How to Tackle Chronic Tiredness

Written By Alla Levin
October 12, 2023

Sleep. It’s something that most of us want to have more of. As a kid, you probably hated the idea of going to bed. The thought of bedtime creeping up and disrupting your fun was probably so annoying. Most kids will protest when it comes to going to bed.

There’s the idea that they’ll miss out on something exciting. Plus, the notion that staying up late is a reward to contend with. As an adult, the opposite suddenly becomes true. The idea of getting a big chunk of sleep is appealing. But where did all that childhood energy go? So many of us feel tired pretty much all of the time. 

Feeling tired all the time can have a huge impact on your life. As well as reaching for the coffee all day, you’ll probably be feeling some other symptoms. Being tired can make you feel grumpy and snappy with your loved ones.

Tiredness can also impact your concentration and make it tough to get through the day. So, what can you do about this state of chronic tiredness? While we’re all told that sleep is so important to be in good health. This is both physically and mentally. But knowing you need to get around eight hours of sleep every night to be healthy isn’t always helpful. Ironically, the more pressure you put on yourself, the harder it is to sleep. The great news is there are ways to tackle chronic tiredness. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Get Checked

Before you do anything else, it’s a really wise idea to speak to your doctor. While there’s probably nothing to be concerned about, tiredness can be a sign of illness. Your body may be struggling to get over an infection, or you may be run down. But, you may have an undiagnosed condition that could contribute to your tiredness. 

Diabetes is a condition that can cause tiredness. So, getting checked for this is a good idea. It may sound scary to be diagnosed with diabetes. However, nowadays, advancements in treatment, such as the use of an insulin pump, make it much easier to manage the condition. Getting checked over by a doctor will put your mind at ease, and you can try other sleep solutions.

Try Sleep Hygiene

Getting to sleep and staying asleep throughout the night is a problem for many people. You’ll be left feeling tired all day and worried that the same thing will happen the next night. To tackle this, you could introduce sleep hygiene measures.

Sleep hygiene is often highly effective for people with sleep difficulties. This involves creating a healthy sleep environment by reducing light pollution, limiting noise, and getting the room to a comfortable temperature. Limiting caffeine, especially not drinking caffeinated drinks from the afternoon onward is also recommended. Staying away from your devices and limiting screen time before bed is also a really helpful solution for your sleep situation.

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