Why Do You Feel Tired all the Time?
Do you feel tired all the time? Despite what you may believe, feeling tired during the day is not normal. Unfortunately, it is typical. Millions of people just like you are slogging through their day, irritable, anxious, and exhausted. If you find yourself pounding back energy drinks or cup after cup of coffee just to stay awake, there may be something more serious going on in your body.
Insomnia plagues millions of people worldwide. More than 30 percent of the population suffers from some type of insomnia. A startling 10 million people use some type of prescription to treat their insomnia. If you’re feeling tired all the time, insomnia could be the culprit. Even if you don’t remember having not slept well, conditions such as sleep apnea and REM sleep behavior disorder can rob you of the necessary sleep you need and leave you yawning and irritable during the day.
Common causes of insomnia include stress, noise pollution, poor diet, food allergies, and magnesium deficiency. You can treat insomnia naturally by limiting stress, keeping your bedroom dark and cool, eliminating junk food, and adding a chelated magnesium supplement to your diet.
Everybody experiences a little bit of stress and anxiety. You can’t live in a modern world without it. However, chronic stress and anxiety can cause you to feel tired all the time. When stress levels get too high, you may feel a constant state of worry or unease. Panic attacks, irritability, dry mouth, tremors, insomnia, constant worry, and racing thoughts can take a toll on your body and leave you feeling tired and drained all the time.
- Adrenal Fatigue
Excessive stress, anxiety, and insomnia over a long period of time can lead to a condition called adrenal fatigue. Your adrenals are small glands located on top of your kidneys. They are responsible for pumping out stress and strength hormones such as testosterone, cortisol, epinephrine, and norepinephrine.
These hormones are a necessity if you’re in a desperate situation such as a house fire or a robbery. However, chronic stress causes your adrenals to work overtime and eventually, your body cannot meet the demand for more hormones.
Intolerance to bright light, cravings for starchy or salty foods, sunken cheeks, pale lips, and, lines in the fingertips are all signs of adrenal fatigue. Though conventional medicine often denies the existence of adrenal fatigue, it’s a serious condition which requires plenty of rest, a change to a nutrient-rich whole-food diet, and healing supplements.
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Feeling tired all the time could also mean chronic fatigue syndrome. CFS is similar to adrenal fatigue in that it causes a kind of persistent tiredness that is not relieved by sleep or rest. Chronic fatigue syndrome often occurs in people with allergies, food sensitivities, viral infections, and other immune-compromised conditions are more apt to develop CFS.
The first step to healing CFS is allergy and sensitivity elimination. It’s important to learn what in your environment or diet is causing your immune system to overreact. The next step is getting plenty of deep, uninterrupted sleep, eliminating junk food, and supplementing your diet with a whole-food multivitamin and probiotics.
- Autoimmune Disease and Chronic Pain
When you feel tired all the time, most likely, your immune system is compromised on some level. Autoimmune disease and chronic pain conditions such as lupus, fibromyalgia, thyroid disease, crohn’s disease, and multiple sclerosis are all conditions that tax the adrenals and cause the immune system to overreact to its environment.
Autoimmune conditions are best treated by improving gut health with supplements, digestive enzymes, and probiotics. A whole-food diet, rest, laughter, and supplements can also go a long way in helping your body heal itself.
It’s also important to note that when you use too much coffee or energy drinks to stay awake and combat that constant feeling of fatigue, you’re actually making things much worse. Caffeine may keep you awake for the short term but it aggravates adrenal fatigue and harms your internal organs, especially your kidneys.
When you feel tired all the time, you need to get to the root cause of the problem and work from there. It’s the best way to heal your body and get back to lasting health and wellness!