If you’re constantly feeling tired, now’s the time to take action to find out why. Everyone is different and we all need varying levels of sleep, but if you frequently feel fatigued, there could be an underlying problem that needs to be checked out. If your doctor doesn’t think your tiredness is down to anything medical, he or she might suggest the following:
- You don’t have a good enough bed
How long have you had your bed? Experts at Adjustamatic recommend that we change our mattresses every seven years. If you want a good night’s sleep, it’s really important that your bed and mattress are comfortable. Your bed should be sturdy and help you achieve the perfect position for drifting off, and your mattress must provide your body with enough support. If you get up in the mornings feeling sore, it could be time to invest in a new model.
- You don’t have a good bedtime routine
We all live busy lives. Sometimes we try to pack too much in and need to take a step back. If you’re currently doing extra sessions at your gym late at night, working long hours at the office or binge watching box sets until the small hours, then you probably need to rethink things. Your mind may be too active when you climb between the sheets. To calm down and put yourself in the right mood for sleep, it helps to do something relaxing before bed like have a warm bath or drink a cup of chamomile tea.
You might benefit from having a set bedtime too, even if it’s just on week nights. This would hopefully help your body clock get into a routine. People often feel tired because they’re getting different amounts of sleep each night.
- Your diet and alcohol consumption
Could it be that you’re not eating properly? A poor diet can make you feel lethargic during the day. Also, bear in mind that if you’re training, then it’s important to remember that you need to eat more than someone who doesn’t train – and it needs to be the right kind of food too. You want to be eating plenty of lean protein, whole grain products, fruit and vegetables.
If you drink alcohol in the evenings, then you might find you wake up in the middle of the night feeling restless or dehydrated. Maybe consider cutting down so this doesn’t happen.
We hope this guide has opened your eyes to why you’re always feeling tired and you’re able to make some positive changes to your lifestyle.