sleep sometimes, or working late hour shifts, we have all felt tired.

Sometimes we get tired and don't even understand what has caused it.  We have researched common answers for why people feel tired and don't know why.  We hope that the following can help you understand why you feel tired, and help you to reenergize!

1. Not enough sleep.

Lack of sleep is the most common reason for feeling tired throughout the day. Even if you think the 5 hours of sleep that you got last night was enough, your body needs to sleep 6-8 hours to get the full rest it needs in order to function properly.

Not getting enough sleep at night risks your chances of having more accidents, as your motor response will not be as good as that of a well-rested body. Not sleeping enough can also higher your risks of high blood pressure, depression and even heart disease.

2. A poor diet.

Eating unhealthy and greasy foods often causes people to be tired. Making changes to your diet can greatly improve energy and allow you to be fully awake and alert. Not only will a healthy diet help you to feel less tired, but it will also significantly improve both your physical and mental health.  

Be sure to eat the right mix of foods from all of the five food groups— Fruits, vegetables, grains, protein, and dairy. Keep in mind that overeating, or under eating will cause you to be more fatigued.

3. Sitting sedentary.

If you spend a lot of time sitting at a desk working, or if you don't work and spend most of your time at home not doing much, it's understandable if you often feel tired. Contrary to most beliefs, the best way to energize your body is to get it moving. If you spend a little time walking or doing short exercises throughout the day, you will feel more energized.  

If you do not have much time throughout the day to exercise, even just 20 minutes of walking is proven to make people feel more energized and motivated. Exercise, like eating right and getting enough sleep not only energizes you but significantly improves your overall mental and physical health.

4. Overly stressed.

There are so many situations in life that cause stress. Stress can be absolutely impossible to avoid at times, and its no secret that it is extremely tiring to be stressed. Whether it is work, relationship problems, money issues, or other life issues, we all know that stress sucks! While some stressful situations pass fast, some last quite a while, prolonged stress often leads to being overly exhausted, and can damage your long-term health.

If you feel that your tiredness is caused by being overly stressed; it's best to step back and identify the cause of the stress in your life. Take your time and evaluate the situation to make the best possible decision to end your stress. Keeping a journal of your stressful situations often helps you to get perspective on them.

Do some things that you know make you feel better when you are stressed; such as listen to music, doodle on some paper, or go for a walk to clear your mind.

5.  Medical conditions.

If you have done all of the above changes needed to improve your fatigue feelings and they have not made you feel more energized; you may very well have a medical condition that is the underlying cause of your tiredness.

Although it is best to get a confirmation from a medical professional, here are some of the leading medical conditions that cause fatigue:

anemia

underactive thyroid

diabetes

anxiety

depression

chronic fatigue syndrome

urinary tract infection

food intolerance

heart disease

glandular fever

pregnancy

vitamin and mineral deficiencies

We hope that the above advice can help you find out why you are so tired all of the time and that you can start making the lifestyle changes to help you lead a healthier and more energized life.

If you think that a medical condition may have caused you to feel fatigued make an appointment with your healthcare provider to get down to the primary cause.