Why Am I Tired ALL THE TIME?
Do you ever wake up feeling sleepy, sluggish, lethargic or simply just tired even after a full night’s sleep?
Feeling tired once in a while or after doing some physical exercise/work is natural but if you’re feeling tired quite more than often even after doing absolutely nothing may be a major concern. You might think it’s the busy schedule or a hangover or you might just be lazy, but the real reason why you feel so tired all the time can be one of these health issues.
One of the most common medical reasons for feeling constantly run down is iron deficiency Anaemia. Women with heavy periods and pregnant women are especially prone to Anaemia. But it can also affect men and postmenopausal women, when the cause is more likely to be problems with the stomach and intestines, such as an ulcer or taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Typically, you feel you can't be bothered to do anything, your muscles feel heavy, and you get tired very quickly.
If you have a thyroid issue, like an underactive thyroid (hypothyroidism), in addition to feeling tired, you might also feel like your skin is really dry and you’re constipated a lot, along with the lack of energy. Hypothyroidism is a condition that occurs when your thyroid gland doesn’t produce enough of certain important hormones. You might want to check with your doctor ASAP.
3) Sleep Apnoea
Sleep apnoea is a condition where your throat narrows or closes during sleep and repeatedly interrupts your breathing. This results in loud snoring and a drop in your blood's oxygen levels. The difficulty in breathing means you wake up often in the night and feel exhausted the next day. It's most common in overweight middle-aged men. Drinking alcohol and smoking makes it worse.
4) Heart Failure
When you have heart failure, your heart can’t keep up with the body’s needs for blood. Your body will start to bring blood away from body tissues so it can keep vital organs fully supplied. With less blood in your leg muscles, even everyday activities can feel exhausting. Plus, blood gets backed up in your veins leading away from your lungs and leaks back into them, making you lose your breath suddenly. When you’re asleep, it could wake you up and make for a restless night.
As well as making you feel very sad, depression can also make you feel drained of energy. It can stop you from falling asleep or cause you to wake up early in the morning, which makes you feel more tired during the day. Depression, alcohol abuse, and fatigue are very tightly knit, Sometimes people will treat depression with alcohol and then be tired.
Don’t neglect your tiredness to as being lazy or down on energy. It can be a symptom of a serious health issue. TAKE CARE!