Weird Things That Are Making You More Tired Than Normal
It can be hard to get the recommended amount of sleep with everything we have going on in our busy lives. It’s one thing to know you’re working too much and going to bed late, only to wake up feeling super tired. But what about when you’re doing everything right and still feel exhausted all the time? You may have to change some habits in your routine that may be making you tired. According to the National Sleep Foundation, adults need to sleep at least seven to nine hours every day.
It’s also important that you take all the necessary precautions to getting a good night’s sleep. Not drinking alcohol before bed is essential to getting good sleep, as well as making sure you tun off the TV, computer, or phone. The noise in the background can make it hard for your brain to truly shut off. Here are some reasons why you may be feeling more tired than normal.
Carrying Too Much
If you’re the kind of girl who likes carrying an oversized bag full of your gym clothes, a book, laptop and a bunch of other things throughout the day. Then, this part of your daily routine could be weighing you down. One thing you may want to consider is making sure you’re switching sides throughout the day and giving yourself a break.
Drinking Too Much Coffee
Many of us turn to many cups of coffee to get through the day, but it could be the cause of your fatigue. Drinking too much coffee can mess with your body causing a surge in your metabolism, followed by a crash. Caffeine dehydrates you, and when you’re dehydrated, your body starts to work overtime just to keep going, making you tired. Try replacing your cup of coffee with a glass of water.
Clothes Are Too Comfy
Getting too comfortable may actually makes you more tired. When you wear soft and cozy clothing, your body starts to think its bedtime. Want to stop feeling sleepy, check what you’re wearing. Trick your body into waking up.
Eating Too Much Fruit
You may feel tired or sleepy after eating fruit because of the excessive quantities of fat flowing through your system. The sugar levels in most fruit are pretty high and could lead to crash later. Try eating nuts with your fruit, the fat and protein can help process the sugar.
You’re Stressed Out
It can be tough to avoid stress but feeling the pressure at work or at home can take a toll on your body. Try taking 15 minutes a day to meditate. Or spend 30 minutes a day on your favorite self-care activity, whether it’s taking a bath, reading a book, or watching an episode of your favorite show while drinking a glass of wine.
Your Friends Are Stressed Out
If you over empathize, when it comes to a friend or family member going through a rough time, listening to them vent a few hours a day can actually have an effect on your stress and sleep levels. Make sure you set boundaries and take care of your emotional health.