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Why Am I Always Tired?: Excessive Tiredness Symptoms and Causes

Updated on December 22, 2016
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What’s in a name? Definitions

Tired: exhausted, as by exertion; fatigued or sleepy.

Fatigue: weariness from bodily or mental exertion.

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Are you:

· Feeling like you want to crawl back into bed by lunchtime?

· Tired throughout the day even when you sleep 6-8 hours regularly?

· Concerned about how excessively tired you feel?

In a world of constant activity and pressure, many people report feeling excessively tired. If you are plagued with a consistent feeling of fatigue, knowing symptoms, causes, solutions and when to seek help is of the upmost importance.

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10 Symptoms of Excessive Tiredness

1. Trouble getting up in the morning: Do you find yourself pressing snooze 3 or more times daily?

2. Too tired for daily tasks such as working, driving or shopping: Are you finding that you are barely making it through your day because of drowsiness?

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3. Depending on caffeine: Are you drinking more than 2 cups of coffee, tea, or cola to cope your tiredness?

4. General feeling of being “run-down”: Are you dragging? Do you constantly think, “I need a vacation?”

5. Irritability: Is your tiredness causing you to feel overly sensitive? Easily frazzled?

6. Change in appetite: Do you find yourself eating less? More?

7. Muscular weakness: Are you feeling physically weak?

8. Difficulty concentrating: Having trouble staying on task?

9. Cold-like symptoms: Is your tiredness accompanied by sneezing, coughing or runny nose?

10. Short-term memory loss: Are you forgetting more?

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10 Common Causes for Fatigue

1. Lack of sleep: There are times when our sleep is simply set on the back burner for more immediate tasks. Projects, major life events and other distractions can cause us all to temporarily lose sleep.

2. Jet lag: Anyone that has traveled knows that jet lag can be exhausting. Jet lag involves a total shift in sleep. The longer the travel time, time change adjustment, and length of trip, the more fatigue will be experienced.

3. Sleeping trouble, such as insomnia: Excessive tiredness can be a by-product of sleeping disorders such as insomnia.

4. Stress: If you have ever experienced stress, you know that it is mentally and physically draining. Stress causes one to feel tried and lethargic in waking hours even if he or she is sleeping at night.

5. Heavy workload: Work is a reality of most of our lives. Some jobs require more work than others. Even jobs that can be fairly uneventful have times where more work is needed. These times can cause one to feel more tired than usual.

6. Depression/Anxiety: Tiredness can be a result of one’s mental health. Depression and anxiety can cause one to miss sleep at night or too feel overly tired with or without consistent sleep.

7. Anemia: Anemia is a decrease in red blood cells. Red blood cells are what help circulate oxygen through the body. Tiredness is a major symptom of anemia.

8. Recovering from illness: It is common for people to feel tired when recovering from an injury or illness because their bodies are utilizing large amounts of energy to heal. The result is a drowsy, tired feeling though it means someone is actually healing.

9. Hypothyroidism: Hypothyroidism is a disease where the thyroid gland does not produce enough hormones. Tiredness is one of several symptoms to this treatable, yet potentially serious, disease.

10. Alcohol/drug withdrawal: When someone is detoxing from large amounts of alcohol or drugs, it is common to experience fatigue.

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Seeking Solutions

1. Create a sleep routine: Developing a sleep routine can help decrease and even eliminate excessive tiredness. To create a sleep routine:

· Choose a desired “bedtime”

· Move towards going to sleep at that time one hour a week until you are in bed at the time you desire

· Wake up at the same time each day as you move towards your desired “bedtime”

· To help you fall asleep, make your room quiet and dark

· Stay in bed even if you have trouble falling asleep

2. Take naps: Take a 10-20 minute nap when needed.

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3. Exercise: Exercise increases energy levels by causing oxygen to circulate through the body. Even 30 minutes of walking briskly can help boost your energy. Exercise is also credited with helping the body settle into a deeper, more restful sleep at night.

4. Eat green leafy vegetables: Green leafy vegetables are among the most nutrient rich foods. They contain multiple vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They will not only give you an energy boost, but may also increase positive mood.

5. Vitamin B12: B12 is a vitamin that can be found in several different foods including shellfish. This vitamin is known for giving energy. In fact, B12 deficiency is another common cause of tiredness. Consult a doctor before taking B12 supplements to ensure it is best for your case of tiredness.

6. Vitamin C: Though there are some questions about whether vitamin C actually increases energy, many doctors and herbalist recommend taking vitamin C supplements. Fruits, such as oranges, provide a natural, delicious source for this immune boosting vitamin.

7. Folic Acid: Folic-acid, also known as B-9, increase energy on the cellular level. You can naturally acquire more folic acid by eating foods such as leafy green vegetables, dry beans, liver and eggs. Synthetic B-9 can be found in cereals, breads, rice, four and pasta.

8. Drink plenty of water: Though water has no nutritional value, hydration does affect body functions. From digestion to the carrying of electrolytes, water keeps your body running smoothly.

9. Meditate: Meditation is a wonderful way of quieting the mind. Quieting the mind can help with several symptoms of fatigue including concentration and stress.

10. Do something fun!: Doing something fun for yourself can be a great stress reliever. It can also help break up the monotony of every day routines.

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When to Seek Professional Help

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If other symptoms such as unusual weight gain, brittle hair, excessive crying, and/or insomnia occur, it is time to seek professional help. Conditions such as hypothyroidism and depression include tiredness along with other symptoms. These are serious conditions that require medical care.

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    • rahul0324 profile image

      Jessee R 5 years ago from Gurgaon, India

      Very useful hub over here. I would like to share a problem of my own. I sleep too much like, I cannot get out of bed before 11-12 hours of sleep. Moreover I sleep very late. Any solution to that??

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      OLDNAVY 5 years ago

      Thanks for a great article. These are some very helpful tips I can start using today.

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      Sturgeonl 5 years ago

      Very informative hub!

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      This is an awesome resource you've made here @ KrystalD, I think your on your way up the Hubpages ladder of success with awesome content such as this. I have recently discovered about the effects of bodily PH levels both acidic & alkaline levels in the blood, and what it does to us all.

      The foods we eat & drink daily definitely contribute to the overall wellness of our immune system, and thus our sleep patterns, or as you stated above tiredness during the day. So in turn I decided to change my diet towards the leafy greens direction, since what I found as you also said, is they have antioxidants, which reverse the process of oxidation in our cells after metabolism has occurred during digestion.

      I use to have a serious case of gastritus, which made me tired and sleepy at moments when I felt I should have been energetic, but this is all changing now, with my move towards better health. Stress reduction is definitely another key element as you also stated here, and I meditate as well often.

      Thanks for sharing such a powerful guide and useful hub. Voted up in very way.

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      sabrani44 5 years ago

      Great hub, all your tips are very helpful. I've tried exercising when I can't sleep and that really works! Thanks for sharing.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Great informative article. I walk on the treadmill, but i can not do it too close to retiring, It gives me too much energy.. Thank you for sharing..

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      KrystalD 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks for stopping by and reading all! I really could not sleep last night and boy did I pay for it today in exhaustion!

      rahul0324, that is a lot of sleep! I would see a doctor. It might also be that your making yourself tired by sleeping for so long. An alarm clock can help you keep your sleep at 8 hours nightly.

      sabrani and always exploring, I sleep much better when I exercise regularly too but I find it a challenge to go after my long days at work. I go through ebs and flows of regular exercise.

      cloud explorer, I have been enjoying my time with HP. I find my interest growing. I am fascinated at what catches my attention. Health is a topic I never really thought I would be writing about but it is a topic that is important to my life. I think it is relatable for us all! Thanks for sharing your experience with digestion, stress and sleep. I know that it can be a real balancing act and I seem to go in and out of awareness of these issues. I am getting ready to do a month long detoxification with juices and plenty of organic raw fruits and vegetables. I am sure that hourney will make for some interesting writing! I am hoping it might help me become more consistent with my healthy lifestyle. My father passed from diabetes and I know what I do to my body now effects the rest of my life.

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      nuchime 5 years ago from philippines

      Very informative hub you've got here KrystalD. I also find myself in this situation from time to time, So I'll try the solution you suggested...

      Thanks for sharing!!

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      Injured lamb 5 years ago

      Thanks for this hub of yours that covered with full of information...well done KrystalD, cheers!

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      KrystalD 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      nuchime-Thanks for reading and commenting. I think we all experience exhaustion at one point.

      Injured Lamb-Thanks for reading!

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      Beata Stasak 5 years ago from Western Australia

      So important hub for our modern fast paced lives...we are all rushing constantly..but where and to whom and to achieve...to have what?....Do you really know?

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      KrystalD 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      I wonder what the rush is myself! The demands of modern society are overwhelming and it is a real choice to unplug. In the meantime, let's at least take naps!

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      raciniwa 5 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      wow...this is an awesome hub, and you have stated it all...from symptoms, to causes down to solutions...i do experience this before and i would admit that i experienced depression at that time...

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      very useful and interesting hub.. I am all the above. except alcohol and drug use. this past month I have been at the hospital every day almost all day. My husband has been in the hospital he is finally out. but now I have to take care of him at home. it is exhausting. I know I need to work out..but I can hardly get out of bed and I can't leave him by himself.

      thanks for a great hub

      voted up'

      debbie

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      mary-deo 5 years ago from Caloocan City, University Hills

      Nice hub full of information about how a person experienced fatigue and possible solution on how to prevent it. Pushing yourself too much for excessive working habit with the aim of earning more money is a bad habit as you don't know you it snatches your life little by little.

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      KrystalD 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      raciniwa-I have also experienced boughts of depression and I found it made me really want to stay in bed. Gettibg up and active was a key way for me to get through the feelings.

      Deborah-I am so sorry to hear of the health issues of your husband. I know that must be difficult in terms of feeling rested and refreshed. Taking care of someone that is so close can be a draining, full time job. I hope you can get some rest as things get easier. I hope even one small part of this hub was helpful for you.

      Mary-deo-I agree with you absolutely. Working too hard is a major reason for people's exhaustion. In the end, we all have to wiegh out the pros and cons of working so hard. I certainly work a job that demands a lot (teaching) but I truly love it and would not want to do anything else full-time (accept maybe write).

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Sorry for your loss @ KrystalD, my mom also passed away many years back due to breast cancer, and so I'm searching today for all the answers I can muster, & to help myself as well as others avoid the disease entirely by creating more awareness.

      I found the info on PH balance to be the closest accurate data on the subject of disease, both low level illnesses & high, all seem to stem from this connection to Blood PH levels, and now I can see how my mom contracted the cancer, it was definitely a connection to her eating of processed foods, oils, high fructose corn syrup, fast foods, and the drinking of liquor every once & a while (casually & during holidays).

      Your hub was a must to do & I'm glad you wrote it. Thanks for being so kind to address my response to your hub here, it deserved another look as well. Hope your detox leads you safely to the health range your looking to reach just don't forget balance is key, this is what I'm learning today me & my wife.

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      KrystalD 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      Couldexplorer,

      The quest for balance is a noble journey! I am glad to hear you and your wife are walking that road together.

      I know a little about blood PH but your hub on the subject was very educational. I feel like there is so much health information that I never knew! Is it me or does it seem like good health is the big secret that someone doesn't want us to know about?

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      molometer 5 years ago

      Great hub and excellent advice. There are so many demands on our time that we often think that we get the rest we need during sleep. This could not be further from the truth.

      I think we should exchange links as this ties in well with some hubs I have on sleep problems.

      Great work voted up useful and interesting.

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      KrystalD 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      molometer, I think that sunds like a great idea. I see we are two tired teachers! lol. I will be updating this with a link to your hubs on the same topic. Thanks!

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Very informative and you give some good advice. For sleeping, it is also good to stop doing any 'mental' activities (even searching the web and checking emails) a few hours before you want to sleep.

      Thanks for SHARING.

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      KrystalD 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks Brett! As a teacher I am sure you have experience with the wandering mind that can affect sleep patterns. I find winding down after work a challenge but I am getting better.

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting inf.

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      swb64 5 years ago from Addingham, UK.

      Very good, I must add, when my symptoms started I ended up - thankfully caught early - being diagnosed with sarcoidosis.

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      KrystalD 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      I just read your hub on Sarcoidosis and it was super informative. I have never heard of it. Amazing how many rare diseases exist. Thank you for sharing your experience. How have you managed to deal with the sleep issue?

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      swb64 5 years ago from Addingham, UK.

      Phew the sleep, I do what most Sarcoids don't do, I don't take 'cat naps' many sufferers sleep an awful lot during the day, even healthy folks will get restless nights if they day snooze too often, I try let the tiredness build up and aim on a decent nights sleep, Sarcoid can make us constantly tired, its how best to manage it.

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      KrystalD 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      Stu, that's tough. I hate that restlessness of not being able to rest. I am glad you have found some ways to cope. That is certainly important.

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      editorsupremo 5 years ago from London, England

      Excellent hub. The solutions you suggest are great, and I firmly believe in changing your diet if you are dosing up on caffeine to get you through the day and consume a diet of processed foods.

      Voted up!

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      Gracenduta 5 years ago from Kenya

      Great advice, thanks

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      KrystalD 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      editorsupremo, caffeine and processed foods are a staple for some people! I know that when I overly excess, I feel it in my body. Detox followed by a regular routine can really help someone get back on the right track!

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      KrystalD 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      Gracenduta, Thanks for stopping by!

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      meloncauli 5 years ago from UK

      Great informative hub. Thanks

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      hectordang 5 years ago from New York

      Great hub, I'm sure a lot of us can identify with feeling groggy in the morning or in the afternoon right after lunch. I really like your suggestion of exercising. Even though some people think that will make you more tired, I think doing it consistently will actually give you more energy!

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      Talullah 5 years ago from SW France

      Excellent hub!

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      KrystalD 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks for commenting meloncauli, hecor and Talullah. Exercise is a great resource for tiredness because it helps ensure a more sound sleep.

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      htodd 5 years ago from United States

      Nice Hub,Tiredness also comes when we work late at night and don't get sleep ..sleeping in afternoon also leads to tiredness ,Drink water as much as possible take vitamin C rich fruits like lemon,oranges which make you healthy and calm

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      SandyMcCollum 5 years ago

      Great info, thanks. I'd never known vitamin C as an energy giver, but it heals, and anything that is healing makes us feel better.

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      Cindy Murdoch 5 years ago from Texas

      Excellent Hub, and yes all those are reasons to feel tired, for sure! I wrote a hub about another reason someone might feel tired - Vitamin D deficiency. More and more people are dealing with this issue. Congrats on being one of the hottest hubs of the day and welcome to hubpages!

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      KrystalD 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      htodd and Sandy, Vitamin C is a miracle vitamin! I did not know it boosted energy until I researched this topic more in depth.

      Thanks for the new information homesteadbound. I will check out your hub on Vitamin D deficiency. It is amazing how our body lets us know when it needs something.

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      Sarah Carlsley 5 years ago from Minnesota

      Very interesting hub! I am ALWAYS tired, no matter what time of day or how much sleep I got the previous night. I've been looking into it more lately. This was helpful, thanks!

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      KrystalD 5 years ago from Los Angeles

      Pinkchic, I hope this hub was a starting point in your quest for an answer. Tiredness can really be aweful and while I hope you find your solution in some of these tips, if you don't. I highly suggest you seek the help of a doctor.

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      Penelope Hart 5 years ago from Rome, Italy

      Glad you mentioned hypothyroidism. Problems with the thyroid really cause tiredness and many of the symptoms you described, so yes, it's important to visit a doctor. Lots of us have it.

      Combating tiredness by understanding what causes it can really help, so many thanks for helpful Hub.

      Look forward to reading more of your work over the next few months.

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      LisaKoski 5 years ago from WA

      This is very well written and useful. The layout also makes it really easy to follow with all the information you provide. I've been having problems feeling tired all the time despite getting enough hours of sleep so I will definitely give some of your remedies a try. I don't like being dependent on caffeine and I'm sure I can easily replace my morning coffee with a glass or two of water and feel much better.

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      dagny roth 5 years ago from Neverland

      I'm glad you wrote this hub. I was nodding off just before I found it. Heading out to get some Kale now. Thanks! Voted up!

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      Peter Geekie 4 years ago from Sittingbourne

      Well written and important to realise that not all tiredness is down to modern stress.

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      Cathy 4 years ago from Louisiana, Idaho, Kauai, Nebraska, South Dakota, Missouri

      Excellent and well put together hub covering all the bases of your subject matter. Great job. Thumbs up.

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      luckykarma 4 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Maybe you have a thyroid problem, seems like all the symptoms are there. I'd go and get a blood test if you are feeling like that.

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      KrystalD 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks all for reading and taking the time to comment. I have experience with thyroid disorder and it did effect my sleep.

      Seeing a doctor is vital if sleeplessness is effcting your daily tasks.

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      MYWIKISTEP 4 years ago

      Very detail hub and also a modern problem of our societies.

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      KrystalD 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks MYWIKISTEP.

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      Ravi Singh 4 years ago from India

      Thanks for explaining almost everything.I liked this hub nd your ideas.voted up!

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      am301986 4 years ago from New Delhi

      Great hub and informative too. Thanks for sharing!

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      meloncauli 4 years ago from UK

      Excellent hub and very informative. Voted up.

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      libby101a 4 years ago from KY

      Awesome hub. Great info! I'm always tired but I know why... I'm a store manager and I work sometimes weeks without taking a day off.. the joys of salary! Usually at least 14 hours a day and many times 15 or 16 hour days! So my tiresome body is from that! Thanks for the read!

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      pandula77 4 years ago from Norway

      Very informative and covers all the aspects necessary! Thanks a lot for sharing such wonderful information that can really help any person who needs to be alert all the time! Thanks a lot. Voted up!

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      Peg Cole 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      Had to read this one just to find out why. You've covered a lot of the reasons for this pervasive tiredness that so many suffer. Recovering from major surgery has been the reason for my husband's ongoing fatigue, along with low iron and anemia. We are fighting this battle on many fronts and keep looking for ways to win. Thanks for your good tips to regain energy.

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      KrystalD 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks all for reading and responding! PegCole, recovering from surgery is enough reason for anyone to be tired! I wish you and your husband plenty health and energy :)

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      Steve Wright 4 years ago from Norwich, England

      This is a great hub, really enjoyed reading it and will definitely be voting it up. Diet plays a huge role in how we feel on a daily basis and I see you have covered that well. I write a lot about nutrition and often when I am feeling tired I realise I haven't taken my own advice! Will be reading more of your hubs :)

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      Dubuquedogtrainer 4 years ago from Dubuque, Iowa

      Very nicely written hub. There are other causes of excessive tiredness or fatigue - one is chronic fatigue and immune dysfunction syndrome (CFIDS or ME - myalgic encephalopathy). Of course, you hit the most common causes and that is what your very well written hub is about. Nice job - keep up the good work!

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      TripleAMom 4 years ago from Florida

      Very good hub. informative. Voted up. Interested to read more.

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      TheOracleKing 4 years ago

      I almost got a good advice from a doctor with this hub! Thinks I have to eat above mentioned foods for a better day.

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      Sandra Mireles 4 years ago from Texas

      Good hub. Thorough discussion about causes and solutions for being tired all the time.

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      ksinll 4 years ago

      I heard adrenal fatique can be the cause of tiredness. This happens when a person is under constant stress. It can also lead to obesity. The cure is to reduce stress through various means, reframing stressful thought patterns is one of them.

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      camira23 4 years ago from Boston, Mass

      Great hub,useful information.Thanks for your hard work to put all these together.

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      Dubuquedogtrainer 4 years ago from Dubuque, Iowa

      "Adrenal fatigue" is a popular diagnosis these days and it makes sense physiologically - however, last I heard it is not a true medical diagnosis.

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      Prakash Dighe 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas, USA

      Great hub - plenty of information. I have found taking a "catnap" of just 10 minutes in the afternoon keeps me fresh the rest of the day.

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      peachy 4 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      Great hub about tiredness. I always feel tired during the day because I can't sleep at night. Had to wait until 2-3am in the morning to fall into my bed. I think i have insomnia. Thanks for the tips. will try to stay in bed even when i can't sleep.

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      snigdha.s 4 years ago from India,mumbai

      I feel tired most of the time and getting sleep also doesn't solve the purpose.Tried drinking 2 glasses of water early in the morning but that also was not of much help.I sleep late and that is the main problem ,have tried to sleep early but stay awake till 12.I was a very active person but suffered jaundice then had to undergo laproscopy for gall stones.Ever since my activities have reduced I get tired immediately. Good Hub.Very well written.

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      MsLofton 4 years ago from IL

      This is a great article, I often feel more tired than I should. I do need to create a sleeping pattern/schedule for my son and I.

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      eric-carter 4 years ago from Fulham, UK

      Great article indeed

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      KrystalD 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks all. You certainly make it clear to me that I am NOT the only one that struggles with being tired :)

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      TotalHealth 4 years ago from Hermosa Beach, CA

      Nice job! Lots of useful information. I can definitely relate to drinking too much coffee and feeling worn out all the time. However, I noticed a significant and positive change once I restricted my intake of caffeine to 2-3 times per week and increased my consumption of water and herbal tea. I also increased cardio training and stretching, which helped combat stress and made it easy to sleep 7-8 hours per night.

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      Tracy Lynn Conway 4 years ago from Virginia, USA

      I really needed this pep talk to get back on a good sleep schedule. NPR just reported that when switching bedtimes around our bodies can react as though we are suffering from jet lag. Also, with so much media stimulation around it is hard to shut off the various devices and get our needed rest. Great hub! ~voted up~

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      Ruth McCollum 4 years ago from Lake Oswego, Oregon

      I'm am so glad to see someone took the time to adress this issue. You're right a short 20 minutes of sleep will revive your body.I think you did a wonderful job writing this.I found it very useful and helpful.You're right about everything I didn't mean to sound like the rest of your advice wasn't important, after I reread my comment.I thought it kind of sounded that way. Thanks

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      reagu 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      Great hub. I need to add leafy veggies to my diet because I do feel lethargic at times.

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      Lori Colbo 4 years ago from Pacific Northwest

      this was a great hub. I don't think people realize how important sleep is for your over all physical and mental health. I was surprised you didn't mention sleep apnea as a reason for tiredness during the day. I have just resolved this issue with a C-pap machine, which is a pain, but worth it because I get up in the morning refreshed. Your hub was very, very informative and much needed for our high stress world. Blessings

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      Brittany 4 years ago from Buffalo, NY

      Thanks for this hub. I have been worried about the extreme fatigue I'm experiencing lately—I could sleep for 12 hours and still be too exhausted to get out of bed in the morning. I'm going to try some of your tips, including eating more leafy greens and boning up on my B12. I used to survive on kale and spinach, as well as take a B12 supplement, but I moved a month or so ago and have not gotten back into my usual habits fully. Thanks for the advice!

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      Editorial Nation 4 years ago

      I always feel this way, It seems what I eat effects me more in the afternoon. I try to stay on protein in the afternoons and my heavier stuff in them morning so I can burn it off! Nice article very well put together! Thanks. :)

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      LGrey 4 years ago from Alabama

      Very interesting hub. The tip about staying hydrated is a great one. Whenever I am feeling excessively tired and there isn't a reason such as staying up late I will always try to drink a couple of big glasses of water. It may sound crazy, but 99 percent of the time it perks me up more than coffee.

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      bazita 4 years ago from MA

      Great i was looking for a such hub. i am going to use your recommendation, plus i need to stay away from my laptop once awhile.

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      Francissmk 4 years ago from Bangalore

      Really a good learning. I am suffering with this problem. So it is not an information, but a solution. I holpe it will help many people.

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      AmyEliza 4 years ago from Toronto

      I have never been a morning person. Ever since I was a toddler my parents would say I hated mornings... I've seen photos of me as a young child with the same "don't bother me. I hate waking up" look as I have now when I have to wake up. A few years back I was even more tired than usual, and would last all day instead of the 10 minutes after waking up. I would fall asleep in school, come home and nap, sleep all night, sleep at school etc.. I found out i was anemic and b12 deficient. I took iron pills and would (sorry.. TMI) get constipated, and b12 pills make me feel nauseous. Any tips of other things I could take without having to eat copious amounts of anything?

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      Mary 4 years ago

      Very well written

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      yssubramanyam 4 years ago from india, nellore. andhrapradesh

      excessive tiredness is due to depression. it can be physical or mental. our imagination is always superior to reality. do not live in imagination. it will cause great disappointment.

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      Ankita 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      great hub. Thanks

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      MizBejabbers 4 years ago

      Very good hub. Chronic fatigue, or lack of energy, apparently is very hard for the medical community to get a handle on. In many cases the thyroid is the culprit, and sometimes it takes years of testing if the problem is a TSH problem. Hashimotos disease runs in my family, and not only was I diagnosed with it, but there were tumors, too. My doctor was surprised because tests had failed to find either problem for years. When I recovered my strength too slowly, it turned out that I had another medication fighting my levothyroxin. I switched it to evening and am now slowly regaining stength. Also, anyone on thyroid medication should be aware that citrus fruits should not be consumed within 8 to 12 hours of taking the medication. My mother knew not to drink grapefruit juice for breakfast, but she had a glass of orange juice every morning and then wondered why she still had problems.

      I think that a lot of times depression is misdiagnosed as the cause. The depression is actually being blamed when it is a result of the underlying cause.

      rahul0324 It could be thyroid, lungs, or a heart problem. Keep after the doctors until they find it. I feel for you, been there done that.

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      rex michaels 4 years ago

      Great Information, Thanks For Sharing

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      KrystalD 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks for reading and commenting all :)

      Amy, I totally understand not being a morning person and I am glad to hear you took the time and care to find what was medically behind it. Exercise and meditation are two things you could try adding to your life to help without eat more :)

      cablemanagements, two naps a day sounds like a luxury! Seems to me you are getting enough rest for someone at any age! Keep up the great work :)

      MizBejabbers,

      Finding the true diagnose can take time and I agree about the misdiagnosis of depression. Tiredness can and is often a physical problem. Sounds like you and your mother have been lucky ladies to find out what was going on. Thanks for sharing :)

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      Wilbart26 4 years ago

      Very useful article, this will help a lot of people, thumbs up!

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      breathe2travel 4 years ago from Gulf Coast, USA

      I am going to add a link to this hub to my "Everyday Toxins & Topic Habits: Top 5 Ways to Weaken Your Immune System" hub and my "Immune Boosting - Why Start" hub.

      This is an informative hub! Voted up, interesting & useful. :) Best regards~

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      Bopeli 4 years ago from Cambodia

      Great hub, I have been faced with tiredness everyday even now because of my sinus, any way can help with that?

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      Allen Willette 4 years ago from Marin County, California

      I used to be one of those always-tired people years ago. Here's another cause of fatigue I discovered: Sugar! Even though I didn't think I had a problem with sugar - and didn't think I consumed that much of it, I eventually had to face the reality that I did. It's in everything. (Bodywork / massage can also be very helpful for relaxing, reducing stress and inducing sleep.)

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      KrystalD 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      This is so true for me TennisElbowTutor! When I leave sugar and flower alone my body is much more energized!

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      yssubramanyam 4 years ago from india, nellore. andhrapradesh

      insecurity, or very much negative oriented imagination, or many failures experienced in the past ,besides health disorders.

      non coordinating family members..

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      Donna9376 4 years ago

      Very useful hub, thanks for sharing.

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      Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

      I have my ups and downs with extreme tiredness. Thanks for sharing. This is such a professional looking hub... something that I would read in a magazine article... GREAT JOB! Voted Up!

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      MargaritaEden 4 years ago from Oregon

      Very detailed, thank you!

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      KrystalD 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks :) I think this topic desired some detail as it is an issue that effects so many of us. Thanks for reading!

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      Nithya Venkat 4 years ago from Dubai

      KrystalID many of us do not know why we are tired, your hub will be an excellent pointer to the actual cause. Great hub. Voted up.

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      KrystalD 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      Its hard ti find a solution if you don't know the problem. Thanks for reading and commenting :)

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      Escape to the Sun 4 years ago from UK

      Thank you for this hub! I have had insomnia for quite a long time, and I know how annoying it can be to be tired all the time.

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      Anoop Aravind A 4 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

      informative article.Thanks For Sharing

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      Lisas-thoughts101 4 years ago from Northeast Texas

      KrystalD,

      There is so much good information to refer to in this article. The food sources alone are so important. Thank you! I have a chronic problem with waking during the night which causes me to be tired during the day. I am going to try some of these energy boosters. Voted up and useful.

      Take care,

      Lisa

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      KrystalD 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      Lisa, I hope changing your diet will offer some relief!

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      Just a Guest 4 years ago

      Thank you for this interesting article. In addition, I'd like to say this: I found that the cause of my drowsiness was the number of hours I've been sleeping. I know many people think that 8 hours of sleep will get you the most rested, but this is not true. In fact, it is better to get 7 hours of sleep. Why? Because the human sleep cycle is 1 hour and 30 minutes long. If you wake up with a completed sleep cycle under your belt, you will have no trouble staying awake. This is because your lightest stage of sleep is at the end of the cycle, so you will wake up easily. So take any amount of time, and if it's evenly divisible by 1.5, it's a good amount of sleep to get. Just thought I'd share.

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      Joyette Fabien 4 years ago from Dominica

      A most interesting hub! Voted up! I could identify with some of the causes you outlined. I went through the experience of over tiredness over a period of several months. It turned out to be hyperthyroidism. Now I am careful to shake off matters that cause unnecessary stress.

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      reviewthelaw 4 years ago from Newport Beach , California , 92660 United States

      very useful hub. thumbs up! you have a great solutions here huh... guess I need to eat more fruits with vitamin c. thank you so much for sharing this wonderful topic.

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      KrystalD 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      We can all use more vitamins. Especially vitamin C that has so many important health benefits :)

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      KrystalD 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      Wow! I never heard this about the sleep cycle. I really appreciate this new bit of information :)

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      KrystalD 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      I also have experienced hyperthyroidism and boy did it throw off my sleep. Glad to hear you got down to causes in order to find a solution.

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      reagu 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      When I feel drowsy during the day, I go for a walk. It seems to work and gets me through.

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      yssubramanyam 4 years ago from india, nellore. andhrapradesh

      maintain self esteem and honesty, 90% of healthy feelings excite our mind. good hub.

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      Taking a walk is a great tip, reagu! Thanks :)

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      Oscar Jones 4 years ago from Alabama

      this is a very informative and interesting blog. ( hub) ... I relate to much of it.. I have my own personal strategies, but in reality, they all center around health and psyche, and heart .. thank you!!!!

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      jentaylorsc 4 years ago

      This is something I can relate to as I am constantly tired. My doctor actually said that I needed to be taking a vitamin D supplement as I wasn't getting enough which can make you tired. I think it has helped some, but I am sure stress, lack of sleep, and workload are also playing a part as well. Thanks for the informative article.

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      JP Carlos 4 years ago from Quezon CIty, Phlippines

      For me it's stress. I try to destress whenevr I can. It's really important to set time for myself and just relax. Even a 20 minute break can do a lot of help.

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      T4an 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Great article. A few months ago I was exhausted all the time. I found out I was anemic. Taking high doses of iron helped a lot

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      Esther Earl 4 years ago

      Nice hub. I always feel tired myself even though I keep a routine sleep habit. I was thinking that this might be due to too much exposure on computer? I spent at least 8 hours a day in working on computer 5 days a week and at night I also spent some time in tv. Aside from my eyes my whole body likes to stay idle most of the time. This hub helps a lot.

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      ashleecerny 4 years ago from Carlifornia

      Lack of sleep! I always tell myself to sleep earlier but at the end I was watching videos till 3am. Have to be more determined and control myself.

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      Maree Michael Martin 4 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

      What a wonderful, helpful hub, love it. I've been wondering about getting my thyroid checked. Well, I am truly going to take that as a sign now, since this is the third article today I have read about such a thing! Thanks for such useful information.

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      KrystalD 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      It seems that many of us have experienced the same symptoms involving sleep but the solutions are varied. I hope to continue eating right, adding in exercise to my routine and destressing to feel more energized. This is a one day at a time kind of issue for me as long as I continue to get regular check ups. That way I know it is not caused by something more specific.

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      mrsalsmom 4 years ago from Bristol, CT

      This was helpful. Thank you.

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      Kommadant 4 years ago

      Great hub. I find that I sometimes get tired at work because I find my job so boring. I am currently looking for a new job, so hopefully this will solve my problem.

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      beaddve 4 years ago

      Great hub! Shared!

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      vespawoolf 4 years ago from Peru, South America

      Very informative hub! I've had Vitamin B12 deficiency before that caused fatigue. A sublingual supplement took care of the problem. Voted up and shared!

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      LetitiaFT 4 years ago from Paris via California

      Oh boy, does all this sound way too familiar! I would add natural light deprivation. As a native Californian living in Paris, it's a killer! I'm in Portugal right now where it's bright and sunny & I feel normal for the first time since last summer!

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      yoginijoy 4 years ago from Mid-Atlantic, USA

      Great topic and so pertinent to our out of control hectic lives. Thanks for taking on this subject matter! I'm sure many people are getting a ton of suggestions from your ideas. Voting up and useful.

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      yssubramanyam 4 years ago from india, nellore. andhrapradesh

      when ever you go against conscious and commit an immoral act, it can appear in the form of tiredness. or fatigue. good hub.

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      Ionizer2012 4 years ago from Kirkland, WA

      Voted up, thanks for the informative hub

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      mysoulfood 4 years ago

      I had problems with extreme tiredness for about 2 years... I couldn't work out what was wrong, and my doctor even diagnosed me with "unspecified tiredness".... hmmm..... so it turns out I was minerally defecient - after taking a seaweed and aloe vera product I found my energy coming back after a couple of weeks... amazing! I really recommend this, especially if you have the kind of tiredness that doesn't seem to have a "cause"... if you're interested, check it out: http://abundance.lifestarpro.com/go3.html

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      Peter 4 years ago

      In our lives we spend most of our days in an environment that is overloaded with positive ions. These can be from electrical radiation or other sources. These have a tendency to sap the body of energy and can also affect our mental state. Negative ions and white noise can be restful. Rain creates negative ions along with a lowering of the ionosphere during the hours of darkness. Swimming is a great reviver and exercise. There is also a sonic ion producer it was initially used for asthmatics but was later taken on board by the pet industry to use in terrariums. I believe that Wall Street spent thousands of dollars on a certain type of cactus that soaks up positive ions. Another thing that will make you feel tired or depressed are CFL (Compact Fluorescent Light bulbs) light bulbs. Apart from the danger of the mercury they contain if broken. They emit high levels of UV and the sometimes-dim dead white light and strobing action and are known to bring on depression. LED lights are much better and safer if you want to save power. Or if still available where you live re-fit low wattage incandescent bulbs.

      Another thing you can try for sleeping. When you go to bed tonight try lying on one side for several minutes, take note of how easy or hard it is to breath, then turn on your other side and once again try the same. Most of us humans have one side for breathing better than the other. Once you find your good side prepare yourself for sleep by lying on your bad side. After a short while you will feel your pillow getting warm or even uncomfortably hot. Then simply turn to your good inside turning your pillow over to the cool side. Tuck the pillow under your head so the front part of your nose is facing over the edge where air is freely available. Many of us go to sleep with our faces in the hollow of the pillow and as we sleep sometimes as the pillow warms up we struggle for air.

      Remember this, we humans are designed to specifically create carbon in everything we do, use and create. This carbon (Not pollution) is used by the planets green matter, trees, plants, weeds and oceans and in exchange the earth gives us life and oxygen. During the hours of darkness “The Green gang” plants ECT stop breathing carbon and producing oxygen. During the hours of darkness they breathe oxygen and exhale carbon dioxide. It is a natural process that the largest majority (Not all) of not only humans but also other living creatures are designed to sleep, even the earths Ionosphere lowers to make the air denser and thus richer in oxygen. Ever noticed when you drive your car during the night how it seems to run smoother and better. This is due to the richer levels of oxygen in the atmosphere. So not getting your proper hours of sleep or staying up late not only goes against our natural health but can also help to drain us of energy.

      Oh another thing many people who spend hours listening to loud music can permanently damage their ears and finish up with the lifelong curse of tinnitus, this is a constant ringing in the ears which can also sap one physically and mentally. Don’t panic however if you start to hear whispering sounds in the night, If this is happening in your home it is not the spirits talking to you, could be as simple as an electric clock or a noisy electrical meter on the wall somewhere. Hollow walls will distort and echo the sound through your home during the hours of darkness.

      Regards Peter

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      Peter 4 years ago

      Another thing, which may help, since childhood I have used this exercise: Lie flat on your bed or the floor. Breathe out slowly; try forcing the last ounce of air from your lungs. Do not breathe in just count to 5. Then breathe in as slowly as possible as your lungs fill try to stretch them by taking in a bit of extra air, once again hold it and count to five. Then once again breathe out as slow as possible, remember to really force out the last of the air. Once again count to 5 then breathe in. Repeat this 5 times and the extra oxygen through your entire body will not only help with sleep but also increase your general wellbeing.

      Some times we can get an aching back, which may deprive us of sleep. This can sometimes be an injury or just general ageing. The spinal cord has small sacks of fluid helping to keep disks apart. When we sleep these fluid sacks fill and help spinal or back comfort. As a young to middle aged person you may have noticed that most mornings and afternoons you have to re-adjust your driving mirror. This is because we are very slightly taller in the mornings after sleep and the fluid sacks are filled.

      That is why some people suffer later in the day with back pain. As one grows older these sacks do not fill with the fluid and so the spinal area can become painful. However help is at hand. Our body has also has a collum of muscle around the stomach sides and back. This also helps to support the back.

      If you can give this supporting column a daily tone up it will help greatly. No I am not telling you to go for a 20 mile run, lift weights or do sit up’s. These can actually do more damage than good.

      Here's an exercise I use if I start to get any back pain. Usually fixes the problem quickly. Lie down on your bed or the floor, Breathe out and tense or pull your stomach in, Try holding it in whilst you breathe out slowly, do this as many times as you feel like. You are toning the muscles without exerting pressure on the back or spine. You can also continue to do this in your normal everyday activities. Even opening a door or steering your car. Eventually you may be able to hold your stomach in over a continual period whilst talking or breathing in or out.

      End result you could finish up losing weight around the stomach area and the strengthened collum will aid your back and possible help you to sleep pain free.

      Regards Peter

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      ramerican 4 years ago

      b12 is great. i also like giner and niacin. thanks for this article.

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      johnsmitht 4 years ago

      Sometimes sleep apnea could be the culprit why people feel excessive tiredness. Not only does sleep apnea disturb your sleep, it also reduces the amount of oxygen that you get while resting, thus, making your body feel very much unrested during the day.

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      nmdonders 4 years ago

      What a great hub! I love how much detail was put in and how everything from symtpoms to causes to remedies are covered.

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      cherylvanhoorn 4 years ago from Sydney

      Wonderful hub and very informative. I suffer from fibromyalgia and mixed connective tissue disorder and find myself swamped with fatigue from it. There are some idea's here that I will definitely be trying some of your ideas.

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      mypassion 4 years ago

      A very detailed writing about tiredness and you have also written about the solutions. That is wonderful!

      Having a glass of warm milk can get you good sleep in the night.

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      Tony Escobar 4 years ago

      Very informative, thank you!

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      Cheryl Van Hoorn 4 years ago

      It is a great hub. I personally have got a lot from it.

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      Vinsanity100 4 years ago from Michigan

      This is a great article. I have found that too many stimulants and not enough exercise can slow you down. Congrats on the popularity of the article too!

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      sfshine 4 years ago from Michigan

      Great hub. I often feel tired, but exercising gives my energy a boost. Try to use thyroid medicine as I have hypothyroidism.

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      Deborah 4 years ago from Las Vegas

      Excellent information for a very misunderstood topic. Modern medicine fails to really address the problems with fatigue and it's causes. I am very impressed with your use of photos and video, I am following you and maybe I'll learn something.

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      creepyhead 4 years ago from philippines

      I guess im suffering from excessive tiredness.. Got the 10 symptoms all over me

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      Recently Awakened 4 years ago

      That used to be me not too long ago. I have since had a spiritual awakening and my symptoms of exhaustion abruptly vanished. At first, I was waking up extremely early with surges of energy and now my sleeping habits seem to have leveled out. I often meditate and I do find this very helpful and refreshing.

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      blairtracy 4 years ago from Canada

      Great information! I had been feeling run down for years no matter how much sleep I would get. It wasn't until recently I found out I had a Vitamin B12 deficiency. Which also seemed to be the cause of my heart palpitations. I have luckily been feeling much better since my monthly injections!

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      Nikki Major 4 years ago

      Great hub!! It is full of useful information.

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      Chen Suen 4 years ago from Arcadia, California

      Great information! Lately, I've been having difficulty falling asleep so it's really messed with my sleep cycle. it's 3am local time right now and I'm still awake. Thanks for the tidbits on solving my exhaustion. I'll try some of those starting with sleeping earlier.

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      Mabel W 4 years ago

      Here's something that worked for me. I sleep on my back because sleeping on my side put the weight of my rib cage and chest muscles on my lungs. Sleeping on my left side put all that weight on my heart, too, making it labor more. When I go to sleep, I make sure my arms are at my sides or my hands rest on my thighs, putting no weight on my body cavity where my internal organs are. My breathing is much freer and more regular now and must continue that way as I sleep. I feel much more rested in the morning now and have more energy during the day. It's worth a try.

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      paige 4 years ago

      I am always tired 1 night I went to bed at 8 at was still tired in the morning I am losing weight and I don't know what is wrong with me ?

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      Jennifer 4 years ago

      I start from march this year every morning when I woke up I feel very tired and afternoon also .nighttime I sleep about 11.30pm and morning I wake up at 9.30am .I take vitamins , anti aging product still feeling so tired why?

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      KrystalD 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      Paige-I highly recommend you see a doctor. While the diagnosis could be as simple as stress, I would suggest talking to a professonal about your symptoms.

      Jennifer-It could be many reasons why you are still feeling tired. If your natural interventions are not working, going to a doctor might shed more light on your dilemma. I find that stress and anxiety are my two biggest causes of sleeplessness.

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      iguidenetwork 4 years ago from Austin, TX

      I am always tired and stressed. I am glad I came across this hub. Thanks for sharing your tips, they will help me tremendously.

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      vibesites 4 years ago from United States

      I really can relate to this! Thanks for posting your hub and sharing your tips. :D

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      KrystalD 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      iguidenetwork-I think stress is far too common! I hope this hub helps :)

      vibesites-Glad you and relate and your very welcomed :)

      DMV-Thanks for the encouragement :)

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      Amelia Aitken 4 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      excellent hubber

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      molometer 4 years ago

      Hi there,

      Just came to this hub and somehow forgot to link to it. Sorry I have done so now.

      Michael

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      KrystalD 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      Thanks Michael :)

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      molometer 4 years ago

      You are more than welcome.

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      alcsmjr 4 years ago

      hello, ive been searching for an answer for a very long time to why i have been so tired....its funny though because i can go to my grandfathers house or someone elses house and when im sleepy, i can lay down and sleep with no problem but when i am home, its like i can't sleep at all....i get so frustrated with that but i'll definitely try some of these tips....thanks

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      Shasta Matova 4 years ago from USA

      You have provided great causes and relief for excessive tiredness. Voted up. I found out that my tiredness was due to sleep apnea.

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      giles 4 years ago

      i can't wake up easily sometimes please give me some advice because im worried

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      KrystalD 4 years ago from Los Angeles

      Hi Giles,

      It depends. How much sleep are you getting? What time are you attempting to wake up? Are there other symptoms such as struggling to fall asleep?

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      Gabby McMahon 4 years ago from Ennis, Co Clare, Ireland

      what a great article, I can totally relate to it. I suffered from fatigue for far too long before seeking medical help. Went trough a series of tests only to to show that there is nothing wrong me. At the end it was anxiety and once treated I have never looked back. I would urge all sufferers to seek medical help as soon as possible, no need to suffer.

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      meloncauli 4 years ago from UK

      I wrote an article about adrenal fatigue which can be caused by stress/anxiety. The very symptoms you describe can be attributed to this and there are tests to diagnose. It is claimed that many are undiagnosed from adrenal fatigue and that change of lifestyle and addressing stress may help considerably.

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      mypassion 4 years ago

      Today I was feeling unusually very tired and was wondering what could be wrong. Here comes your article that caught my attention.

      It is time to get some quality sleep and check my anemia.

      I like your style of writing and good presentation. So interesting and never felt bored at all.

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      answers-questions 4 years ago

      Hi KristalD,

      These are excellent information for a very misunderstood topic. Modern medicine fails to really address the problems with fatigue and it's causes. I am very impressed with your use of photos and video, I am following you and maybe I'll learn something.

      Best regards, Atyq

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      Carla J Behr 4 years ago from NW PA

      Great info - so many are tired these days with keeping up with jobs, continuing ed and child rearing and it's good to know there are things we can do about it.

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      Faith A Mullen 4 years ago

      Thanks for the hub! I have certainly experienced this.

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      Remique 4 years ago

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      webwatcher 3 years ago

      Whoa outstanding site! You’ve undoubtedly resolved a good deal of my questions thanks a lot! Regzooka

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      Sid Kemp 3 years ago from Boca Raton, Florida (near Miami and Palm Beach)

      Thanks for an excellent hub. As a health coach, I find that helping my clients be well-rested and clear is always the first step!

      I would add some techniques so simple they are often forgotten:

      - Breathe! Deep, relaxed natural breathing helps us sleep, and also stay awake with a clear mind.

      - Tension and relaxation: The simplest exercises of tensing the muscles and releasing them is a great way to recharge.

      - Make a bedtime routine. Bedtime routines are not just for kids. After 8pm, no news, nothing gruesome on TV, all gentleness.

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      Carla J Behr 3 years ago from NW PA

      I wrote a hub on Vitamin D deficiency - when I had it, I felt like I was in a coma. That's another cause. Thanks for the informative hub! cjb

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      Chandryclaire 3 years ago

      A well written hub indeed. I noticed that my sleep dramatically improved if I had zero light in the room including LED light from my alarm clock and the temperature was cool. Also writing all my worries on a piece of paper and throwing them in the trash seemed to free my mind for a restful sleep. Thank you for sharing your ideas.

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      erorantes@yahoo 3 years ago

      I like your article Miss Krystal ID. I happy that you wrote this hub .Thank you.

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      Elsie Hagley 2 years ago from New Zealand

      Very interesting hub with"Food for Thought", hopefully I can get over this tiredness. Thanks for sharing with us.

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      Leandro Russo 2 years ago

      This article very accurately and concisely gives us 10 reasons why we may be feeling tired all the time. I have been looking for such a brief but precise list of the causes of constant tiredness for some time now and I will certainly keep deep in my mind these 10 common origins of fatigue so that I make sure I always feel vibrant and active. Basically, the primary reason for continuous tiredness is the lack of sleep, even at weekends when we stay up late on Saturday night. It is a chain of events because we end up sleep on Sunday morning, we cannot fall asleep on Sunday night and we wake up tired and drained on Monday morning to start our working week. http://www.lifetoliveit.com

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