There is nothing like getting a good night’s sleep—you wake up clear-headed, refreshed, and restored. So, if you often go through the day feeling lethargic, sleepy, and sluggish, even after a full night’s rest, you shouldn’t ignore it.
Even though it is common to feel tired throughout the day from time to time, persistent symptoms of drowsiness during the day may be associated with your health and sleep habits.
6 Reasons Why You Still Feel Tired Even after a Full Night’s Rest:
– Lack of quality sleep
Without adequate sleep (about seven to nine hours for a healthy adult), your body and brain can’t be replenished. If you don’t get proper sleep at night, it may interfere with your ability to do the everyday activities.
So, you should go to bed and wake up at the same time every single day. Set a good bedtime routine (like take a shower, put your pajamas on, turn off the light, and go to bed.)
According to the Natural Hydration Council, 1 in 10 cases of fatigue are attributed to dehydration. Therefore, you should drink lots of water throughout the day.
Watery foods such as vegetables and fruit can help rehydrate you, as well.
You should also avoid any caffeinated beverages after 3pm as the effects may last up to twelve hours and interfere with your sleep.
– Poor diet/nutrition
Even if you eat healthy, it does not mean that you are getting the essential nutrients. A nutritional deficiency may lead to brain fog.
If you have any nutritional deficiency, make sure that you are eating a healthy, balanced diet, as well as supplementing for shortcomings in nutritional intake. It is good to know that zinc, magnesium, calcium, vitamin B12, vitamin C, and vitamin A play a great role in your brain health.
– Using electronic devices before bedtime
If you read before bed using your smartphone or another electronic device, you may find it more difficult to wake up bushy-tailed and bright-eyed compared to people that curl up with a printed book.
It is important to understand that the blue light emitted from electronic devises can suppress melatonin, i.e., the sleep-promoting hormone, responsible for controlling your sleep and wake cycles. This means that if your melatonin level is out of whack, you probably are not sleeping as soundly as you assume you are.
That’s why you need to shut down all electronic devices 1.5 hours before bedtime. You may also want to move your smartphone out of your bedroom; even when it is on airplane mode, it may emit enough light to interfere with your sleep.
– Sedentary lifestyle
It goes without saying that sitting for too long can be detrimental to your sleep and overall health. It can also make you feel tired after waking up.
So, you should take simple steps to get your body moving. A thirty-minute walk every day will do the trick.
– Chronic stress
Stress is exhausting. It can cause both high and low levels of fatigue, as well as leave you feeling tired during the day, whether you get enough sleep at night or not. You may find that you need to nap hours upon hours extra – or feel as if you cannot focus on life due to your tiredness.
In case your job is really stressing you out, check if your employer allows any type of remote work. You may also want to keep a schedule as doing so to see where your time is spent. Also, use stress management techniques to manage your stress.