Everyone gets tired.
Maybe it’s because you had a stressful day or perhaps you didn’t get enough sleep last night. It happens to the best of us. However, if you’re regularly feeling sluggish or drowsy, there are some steps that you can take that can alleviate your weariness and help you from feeling so zapped. There more steps you take to take care of your body's health, the better you'll feel.
For additional information on things you can do to live a healthier life, check out this article on healthy habits.
Move Around and Exercise!
It seems like a no-brainer that the last thing that you’re going to want to do is any form of exercise when you’re already exhausted – But not so fast! Despite what you may think, instead of depleting your energy, working out when you’re tired can actually give you MORE energy.
Exercise release endorphins which are “feel good” chemicals in your brain. Not only that, but you’ll also be getting your blood flowing and oxygen & nutrients moving throughout your body which is going to help you become alert and increase your mood.
So not only is exercise going to improve your overall energy long-term, you’re likely to see some positive effects right away!
Many people who suffer from chronic fatigue don’t realize that they are actually dehydrated. You don’t have to be running in the sun without water to get dehydrated, either. Many people overlook the importance of regularly drinking water.
When you aren’t drinking enough and begin to get dehydrated, your blood pressure begins to drop and you’ll stop getting the proper flow or nutrients and oxygen to your brain. Feeling foggy? Drink more water!
Take Your Vitamins
In some cases, your drowsiness may be caused by a vitamin deficiency. This is why it’s important to talk to your Doctor about your symptoms and possibly consider supplementation. There are many multivitamins on the market which simply requires to to take a capsule a day.
It also helps to make sure that you have a well balanced diet with a variety of fruits and vegetables. It’s often recommended to try and get as many colors of vegetables into your diet as possible.
The Obvious – Get More Sleep!
The average person needs 7-9 hours of sleep. Every individual is different so you need to explore what’s best for you body.
These days, there are many people that are operating on little sleep. This can lead to problems with your memory, concentration, and motor functions to name a few.
These days, you can get tracking watches and apps for your phone that will actually be able to monitor your sleep and give you vital data so that you can make the proper decisions about how much sleep you need.