Do you ever feel drained?
In fact, even after 9 hours of sleep you still feel tired and fatigued throughout the day?
Suffering with adrenal fatigue and always feeling tired is something a lot of people face, and it’s something I struggled to overcome for a while.
But what could be the reasons you always feel tired? But most importantly, how do you overcome it?
I shot a quick video explaining the main reasons you might always feel tired and the key ways to overcome it. I also shared a few ‘hacks’ I’ve learnt and use to overcome adrenal fatigue and tiredness.
1. Quality of Sleep
It’s obvious, lack of sleep will lead to tiredness. But what if you still get a solid 8 hours but still feel drained? Your quality of sleep is more important than the amount of hours you’re getting. Have you ever slept for near enough 10 hours but still woke up shattered?
The quality of your sleep is easily affected by the way we fall asleep. As children we’re often put through a bed time routine such as a relaxing bath, fresh PJ’s, a bedtime story and silent descent to sleep. But as we become adults our bed time routines go completely the opposite way. We undress, quickly clean our teeth, jump into bed in our boxers and watch multiple episodes of Breaking Bad until we dose off. In fact we fall asleep whilst the TV is still playing. Also don’t forget the phones we leave on the bed side table next to us which we check a few minutes before sleeping and as soon as we wake up.
Focus on improving your sleep and you’ll find you can get away with less.
2. Low Mood
When you feel uninspired, when you dread waking up and when you don’t enjoy your life it can lead to extreme tiredness and fatigue. When people fall into depression one of the main things they want to do is sleep. They want to curl up in a ball, stay in bed and sleep as much as they can. Even if you’re not depressed having a low mood or feeling inspired can leave you feeling extremely tired.
Concentrate on changing your mood, when you’re excited for life, when you do what you’re passionate about and when you enjoy yourself you’ll find it hard to feel tired.
3. Your Nutrition
Eat sugar, processed food and drink Alcohol often and expect your body to react to it in a negative way. When you buy a Ferrari do you buy the cheapest tyres when they need replacing or fill it with the wrong Gas? Your body is a machine and when you fuel it with the bad stuff it will produce bad results.
Drinking too much caffeine, eating too much sugar and not getting a balanced diet can contribute to feeling tired and fatigued throughout the day. Pay attention to your nutrition and you’ll quickly find a change in how energetic you feel.
Adrenal Fatigue Hacks
If you feel tired you often turn to the nearest Starbucks and grab a coffee. You repeat the process a few times a day. We often turn to sugary treats also for an immediate spike in energy, alongside energy drinks which again spike energy levels but lead to a quick crash shortly after.
Instead of the above try adding Himalayan salt to hot water with a splash of lime. Just half a teaspoon of salt is required and the lime will make the taste slightly more bearable. I’ve been doing this every morning for the past 3 weeks and have seen a difference.
Bulletproof Coffee is another option, combining Organic coffee with Grass Fed Butter and MCT Oil (or Coconut Oil). This will give you a range of healthy fats and will sustain the energy boost for longer.
A power nap is another great alternative, 20 minutes when you’re lacking energy can really help with your fatigue.
So there we have it, a few common causes to why you may always feel tired and how to overcome them.
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