Feeling Exhausted? Here are 5 surprising things that are making you tired

This continuous feeling of tiredness and fatigue is not just annoying but is also a sign that your body is crying for help.

Are you also suffering from an energy shortage or feel sluggish all day? Do you feel that heavyweights are tied to your limbs or you are unable to focus on your work? All I can say is: Welcome to the club. Fatigue is one of the most common complaints that is brought to doctors. This continuous feeling of tiredness and fatigue is not just annoying but is also a sign that your body is crying for help.

It, therefore, is really important to pay notice to activities that are making you feel tired. When there is a constant feeling of energy drain, lifestyle is really to be blamed for. So, if you keep asking yourself, ‘why you feel tired all the time?’, here are few reasons that could be responsible for all your sleepiness and tiredness:

1. Your mobile phone could be your culprit:

Using mobile phones or other electronic gadgets too much and delaying your natural sleep patterns may not seem that harmful but is actually harming you in longer terms. Quite literally, excessively using your smartphone is making your eyes work hard and due to the extreme physical movement of your eyes, the muscles start to cause strain.

Using too much phone causes “screen fatigue” and damage everything from our eyes to our sleep cycles. Therefore, it becomes important to watch out for the time we use on our phones and should try to change our regular habit of using a phone or any other device before going to bed.

2. All work no play:

With today’s changing lifestyle, people nowadays are even working from home. Too much work and work pressure can often make a person feel fatigued and tired. Continuously behaving and acting like adults and matures can be stressful and exhausting for a person. Such activities not only lower your energy levels but also lowers your motivation.

When we’re fatigued like this, concentrating and staying organised becomes difficult. Also, when it lasts for days or weeks, it most of the time leaves us to feel depressed, anxious and leads us towards a road to burnout. Anyone can feel tired, but when the feeling of tiredness starts taking over, you need to stop and one thing that can be done to feel re-energised is to give yourself time to redefine your daily schedules.

3. Closed curtains and rejecting the sun:

If a human body doesn’t get enough sunlight, it automatically goes into sleep mode. This is why many people suffer from ‘seasonal depression’. It happens mostly in winters. A study has also found that feeling of depression, fatigue, tiredness, anger, and irritability is highest in winters and lowest in summers.

Not going out in sun and spending most days in a closed room often makes a person feel tired for no reason. Lack of exposure to sunlight makes you feel bored and your mind ultimately confuses the feeling of boredom with tiredness and fatigue.

4. Being a couch potato:

Do you spend hours sitting on your couch or sofa? Sitting for long hours on a sofa or in a single position can affect your energy and health and also makes you prone to feeling tired. It is important to get moving in order to remain active, don’t be a couch potato! This type of inactivity may even cause blood circulation to slow down which can hinder the body’s capacity to carry oxygen leading to energy shortage.

While watching TV, instead of just sitting or lying on the sofa in one position try stretching out. Try different ways to remain in activity. When on-call, you can walk even take stairs. Taking up such small activities will surely help you to get moving and will ultimately lead you towards a healthier you.

5. Being overweight:

Fatigue and weight are two tightly intertwined things. Gaining weight can make you feel tired. Carrying extra weight in the body can cause make you feel exhausting. Also, weight gain can also lead to disruption in your sleeping cycles and therefore, weight gain is linked to many problems.

Therefore, the only solution is to make smarter choices and lose weight. In order to lose weight, it’s important to cut out junk food, sugary drinks and snacks and instead opt for whole foods and lots of lean meats and vegetables.

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