Most people often wake up feeling like their battery is fully charged, but then drains really quickly. This is when you rely on caffeine and sugar consumption like a hamster on a wheel just to give you enough energy to conquer your daily tasks. This will barely help you get through your daily routine but when it's time to hit the gym, you'll procrastinate till tomorrow.
If this sounds familiar to you, you're not alone. People in the U.S gets 20% less sleep than they did a century ago. They actually work a lot more hours which can help generate more stress, lower the amount of family vacation time and put some of your favorite hobbies on the back burner. If you're getting the recommended amount of 7-9 hours of sleep and still feel tired, it might be other factors at play.
So what's making you so tired? We have 3 reasons why you're so damn tired throughout the day.
1. YOU'RE NOT SLEEPING AS WELL AS YOU THINK
Even when you wake up feeling refreshed, it doesn't mean you have gotten a good amount of sleep. A mild case of sleep apnea can keep you from getting a deep sleep necessary to help maintain good energy throughout the day, according to Abbas Mansour, MD, director of the Sleep Lab at Baptist Easley Hospital in South Carolina.
2. YOU'RE EXERCISING TOO MUCH
Certain styles of exercise takes the participant to a different state of physical exhaustion on a regular basis, which might do more harm than good.
If you exercise regularly, their may be a point of diminishing returns. Exercising more and more doesn't mean it'll turn you into the energizer bunny. In fact, it actually causes more fatigue.
One solution is to make sure you're building enough rest days into your schedule so that you can fully recover from your workouts physically and mentally and be ready to hit them harder the following week.
3. NOT ENOUGH EXERCISING
A study by the University of Georgia found regular low intensity exercise can help boost energy levels even when most people think it doesn't.
Talk about a crazy cycle. When you feel tired and exhausted, you are always bound to skip out on the gym, or at least don't bother to exercise at the high intensity as you could. That can make you feel even more tired.
If you've tried other strategies to help tackle your energy crisis, a sleep study might be helpful to see if thats an issue.
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