Feeling tired? It might not be your fault. As the weather is cooling and it is getting darker outside, our bodies go through this seasonal change as well. It’s the midst of fall and with the holiday season ahead of us, being tired is just not an option. Well, you being tired may be caused by things within your lifestyle that you can easily change. Nearly half of Americans report having insomnia, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Typically, adults need an average of eight hours of sleep in order to properly function.
We at pHion Balance want you to start living your life to the fullest. This can be difficult when you are suffering from being tired all of the time. Being tired all day can impact your entire life including your daily motivation, outlook on life, work performance, and hobbies.
So what are a few things that may be hurting your health and making you feel more tired during the days?
Did you know that your diet could be impacting your sleep schedule? Researchers have found a link between the number of calories consumed and how long the study participants slept. Those who consumed the most were more likely to be short sleepers.
The food you choose can also impact your heart, risk of cancer, and your skin. A healthy diet made up of nutrient-rich foods is extremely important to your health and wellbeing.
Your sleep schedule could be a huge contributing factor to how much you are sleeping. Try going to bed and waking up around the same time each day. Inadequate sleep during the weekends can damage your health and make it difficult to get back on a proper, 8-hour sleep schedule.
Hydration has so many benefits for the body. Although most people know that drinking water is extremely important for your health, nearly 75 percent of the American population falls short of the daily 10 cups of water each day.
Try drinking water an hour before you’re ready for bed, this can help you manage dehydration insomnia. Dehydration can also cause headaches, bad breath, dry skin and muscle cramps.
An iron deficiency can also make you feel tired all of the time. Iron is said to be essential for energy as it’s a building block for the red blood cells that transport oxygen around the body. To help with an iron deficiency, try taking iron supplement pills and getting more iron in your daily diet.
We at pHion Balance want our community to live a happy and balanced lifestyle. Our goal is to provide you with the education and resources to improve your health and wellbeing. If you are feeling tired, the first step when addressing your health is always to consult your doctor.