8 Reasons Why You’re So Darn Tired All The Time

by Yuen Yi Ying
HEALTH  |  July 11, 2018
  • You keep waking up through the night
    1 / 8 You keep waking up through the night

    Being woken up during the night could seriously affect your mood, functioning and alertness, shares an Israeli study. Whether you’re roused by urgent trips to the toilet, a ringing phone, crying baby or unpleasant fluctuations in temperature, even sleeping through the rest of the night could mean you only get the benefits of just four hours of continuous sleep, causing you to feel tired all day.

    (Also Read: 6 Energy-Boosting Superfoods to Eat If You’re Always Tired)

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  • You’re sleeping too much
    2 / 8 You’re sleeping too much

    Just as sleeping too little is bad for you, sleeping too much, more than the usual seven to nine hours of sleep, can cause you to have daytime drowsiness and increased health risks. Unfortunately, this may lead you to feel like spending more time in bed, so it has to be a conscious decision on your part to reverse this situation and get the right amount of sleep.

    (Also Read: 7 Ways Sleeping Too Much Harms Your Health)

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  • You don’t have enough iron
    3 / 8 You don’t have enough iron

    Being low on iron affects many women and leads to poor blood oxygenation as well as other symptoms like brain fog. If you’re feeling tired all the time, breathless, irritable, looking pale and losing more hair than usual, seek medical help and get your iron levels tested.

    (Also Read: Warning! Are You Iron Deficient?)

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  • You’re addicted to social media
    4 / 8 You’re addicted to social media

    If you’re tired of always being tired, set a definite bedtime for yourself and leave all gadgets outside the bedroom. Long hours on social media not only affects your sleep, but it also negatively impacts your wellbeing, and makes it hard to wake up on time. Furthermore, a study by The Ohio State University in the US found that being exposed to violent media (those news clips are hard to avoid) could make you 13 times more likely to have a violent dream. That can’t be good for rest.

    (Also Read: 5 Eye Creams That Effectively Soothe and Brighten Tired Eyes)

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  • You can blame your genes
    5 / 8 You can blame your genes

    Some people can sleep a little and be full of energy, while others sleep lots yet feel like a zombie. If you’re in the latter category, your genes, which determine how much you benefit from rest, may be to blame. You can’t do much about that, but it’s always good to know if you’re someone who needs more sleep to function properly.

    (Also Read: Here’s Why You Should Eat Protein Before Sleeping)

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  • Your working hours are terrible
    6 / 8 Your working hours are terrible

    Our natural circadian rhythms determine whether we’re night owls or morning people, and that can affect how alert we are during work hours. If you’re feeling tired all the time, an incompatible work schedule, whether it’s due to shift work, early mornings or late nights, may be the cause, and may be something to consider before taking up or leaving a job.

    (Also Read: 11 Things That Will Help You Sleep Better Tonight)

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  • Your melatonin levels are wonky
    7 / 8 Your melatonin levels are wonky

    Naturally-occurring melatonin helps promote sleep, but your body may not be producing enough. Some studies have shown that drinking melatonin-rich tart cherry juice may help, as can melatonin tablets, but consult your doctor before taking any supplements.

    (Also Read: 3 Bedtime Drinks That Help You Sleep Better At Night)

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  • You have a smoking habit
    8 / 8 You have a smoking habit

    One Brazilian study revealed that people who smoke tend to feel more tired, are less physically active and also less motivated to exercise more. If this sounds like you, there’s never a better time to quit.

    (Also Read: 5 Surprising Things That Are Supposedly Just As Bad As Smoking)

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