Matthews McGarry, Fitness Advisor says: Wouldn’t you like to know why you’re feeling like you could just jump onto any bed or a couch and just pass out? Sometimes, even if you are getting a ton of sleep, you are plagued with a constant feeling of exhaustion and sleepiness. This can hinder your productivity and even force you to opt for taking huge amounts of caffeinated beverages and various pharmaceuticals that could end up harmful for your health. See if you can recognize your problem.
- Too much brain activity before bed – The world of today is encumbered by profound amounts of digital activity – there’s almost no space for boredom. If you’ve ever had a friend sleep over at your place way back when you were a kid, you’ll certainly remember not only not wanting to fall asleep, but also not being able to. This is due to all the brain activity that’s supposed to decrease, but really doesn’t, when your head hits that soft pillow in the warm confines of your own bed. Today, however, as I’m sure you do too, we engage in long chatting sessions, even when we hit the bed. This leads to the aforementioned increased brain activity, thus rendering us unable to quickly fall asleep, further causing us to feel tired throughout the following day.
- Diet – Yes, diet is an integral part of any aspect of any person’s healthy life. What we ingest is what we are. The perfect balance between a quality diet and an adequate amount of water is a perfect recipe for staying up and at ‘em, while feeling confident and healthy. Consuming enough liquid is especially important if you are physically active during the day. A proper amount of daily exercise is crucial for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but only if it’s followed by appropriate amounts of water and a quality diet.
- Exercise – Our bodies are tuned to remain active during the day. However, the modern life has inspired us to remain sedentary, while we do not have to perform any physical activity in order to obtain food and refuge, and our evolution is simply struggling to keep up. This is what causes our bodies to go haywire in a short circuit of things we’re doing wrong. If you are too busy to devise your own workouts, find a HIIT exercise plan on any of a number of websites, or even hire a personal fitness trainer, who will not only provide you with proper advice when it comes to exercising, but also come up with a healthy diet advice for your convenience.
- Inadequate amount of sleep – It is obvious that the lack of sleep will cause us to feel tired, but you’ve slept for 12 hours in the past 10 days, so what is it that’s constantly making you feel exhausted? It is 7 to 9 hours that you should be aiming at. Many of us refuse to get up from our beds, when we initially wake up, after an appropriate amount of sleep, and choose to sleep for at least a couple of extra hours or so. Sleeping during daytime is simply not something our biological clock is programmed to encourage. Thus, we turn what was supposed to be a healthy sleep, into a daytime nightmare.
If you have found yourself in any of the previous points, chances are you’ve found a reason for that feeling of perpetual exhaustion. Now work your way around it by following the advice above!