By getting a good night’s sleep, you will:
- Burn calories
- Recharge your mind and body
- Reset your metabolism
- Have more energy all day…and more.
The benefits of consistent, quality sleep is endless.
Here are a few reasons why you may be having a hard time sleeping well…and ideas on how to fix them!
Reasons You’re Lagging & Fatigued
Eating Too Infrequently (& Poorly!) – Not only can a poor diet cause you to feel sluggish all day, but your poor choices can keep you up at night, too.
Tip: avoid caffeine after noon. Do not eat for 2 hours prior to bedtime. Drink decaffeinated tea or water only.
Red Blood Cell Loss – For women especially, anemia (lack of red blood cells) can disrupt daily functioning. These cells carry oxygen to the rest of your body – vital to your movement and functions. During the menstrual cycle, anemia caused by iron deficiency from blood loss can multiply feelings of fatigue.
Tip: incorporate an iron supplement into your daily regime.
Not Treating Depression – If you’re suffering from depression and not acknowledging it accordingly, depression can manifest itself physically, showing up as extreme fatigue, loss of interest in activities you love, headaches, loss of sleep.
Tip: consult your primary doctor if you feel you may be suffering from depression.
Not Treating Diabetes or Heart Disease – Diabetes and diseases of the heart are both becoming more widespread as obesity levels rise. If you have unexplained fatigue, especially if you do eat often and fairly well, consult your doctor. If you notice it takes you longer to perform routine tasks or you find yourself pained to complete your day to day activities, call your doctor.
Tip: although consulting your doctor is vital, diabetes symptoms can be eased with reforming your diet, exercising more frequently, and taking medications.
In sum, eating well and moving around – working up a sweat! – every day will help you to sleep better, feel less fatigued, and feel great all the time.
To your health,