For many of us these days it seems that tiredness is just a way of life,; But does it need to be that way?
Well, according to many experts, simple lifestyle changes may be all that is needed to boost you energy levels and make you feel more, well, you again!
Some causes of tiredness are obvious and easy to fix. Here a few of the main causes and tips on how to deal with them.
Not sleeping enough.
Obvious as it sounds, it may just be as simple as that, you need to get more sleep! Us
Britons are particularly bad sleepers. A recent health study found that a staggering 38% of
adults in the UK feel that they don’t get the right amount of sleep.
The optimal amount of sleep varies person to person from 7 to 9 hours a night, common tips to help include avoiding food close to bedtime and keeping tech out of the bedroom at night!
By the time you feel thirsty you are already dehydrated! Even mild dehydration can make you feel tired or lethargic, as your blood volume lowers, which means you don’t get as much blood to your brain, and your heart has to pump harder, all this is adding stress to the body. Drink little and often throughout the day to help increase your intake over time to reduce body stress.
Drinking too much coffee
Although caffeine can provide a much needed energy boost, too much might be the cause
of your tiredness. Our brain chemistry does not like being interfered with by stimulants, so it
releases chemicals to combat this and dampen things down.
Coffee is also a serious disrupter, drinking coffee even six hours before going to bed can badly disrupt your sleep pattern.
Lack of Exercise
Just a modest amount of exercise may produce rapid results in helping you combat tiredness, sounds weird right, but it’s true!
A recent study found that sedentary but otherwise healthy adults who began exercising lightly for 20 minutes, three times a week, reported feeling less fatigued and more energised after six weeks.
Regular exercise makes your heart and lungs work more efficiently, delivering oxygen and vital nutrients around the body, promoting better health and deeper and richer sleep.