It can be hard to find the time to workout when you hit a fatigue wall midway through your work shift. While there are many factors that could be contributing you being consistently tired each day, there’s a good chance that it’s something that can be fixed. If you are struggling to find energy throughout the day, here are 3 reasons you don’t have energy.
While sugary foods can provide a boost of energy, the crash you receive when they wear off is typically worse than it would have been otherwise. Instead of eating candy or drinking sugary energy drinks, it is typically more beneficial to eat good carbohydrates to provide the body with the needed fuel for energy. Getting your diet under control will not only help your body work more efficiently but provide the needed energy that you might be missing.
If you are experiencing both a dry mouth and fatigue, you likely have dehydration symptoms. When the body isn’t properly hydrated, it typically won’t be able to function at high levels consistently throughout the day as it struggles to find hydration from the body. If all else fails and you don’t know if you are reaching target water levels, don’t be afraid to trust the color of your urine as a guide. Remember, if its dark and yellow, you likely need more water.
Perhaps the most common and overlooked reason you are tired is that you aren’t getting the required sleep hours needed to reset your body. While sleeping, the body will secrete HGH, or human growth hormone, and requires around 7 or 8 hours of high-quality sleep each night. If you aren’t able to meet these numbers, try a sleep aid; however, an underlying undiagnosed medical issue, like sleep apnea, could also be a factor.