Picture this: it’s 1 p.m. on a Tuesday. The sun is shining, the temperature is brisk and you’re in a good mood. Out of nowhere, though, you become fatigued and all you want to do right then and there is take a 20-minute cat nap. Lately, this has become a recurrent aspect on not just weekdays but on weekends as well.
This may seem like a familiar scene for you, but it’s common for millions of others around the world. Feeling tired doesn’t just have to be because you didn’t get enough sleep, you work too much or you haven’t had enough coffee. There could be serious or non-serious health issues involved here.
Here are some reasons as to why you get fatigued at all hours of the day.
Other than feeling down and sad, depression can also make you quite tired and feel as if you need a whole day of sleep. Depression also has the power to cause you to wake up quite early in the morning and then extremely tired throughout your day.
Someone’s diet is a contributing factor to your energy levels. Studies have suggested that drinking a lot of coffee, eating food that contains high amounts of sugar and not consuming enough of your needed vitamins and nutrients can cause fatigue.
If you’re a regular couch potato, who deems standing up as an extreme sport, then this could be an important factor to your paucity of energy. A lot of research conducted over the past decade has concluded that regular exercise can provide you with that much needed energy. Something as simple as walking at least 10 minutes a day can help out.
Sleep that is regularly interrupted or not enough sleep is one of main reasons of consistent fatigue. Humans need about eight hours of sleep, but if that is dropped down to six minus the amount of times you wake up in the middle of the night then your fatigue will greatly enhance.
Serious Health Issues
There are a number of health problems that can be a contributing factor, such as thyroid issues, undiagnosed heart disease, anxiety, diabetes, glandular fever and anaemia. Be sure to consult your doctor over your fatigue and make sure you are suffering from the aforementioned.
Although you are trying to combat pain or a cold, taking medication is being more and more attributed to fatigue. Health experts have provided evidence that things like couch and cold remedies, anti-depressants, heart medications, blood pressure medications and antihistamines can make you fatigued.