Answering the Age-Old Question: Why Am I Always So Tired?
If you find yourself asking, why am I always so tired? throughout the day, don’t worry (yet) — you’re far from alone. While fatigue and exhaustion can be brought on by a myriad of different things, they are more common than you might think. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 15.3 percent of women and 10.1 percent of men in the United States feel exhausted on a day-to-day basis. That may not sound like a lot, but in a country of 331 million people, that’s almost 70 million exhausted Americans.
At OnMi, we’re dedicated to providing you with the resources you need to patch up your life and feel your best. That’s why we’ve compiled a list of potential causes of your exhaustion, and how you might be able to best address them.
Instead of asking yourself, why am I always so tired? It might be more beneficial to ask, why am I stressed? Whether you’re clocking indecent hours, trying to keep up with the toddlers (and the Kardashians), or just living through pandemic life, stress can take an unhealthy — and oftentimes extreme — toll.
When we experience stress our bodies produce a natural hormone called cortisol. This is meant to trigger our “fight-or-flight” instincts during moments of uncertainty, threat, or high stress. There is nothing wrong with a little cortisol from time to time, but a steady release of cortisol over a long period of time, i.e., chronic stress, can wear your body down, weaken your immune system, and cause intense fatigue throughout the day.
Proper stress management is key for achieving serious shut-eye. While meditation and exercise are effective ways to de-stress, we don’t always have the time or energy to maintain those practices. That’s why we recommend our Relax Relief Patch, an easy and fast way to help you decompress and stop the stress — before it stops us.
Remember the saying, “You are what you eat?” Next time you look at your under-eye bags in the mirror and ask yourself, “Why am I always so tired, it’s only noon?” it might be time to consider that when you eat “bad” or processed foods, you could start feeling bad, too.
With overactive and busy lifestyles, it can be easy to neglect a healthy and balanced diet. Fast food is good because it’s well, fast. But increased amounts of sugar and fats can cause you to crash and burn.
Next time you have an hour or a few to spare, try to meal prep and plan, and make sure you’re including all the necessary food groups into your meals. Need to make sure you’re ready to tackle those tasks? Try our Relax Relief Patch to help you unwind (and get some added nutrients) so you’re less stressed about tackling that grocery list.
Okay, you’ve seen The Office enough times — it’s time to stop watching it at 1 a.m. when you could be asleep. Dwight’s funny, but he’s not that funny.
Proper sleep hygiene and routine are some of the best and most effective ways to get back to bed. While it’s literally so hard to put your phone and laptop in a different room while you sleep, it can drastically change your sleep habits and patterns. Limiting your blue-light and noise intake before bed helps to ensure you wind down the right way. Oh, and try turning the thermostat down a notch or two, it’ll make you (and your dad) a lot happier.
We know it’ll take some willpower, but try reading a book or slapping on OnMi’s Sleep Support Patch — which helps you drift off and sleep soundly — before tucking under the covers.
Whether you’ve taken it upon yourself to learn how to run during the pandemic or not, exercise is a key ingredient to a functioning sleep schedule. It’s recommended that we get at least 150 minutes of moderate to intense exercise each week, or around 30 minutes a day.
Not only does exercise help you fall asleep — and stay asleep — it helps you feel less tired throughout the day, providing that energy boost needed to stop asking why am I always so tired?
While we all enjoy a lazy Sunday here and there, excessive laziness can lead to a sedentary lifestyle, which ultimately leads to feeling exhausted throughout the day. Jumping back on the horse is no easy feat though, and factoring in exercise into your already packed schedule can be challenging.
So until you can find the time to hit the gym — or while you sweat it out — give our Energy Support Patch a try. We’ve formulated this hypoallergenic patch with proven ingredients that deliver a long-lasting boost without the crash.
Proper vitamin intake and balance is a generally underrated way to maintain a healthy lifestyle — and a healthy sleep schedule. We typically get most of our necessary vitamins from our diets, which is why it’s essential to spread the wealth and include all the needed food groups.
But our bodies are demanding, and missing out on even one or two crucial vitamins can result in things like fatigue and exhaustion. The tricky part about vitamins is that the presence of one vitamin can be necessary for the absorption of another, so it’s important to make sure you’re getting the full package.
Problems with feeling over-tired can mean a deficiency in vitamin D, B-12, magnesium, iron, or potassium. However, it’s important to know and understand the proper dosage your body needs — and more importantly, how you should administer added vitamins. While taking vitamin supplements in pill form is one of the more common ways to do so, it’s not the ideal one.
OnMi’s transdermal Vitamin Support Patch is an easy alternative to over-the-counter supplement pills. All you have to do is simply stick it on and let your skin soak up our scientifically formulated blend of vitamins. Our Vitamin Support Patch allows you to get your daily dose of multivitamins without the artificial colors, fillers, and low-absorption rates.
Now you can rest easy knowing you’re getting what your body needs — without the hassle (or the big pills).
“Why am I always so tired?” Hopefully, we answered your question!
Feeling fatigued throughout the day is, well, exhausting. But with the proper lifestyle changes and supplement help, you can work on patching up your sleep schedule and catching the zzz’s you so deserve.
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And to all a goodnight…