So TIRED all the time!?


AFH1
on Jul 07, 2015 @ 03:17 pm

I'm writing to ask if anyone has any suggestions or personal remedies that they have found work for being extremely tired. I generally get 6-7 hours of sleep per night, and try to exercise a few times a week. I'm a 26 year old female who has an office job, and I find that I get EXTREMELY tired by the afternoon. I'll often be stifling yawns consistently, and if I am not stimulated (in a meeting or something), I'll get near that head-bobbing sleepy stage. I'm not really under or overweight, and I try to eat a healthy breakfast (fruit or oatmeal), a light lunch, and get dinners. When I get home from work, a half hour power nap is a MUST. Does anyone have any suggestions? What do you do to keep yourself going? Is EVERYONE this tired or am I struggling particularly hard?
 

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Anonymous
Food is energy on Jul 07, 2015 @ 03:29 pm

You should try having a bigger breakfast and lunch your smaller meal should be dinner , if your a little fuller you might have a little more energy plus your busier during the day your body needs fuel to burn off aka food....and avoid drinking anything that has high amounts of caffeine after noon as they tend to make you crash. You could also try switching up your sleep patterns I find if I work out first thing in the morning that I have much more energy as well .
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AFH1
Thank you! on Jul 07, 2015 @ 03:32 pm

Thank you, those are great suggestions. I usually get my coffee in the afternoon based on my energy drop, but perhaps I should do the morning or skip altogether. And having bigger meals earlier is a great idea too, I often have a pretty small lunch.
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Griechux
. on Jul 07, 2015 @ 03:43 pm

Try matcha instead of coffee. It will give you great energy all day long without crashing.
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AFH1
Thank you! on Jul 07, 2015 @ 03:53 pm

Thank you @Griechux! Also a possibility for my breakfasts :)
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Kylee
Tiredness on Jul 07, 2015 @ 05:34 pm

I find that this summer I have been super tired as well.. Maybe it's the weather idk. What I try and do is force myself to get out more and do things! And you are doing the right thing by working out :) that's a natural and healthy way to get energy.

Another thing, I bought some organic peppermint oil a few days ago and I actually use it in the shower to help wake me up and invigorate me! And by shower I mean a semi cold shower haha, it works because I have energy for the whole day!

I found the peppermint oil at a natural products shop I suppose you'd call it. If you don't have any in your area maybe try ordering it online?

Goodluck!!! :)
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ravina
Tired on Jul 07, 2015 @ 07:19 pm

get your iron and thyroid checked. i have these conditions which made me tired all the time
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rogersresaca
tired on Jul 08, 2015 @ 05:47 am

Hi there, I agree with Ravina about getting your thyroid checked. I have hypothyroidism and it made me tired all the time, hair was falling out some, cold feet or hands at times, mostly sluggish and so tired. I've been struggling with this condition for years and the doctors still don't have it completely under control. I still get tired, but nothing like I did before, I would ask them to check all levels. They usually only check a certain one and it doesn't always show up. I hope you feel better, Ginger.
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AFH1
You're all the best! on Jul 08, 2015 @ 12:34 pm

I have been wondering about iron and thyroid! I have an appointment in august and will ask about those. Thank you guys so much!

I started my day with a huge, thick smoothie (bananas, apples, mango, yogurt, almond milk, and flax seed) and brought a homemade veggie burger (took forever to make them but they were great, I recommend checking out Oh She Glows for the recipe) for lunch with avocado, and haven't had any coffee at all yet. I'm hoping hitting my lifestyle hard with all of your wonderful suggestions keeps me out of my yawning funk! Thank you!
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bethanito
Wake up on Jul 08, 2015 @ 02:31 pm

A little pick-me-up I like when I start to feel a little sluggish is so stupidly simple-- I chug water. A lot of the time, especially in the afternoon or evening, if people haven't been drinking as much water as they should, their energy levels drain as a result. I'm not saying it's the ultimate factor, but it definitely helps to stay hydrated. As an extra little something I add some pure lime juice. Not only is it nice to have some flavour, but I find that the burst of citrus makes me feel a little bit more invigorated. Also you can add other fruits or mint. Yum!
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danielle7
Not being tired on Jul 15, 2015 @ 11:12 am

I work an office and I find the longer I sit the more tired I get. So every half hour or so I try to get up and walk for a few seconds. I find constantly drinking water or peppermint tea helps. Or listening to upbeat music. When I get home it takes everything in me not to nap. Not having a huge heavy supper helps so that I have energy to go and do things. I struggle with this too so thanks for starting this thread its nice to see the other comments :)
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