You went to bed early last night and you had a healthy breakfast and even made it to the office early. Even after your morning espresso, you still feel tired. Despite your best efforts to get a full night of sleep, you are feeling lethargic. If you are like most, this situation sounds all too familiar. The dreaded feeling of sleepiness seems to appear at any random time, zapping you of your energy with no explanation.
There are a number of underlying reasons why you might be feeling so tired all of a sudden. Maybe it’s a hidden health issue or maybe you’ve been hitting the gym too hard lately. For whatever the reason, we want to know so that we can alleviate the problem and get through the day. Here are some reasons why you could be feeling tired too early in the day:
According to a recent study published in The Journal of Nutrition, women who did not replace 1.5 percent of their water weight experienced very low energy levels and mood swings. Researchers suspect that the neurons in the hypothalmus, which controls body temperature and hydration were not functioning as they should. Make sure you keep a bottle of water with you to keep yourself hydrated.
Low Vitamin B12 Levels
Vitamin B is an essential nutrient that helps your body function as it should. B12 gives you energy and oxygenates your blood. Many vegetarians and vegans are deficient in B12 because it comes mainly from animal based foods. If you think you may be low in vitamin B, choose an appropriate supplement with the help of your doctor.
Lack of Exercise
It may sound counterproductive, but exercise is a great way to increase energy levels. If you don’t have a regular workout routine, you are missing out on many health benefits. You may also be feeling tired all the time because you aren’t exercising. Working out helps to relieve the stress and tension from the workday, thus causing you to not get the right amount of sleep at night. To be well rested for the day, get a full night of sleep and exercise regularly.
According to a recent study, half of women who had heart attacks reported trouble sleeping and excessive fatigue leading up to the attack. Weak heart function can cause drowsiness, chest pain and anxiety. If you think that your lethargy may have something to do with a hidden heart problem, see your doctor immediately. Have regular checkups so that a serious malady such as heart disease won’t come as a surprise and you can take preventative measures to treat it.
Always consult your chiropractor or primary care physician for all your health related advice.
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