5 reasons for which you may feel tired in the morning
Fatigue can be a normal and important response to physical activity, emotional stress, boredom, or lack of sleep. On the other hand, serious illnesses can usually make someone feel tired, but other less serious illnesses can make a person feel tired and lacking energy. Here are 5 reasons for which you may wake up tired in the morning even when you get your 8 hours of sleep. When fatigue is not relieved by enough sleep, good nutrition, or a low-stress environment, it should be evaluated by your doctor.
(1) Anemia: One of the most common medical reasons for feeling constantly run down is iron deficiency anemia. It affects around one in 20 men and post-menopausal women, but may be even more common in women who are still having periods.
(2) Chronic fatigue syndrome: Chronic fatigue syndrome is a severe and disabling tiredness that goes on for at least six months. There are usually other symptoms, such as a sore throat, muscle or joint pain and headache.
(3) Sleep apnea: Sleep apnea is a condition where your throat narrows or closes during sleep and repeatedly interrupts your breathing. This results in bad snoring and a drop in your bloods oxygen levels. The difficulty in breathing means that you wake up often in the night, and feel exhausted the next day.
(4) Underactive thyroid: An underactive thyroid gland means that you have too little thyroid hormone (thyroxine) in your body. This makes you feel tired. You’re also likely to put on weight and have aching muscles. It’s most common in women, and it happens more often as you get older.
(5) Depression and anxiety: As well as making you feel very sad, depression can also make you feel drained of energy. Feeling anxious is sometimes perfectly normal. However, some people have constant, uncontrollable feelings of anxiety, which are so strong that they affect their daily life....
Some tips for reducing fatigue include:
(1) Get enough sleep each night;
(2) Eat a healthy, well-balanced diet and drink plenty of water throughout the day;
(3) Exercise regularly;
(4) Learn better ways to relax through yoga or meditation;
(5) Maintain a reasonable work and personal schedule;
(6) Change or reduce your stressors, if possible. For example, take a vacation or resolve relationship problems;
(7) Vitamin supplements might work for you;
(8) Avoid alcohol, nicotine, and drug use...