“I Feel Tired All the Time” ….

Do you ever feel like you can’t sleep enough?

You will get a full nights rest and feel like when you get to work you could nap?

Or you get a 4’0clock lull no matter the circumstance….

You are not alone and there are reasons why you are feeling this way.

It could be simply “your habits” that are causing you to feel fatigued.

Here are some helpful tips to that could make those sleepy eyes bright again!

#1 Bright Lights Before Bed – Don’t watch television, go on the computer, read your kindle etc. before you go to bed. These lights stimulate your brain especially if you are watching intense or violent television it is hard to have your mind shut off even if your body wants to. It will always inhibit you to get solid R.E.M sleep which can create exhaustion during the day.

#2 You are not drinking enough water – Water is the key ingredient to so many wonderful benefits for you and your overall health. Even being just a little dehydrated can cause a reduction in blood volume, which makes the blood thicker. This requires your heart to pump less efficiently, reducing the speed at which oxygen and nutrients reach your muscles and organs. To calculate your normal fluid needs, take your weight in pounds, divide in half and drink that number of ounces of fluid a day, Amy Goodson, RD, a dietitian for Texas Health Ben Hogan Sports Medicine.

#3 You Skip Breakfast- The food you eat fuels your body, and when you sleep, your body continues using what you consumed at dinner the night before to keep your blood pumping and oxygen flowing. So, when you wake up in the morning, you need to refuel with breakfast. Skip it, and you’ll feel sluggish. “Eating breakfast is like starting a fire in your body by kickstarting your metabolism,” For good examples of quality breakfasts go to Fitchicla. 

#4 Caffeine Overload – Although it is great to get the caffeine fix first thing in the am you maybe over consuming throughout your day. Caffeine blocks adenosine, the byproduct of active cells that drives you to sleep as it accumulates, he explains. A study published in the Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine revealed that consuming caffeine even six hours prior to bedtime affects sleep, so cut yourself off by mid-afternoon and watch out for these surprising sources of caffeine.

#5 You Are Iron Deficient – Your body may not be getting enough iron. Iron deficiency can leave you feeling sluggish, irritable, weak, and unable to focus. “It makes you tired because less oxygen travels to the muscles and cells,” says Amy Goodson. If you are anemic or feeling deficient try adding

  • Red meat
  • Egg yolks
  • Dark, leafy greens (spinach, kale,collards)
  • Bananas
  • Mollusks (oysters, clams, scallops)
  • Turkey or chicken giblets
  • Liver
  • Artichokes.

Don’t waste your day feeling tired and unproductive. Take these simple steps to get that pep back in your step!

What are some tips that you have used CPM to feel wide awake throughout your day?

Post your answers in the comments below…

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Posted by: Annie