Sumary of Why am I always so tired? 5 common reasons for fatigue and how to improve your energy levels:
- Other causes of fatigue include a poor diet, stress, anxiety, and sleep disorders like sleep apnea.
- Fatigued people tend to have low energy levels regardless of sleep, and generally don’t feel like doing much.
- According to the National Sleep Foundation, most adults should get seven to nine hours of sleep, while children need more depending on their age.
- Yet, an estimated one in three American adults don’t get the recommended amount.
- The quality of sleep is just as important as the number of hours, says Rajkumar Dasgupta, MD, assistant professor of clinical medicine at Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California.
- If you think that lack of sleep, or low-quality sleep is the problem, then sticking to a routine may be helpful, says Stephanie Stahl, MD, a sleep medicine physician at Indiana University Health.
- Studies have found that night shifts can be detrimental to overall health and increase your risk of cardiovascular disease.
- Restricting your food intake to fewer than 1,000 calories a day can slow down your metabolic rate and lead to fatigue due to insufficient energy levels.