Many of us curse at the alarm every morning and want to crawl back into the fetal position. But do you ever really think about what's zapping your energy?
Unless you figure out what's causing the problem, you'll never be able to fix your perpetual exhaustion. Here are a few factors that could be affecting you.
Damaging dietry choices is a big reason we feel tired. Many of us skimp on breakfast and lunch because we're rushing through the day. This causes your blood sugar levels to drop which makes you feel lethargic.
Having a sedentary lifestyle - one that doesn't involve much activity or exercise - is a factor too. Though exercise is the last thing we want to do when we're tired, not moving around can be the source of the problem.
It leads to a slowing down of circulation and lower blood oxygen levels which can leave you sleepy.
It's not just a physical thing, however. Stress, anxiety and depression also play part in feeling tired. Depression in particular can lead to fatigue. See professional help for an evaluation and get the help that you need.
Any medical conditions you may have might also be contributing. Sleep apnea, allergies and heart disease, to name just three, can leave you feeling exhausted.
Talk to your doctor about your symptoms and they will be able to provide treatment. But if you are already being treated, the medication you are on may be the culprit.
Finally, unplug those devices! If your phone is in your hand while you rest, the bright light can mess up melatonin levels - the hormone that helps to regulate sleep.
Before you go to bed, shut down mentally for up to an hour and relax.