Do you always feel tired and exhausted even after a good night’s sleep? If yes, you aren’t alone. Many people feel this way and find it hard to pinpoint the underlying cause.
In this article, we highlighted five potential reasons you struggle with fatigue. Plus, we explored possible solutions for each reason.
1. Your allergies are acting up.
There are some common signs of seasonal allergies, such as sneezing and having watery eyes. We also have less popular signs, such as low energy and fatigue.
If left unchecked, seasonal allergies can result in fatigue as the presence of the allergies causes your body to work hard, thus making it expend energy. This is true for individuals who have allergies to outdoor stuff, such as ragweed or pollen, or problems with indoor allergens, such as dust mites.
You should note that, aside from allergens, allergy medications can also trigger fatigue issues. There are some over-the-counter pills, such as antihistamine, that cause fatigue.
The way out:
Feeling fatigued due to allergies shows that something is wrong with your current treatment plan. We recommend that you contact your doctor to discuss your options.
They may switch to medication (or a different one) to help address the issue. Running a HEPA air purifier in your home is another alternative. It can help purify the air in your home.
2. Low testosterone
Testosterone is an essential hormone in the body, responsible for maintaining energy levels and promoting overall well-being. For optimal health, your testosterone levels must be in the normal range.
Low testosterone levels can result in tiredness, fatigue, and lack of motivation. Aside from these symptoms, low testosterone can cause low sex drive, erectile dysfunction, etc.
If your testosterone levels are low, you may want to consider TRT therapy. This therapy comes in different forms and can help improve the signs and symptoms of low testosterone.
3. You don’t move
Doing some push ups, side planks, and planks can wear you out. But are you aware that doing nothing can have a similar effect?
The more you wallow in a sedentary lifestyle, the human body gets more tired. The thing is, your body adopts a “use it or lose it” approach to fitness. This means that if you fail to exercise often, you will feel more tired when you start moving and are resting.
The way out:
The way out is straightforward, get active! And while you think about that, note this: the general physical activity recommendation is that you get 150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise weekly, plus two or more days a week of muscle-strengthening activity. As soon as you start moving again, it’s easier to carry out your daily activities without feeling tired.
4. You are exhausted
Stress doesn’t only affect your mind. It can affect you physically too. Your mind and body are intertwined and are in constant communication with one another.
So when you are experiencing emotional issues, whether it is positive or negative, there is a huge chance that they’ll appear in some physical way in your body. You can start experiencing headaches, an upset stomach, and fatigue.
The way out:
The best thing to do here is to tackle the primary cause of your stress. Yes, some stressors are difficult to avoid. However, reducing how you stress yourself can go a long way. We recommend including 20 to 30 minutes of exercise into your daily schedule.
Doing so will help increase your energy levels when you can’t eliminate stress. And if this doesn’t work, speak to a licensed mental health professional. They can help you process your emotions and learn healthy coping skills.
5. You have a thyroid problem.
If you are familiar with butterflies, you know what your thyroid looks like. The gland is butterfly-shaped and is located in the front of your neck. It produces hormones that regulate how your body consumes energy.
When your thyroid fails to produce enough thyroid hormone, it results in hypothyroidism, which can affect many of your body’s functions. Thyroid hormones have lots of receptors in the human body. Their deficiency can result in fatigue by excessively reducing the metabolic pathways.
The way out:
Take medication to replace the hormones that your thyroid cannot make.
Even as you implement these tips, you must prioritize rest. Sometimes, all you need to address fatigue is good rest. However, if this doesn’t work, it’s best you schedule a meeting with your doctor.