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By Dr. Charles Bohle & Bohle Family Dentistry
September 26, 2016
Category: ooral health


What Are The Reasons You Are Tired, Fatigued and Sleepy.

You may feel tired and sleepy all the time even after a full nights rest.  Why is that?  There are many reasons a person does not rest sleepy and tiredproperly even if they are sleeping.  Let's take a look at some of the most common reasons.

  • Not Enought Sleep -  Even though you think you are sleeping enough, your body wants more sleep than you are willing to give it.  Average adults need 7-8 hours sleep, you could need more.  Make your sleep schedule a priority and increase your sleep  time
  • Sleep Apnea - This is when you think you are sleeping enought but your body is not resting because it is not getting enough oxygen.  You may need to have your sleep  evaluated to see if you have a breathing problem.
  • Not Eating Correctly - Eating the wrong foods and having bad nutrition keeps your blood sugar in a bad range.  You feel sluggish when your blood sugar drops.  Try to eat a more balanced diet and spread out your intake throughout the day.
  • Your are anemic - Anemia can cause many people, especially women to feel tired.  It is because your blood is not carrying enough oxygen to your tissues.  Improve your diet or take an iron supplement.
  • Are you depressed? - A primary effect of depression if fatigue and loss of appetite.  There are many medications your physcian can prescribe.
  • Hypothyroidism - This gland controls your metabolism.  When it is underactive you will feel sluggish and put on weight.  Again, see your doctor.
  • Diabetes - If you have unexplained tiredness that is all to often and is unexplained it could be diabetes.  Your body is not properly processing sugar.  The answer could be as simple as some lifestyle changes including diet and exercise.
  • Dehydration - Your body needs to be properlyl hydrated to function properly.  Chronic dehydration will cause fatique.  Increase your water intake by drinking water throughout the day.
  • Heart Disease - If you get tired doing everyday activities it could be a sign of heart disease.  You heart is no longer strong enough to keep up with you.  Certainly your doctor will offer choices as to how to improve that conditon and restore your energy.

This article is a review of a WebMD webpage.  It can be viewed here.

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