Why Am I Always Tired?

Being too tired all the time can be a hassle. It can affect your level of productivity at school or work and interest in physical and social activities, and may even lead to emotional and psychological problems such as depression. But why are you always tired? The reason may be as simple as not getting enough rest, or it may be as complicated as having a medical condition. Below are just some of the conditions you may have if you feel tired constantly.

Anemia

Anemia is characterized by a lack of red blood cells, which are the distributors of oxygen around the body. It may result from poor nutrition, vitamin deficiency, or excessive loss of blood during menstruation. This can have various effects on you, such as nausea and exhaustion for no apparent reason.

Chronic Fatigue

Chronic fatigue occurs when a person experiences extreme fatigue or tiredness despite having adequate rest and having no other medical condition that can cause the exhaustion. The website of GastroCare LI has listed several symptoms of the condition:

  • Difficulty concentrating and focusing
  • Enlarged lymph nodes
  • Feeling anxious for no good reason
  • Frequent headaches or joint pain
  • Sore throat
  • Depression

Depression may not just result from being constantly tired and generally disinterested about everything, because it may be the very thing that causes your tiredness and disinterest in the first place. Mental problems such as depression may greatly alter habits, particularly those that involve eating, sleeping, and willingness to participate in activities. These aspects will have a ripple effect in the life of the depressed individual, including in terms of energy.

Diabetes

Simply put, diabetes involves a glucose problem, and glucose is the primary fuel of the body. Because those with diabetes cannot effectively use glucose, their body may not function on its full potential, resulting into tiredness and weakness.

Sleep Apnea

The condition known as sleep apnea occurs when a person experiences breathing problems in his or her sleep. This may result into waking up constantly just to gasp for air and generally have an unsatisfying sleep. Of course, if the person didn’t get adequate sleep, his or her body has not been properly rejuvenated, resulting into constant feelings of tiredness, especially if the sleeping disorder is not being treated.

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