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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

"I'm Tired All The Time" -- Then Stop Doing These 5 Things!

"I'm Tired All The Time" -- Then Stop Doing These 5 Things!
If you don't get enough sleep at night, it's normal to feel tired the next day. But what if you feel tired all the time, even after getting enough hours of sleep? What could cause this?

5 bad habits that can make you tired all the time

#1 - Dehydration - not drinking enough fluids can cause dehydration, which can make you feel more tired. Even mild dehydration can cause blood to thicken, making the heart pump harder to carry blood to your cells and organs, and resulting in fatigue.

#2 - Too much sugar - eating too much sugar will result in decreasing the activity of cells in the brain, called orexin cells, that regulate sleepiness and hunger. Less orexin cell activity will cause you to feel tired and reduce your activity level.

#3 - Sitting in one position for hours - this is common among computer or other electronic device users. Why does sitting in one position too long make you feel tired? Because the body understands this to be a sign of bedtime and reacts accordingly.

#4 - Going to bed too late - even though you end up getting enough hours of sleep, if you go to bed too late, or are not consistent with bedtimes, studies have shown it will make you tired because you are interrupting your body's internal clock.

#5 - Not using caution when exercising - exercising on an empty stomach may result in not having enough glycogen to allow fat to be burned. Glycogen is the stored carbohydrate that your body uses during exercise. Also, if you exercise too close to bedtime, it can affect your ability to get a good night's rest.

So, if you are guilty of any of the above 5 habits that make you feel more tired, the solution is to drink more water, cut down on sugary foods and drinks, get up and move during the day, be consistent with bedtimes, and use caution when exercising. If none of these make a difference, see your doctor.

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